Carrie Fisher Dead Dies Star Wars

Star Wars' Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died four days after suffering a sudden heart attack; she was 60 years old.

Fisher was felled by a massive heart attack on Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles.  “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read a statement from family spokesperson Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Actress Anna Akana, who was also on the flight, noted that Fisher wasn’t breathing for “10 minutes or so” after the attack. Once the plane landed in Los Angeles, paramedics performed CPR on Fisher for 15 minutes before getting a pulse. They then rushed her to nearby UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator. Hours later, Fisher was moved from the emergency room to the Intensive Care Unit, her brother, Todd Fisher, told our sister site Variety.

Fisher shot to international fame as Princess Leia in the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars and reprised the role in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi. She returned to the franchise as Leia in last year’s The Force Awakens. She also had memorable film roles in When Harry Met Sally… (as Sally’s friend Marie) and The Blues Brothers (as Jake’s gun-toting ex-girlfriend).

She had an extensive career on TV as well, with appearances as herself on Sex and the City and The Big Bang Theory, along with roles on Entourage, 30 Rock and Smallville. In recent years, she voiced Peter’s boss Angela on Fox’s Family Guy and played Rob’s mother Mia on Amazon’s UK comedy Catastrophe. (Fisher was reportedly shooting an episode of Catastrophe in London before Friday’s flight back to L.A.)

Fisher was also an accomplished writer, penning the semi-autobiographical novel Postcards From the Edge, based on her relationship with her mother, movie star Debbie Reynolds. She also wrote the screenplay for the Postcards film, starring Meryl Streep, and worked for years as a highly paid script doctor in Hollywood, doing uncredited polishes on everything from Lethal Weapon 3 to The Wedding Singer.

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56 Comments
  1. ragnar51 says:

    SOB!!! Will this never stop!!

  2. Dannie C says:

    Well this bloody sucks :( R.I.P Carrie Fisher <33 love & thoughts to her family

  3. LaDonna says:

    2016, you really suck!!

  4. MissEllys says:

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    This is too sad.

  5. retsim says:

    How many more will this year take .So many Actors, Musicians and all sorts have been taken to soon .Sympathy to all their families .

  6. laurelnev says:

    2016 has claimed another great. Will this never end? #RIP Carrie Fisher. You are now a part of The Force.

  7. I am at work and I am trying not to tear up. My heart is broken. RIP Carrie Fisher

  8. MissEllys says:

    OH NO! This is just too sad. I have to go home.

  9. Brian says:

    So sad. May she rest in peace.

  10. Steve F. says:

    It was as if a million voices cried out suddenly in terror… and were suddenly silenced.

    Damn you, 2016. You can’t end soon enough.

    RIP, Your Worshipfulness. You are now one with the Force.

  11. Kevin says:

    Is 2016 the worst year ever? RIP Carrie Fisher :-(

  12. Lisa says:

    I echo- ” NO” – not our Princess – this year truly suck

  13. Couch Mom says:

    Fans, “We love you.” Carrie Fisher, “I know.” RIP, Princess Leia.

  14. Philip says:

    She was just on The Graham Norton Show and on 8 out of 10 Cats in the past month. It’s strange how someone can die or suffer a setback in the blink of an eye. This year cannot end soon enough.

  15. Linda says:

    RIP Princess.

  16. Anne says:

    A terrible loss; she was a great talent and advocate for mental health care. She’ll be missed.
    .
    Also, the forced extreme dieting the Star Wars people put her on in the last few years undoubtedly contributed to this degradation of her heart health.

  17. Maria says:

    Good grief, 2016…enough is enough already.
    RIP Carrie Fisher. Condolences to her friends, family, and co-stars.

  18. Amber says:

    What even is this garbage year?!? There are 4 days left in 2016. Make it stop!

  19. ninergrl6 says:

    This can’t be real

  20. Eurydice says:

    Wow, RIP – my sympathy to her family and friends.

  21. lame says:

    60 isn’t old enough, yet she’s gone, RIP

  22. TvPeong says:

    May she rest in peace

  23. french5851 says:

    Seeing her young face on Rogue 1 gave me the biggest smile. I am sorry to see her go, RIP Carrie.

