Carrie Fisher passes away after recent heart attack

Entertainment / Movies

2016 has been a cruel year, taking many actors, musicians, and other loved celebrities seemingly well before their time.

Star Wars fans around the world collectively held their breath when it was announced that beloved actress Carrie Fisher had suffered a heart attack on a plane while flying into Los Angeles. We heard from TMZ that she was unresponsive for some time, but was stable as recently as yesterday. Today, it has been reported that Carrie Fisher has passed this morning following her recent heart attack, she was 60. Her death was confirmed by family spokesman Simon Halls in a statement released on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd.

It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.

Fisher was most famous for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars Films, but had a long and storied career both on screen as well as through her writing. In addition to the original Star Wars trilogy, and last year’s The Force Awakens, Fisher starred in movies including The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally. Her writing credits include Surrender the Pink and Delusions of Grandma, though she is also rumored to have helped write several film including Hook, Sister Act, and The Wedding Singer.

Fisher’s battles with substance abuse and her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder are also very well chronicled. Her struggles lead her to become a very outspoken advocate for mental health issues throughout her life. As a dog lover myself, it never ceased to make me happy seeing Carrie with her therapy dog, her French Bulldog Gary. It was heartbreaking to see the tweet posted from Gary’s Twitter account following her heart attack on December 23rd.

All of us here at Techaeris wish to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Carrie’s surviving family members, her mother (Debbie Reynolds), her daughter (Billie Lourd), and of course Gary. 2016 has been a cruel year, taking many actors, musicians, and other loved celebrities seemingly well before their time. Mercifully, this year is nearly over and we will all hope that 2017 can be a bit more kind.

  Source: People Magazine
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