Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

CBS News is reporting the death of Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise.

Fisher suffered a heart attack on December 23rd on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was rushed to a hospital, where she passed away today (December 27th).

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

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