  24. Karen says:

    thoughts go out to her friends and family RIP carrie

    2016, you really suck!!

  25. Cas says:

    I wish we cared about the innocent people in Syria this much.

  26. Jason says:

    So strange to have seen her young again in Rogue One just days before her heart attack. And that’s the way I’ll always picture her. To me she’ll forever be Leia.

  27. kmw says:

    Just very sad Rest in peace Princess

  28. texmike says:

    I was afraid of this. Although she was revived, she went too long without oxygen. RIP Carrie.

    • MMD says:

      I felt the same way plus they also said she was intubated so the prognosis wasn’t good to start with. When her mother, Debbie Reynolds tweeted that she was stable I figured that they were just trying to get everyone there to say their goodbyes.
      Rest in peace Carrie and deepest condolences to her family, friends and oh so many fans.


      Damn I am so tired of reading about deaths this year, especially in the 60-69 age group. I hope the door slams 2016 hard on its way out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE!

  29. Angela says:

    Can 2016 be over already, please? What a nightmare of a year.
    .
    Such a shame. Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.

  30. Mary says:

    Like I said in the other thread this has been the worst year ever. RIP Carrie.

  31. Mary Kelly says:

    This is so sad. 60 is way to young for anyone to cross over. RIP Carrie Fisher, may God Bless you and thank you for the memories. Prince, Bowie, George Michael now Carrie…God bless them all..

  32. Blondee says:

    So sad to hear that Carrie Fisher died, heaven gained another angel.. What a great actress and a very funny and talented woman… Condolences to her Mother and brother and her sisters … May she rest in peace….

  33. Jan says:

    And the sad times continue…
    RIP Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. 💔

  34. YestoKylie says:

    My heart is shattered….this is just horrible! Go well Princess Leia

  35. dave says:

    Princess Leia was awesome, even as a 5 year old in 1977 at my first trip to the movies she was an absolute gem, very very sad. Love you very much for the character only you could have created. Thank you so much for inspiring me in regards what a woman could be, you don’t know how much i will miss you my fine lady.

    How many diamonds can we lose before the world loses is shine ?

    Rest in peace my beautiful princess you will always be remembered as a lady nobody messed with twice :) ( who cares if it was make believe you were awesome )

  36. dave says:

    we have lost a prince and a princess this year, my heart goes out to both of the families because that talent can not be replaced, big love for you both and rest in peace.

  37. fiberlicious says:

    May the Force be with you, Carrie!

  38. CK says:

    RIP Carrie Fisher.

    I know she was known for her role in Star Wars, but my second favorite appearance of hers was her 30 rock appearance.

  39. Butch says:

    For anyone who subscribes to HBO, her one woman show, “Wishful Drinking” is available for streaming on HBO GO.

  40. Glory B. says:

    Praying for Debbie. No mother wants to lose their child at any age.

  41. michaelA says:

    She died because of a heart attack. A heart attack brought on because of 40 years of hard core cigarette smoking. Yes she will be missed but if your going to do this kind of damage to your body over this kind of time frame then it should be expected that something will probably cut your life short. Very unfortunate.

  42. Laura says:

    The great princess leia! !! And now her beloved mom debbie reynolds!!! Both will be missed!!!

  43. Jami says:

    2016 blows. RIP Carrie. You were beautiful, talented, gifted and witty. Yes she did party hard, and suffered from mental health issues, a lot of people do. This is so sad, Princess Leia an Icon to my generation. You made me laugh, now you made me cry. Now your Mother passed away a day after your. passing. Carrie represented my generation. I saw Star Wars in 1977 one of the best movies ever. I had never seen special effects, and the awesomeness of Science Fiction , would be forever changed. May The Force Be With You. I just started reading the Princess Diarist last night, when my sister texted and said Debbie Reynolds just died. I didn’t know either one, but I loved Star Wars and was a fan of Debbie Reynolds. No they are not my family but there was something so special about Leia/Carrie Fisher when she blasted onto the screen in 1977. Man rough year.

  44. Caroline says:

    I miss her so much