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Wednesday 28 December 2016

Carrie Fisher Dies, Age 60

Carrie Fisher has died, age 60.

The iconic actress, who portrayed Princess Leia in the  Star Warsseries, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She was 60.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher's family, said in a statement to People.
Carrie suffered a heart attack last week aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight 15 minutes prior to landing. A medic onboard performed CPR on the actress until paramedics arrived to take her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.
Carrie was the daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and at the age of 19, after landing the role of Princess Leia in George Lucas' 1977 space epic Star Wars.

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