The iconic Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher has died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60.
Carrie who was best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars had been hospitalised earlier in the week but updates on her health have been sparse since then.
A family spokesperson, Simon Halls spoke on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd and said: “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.”
Carrie Fisher suffered a cardiac arrest on 23rd December as she flew from London to LA. She was removed from the flight and rushed to hospital to be treated for a heart attack. She has however now passed away in hospital.
As well as her part in the Star Wars franchise, Fisher also starred in The Blues Brothers, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986 and, later, When Harry Met Sally.
Celebs have been taking to Twitter to share their condolences.
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016