Carrier Fisher, the actress who was best known by her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, has died today at age 60.
Fisher suffered a heart-attack on Dec. 23 during a flight from London to Los Angeles, was in ICU all weekend, and was even announced to be in “stable condition” before news of her death was confirmed today. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE 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.”
Fisher grew up in Hollywood, daughter to well-known entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She made her film-debut in 1975’s Warren-Beaty vehicle, Shampoo.
She was only 19 when they began production on the first Star Wars film.
Besides her iconic role as the Princess, we adored her in films like Hannah And Her Sisters (one of Woody Allen’s best,) Blue’s Brothers, and When Harry Met Sally, among others.
She struggled with drug-abuse periodically through most of her life, and later was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder. Much of this was chronicled in her 1987 bestselling, semi-autobiographical novel, Postcards from the Edge, which was later turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep.
After being diagnosed, Fisher became an outspoken advocate for mental-health awareness.
It goes without saying, that Carrie Fisher has touched all of our lives in some way or another.
According to PEOPLE, she is survived by her mom Reynolds, daughter Lourd and beloved French bulldog, Gary.
From the bottom of our hearts, those of us at Yuyu wish to send our love to her family and friends.
And may she Rest In Peace.