-By Soraya Joseph
Hollywood and fans worldwide are mourning yet another tragic loss. Just days after pop icon George Michael’s death, it has been confirmed that actress and writer Carrie Fisher has passed away. According to People, Carrie, who was most famously known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movie, did not recover after suffering a heart attack on a recent flight from London to Los Angeles.
Aside from her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie also starred in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally and many other films. In her autobiography, Carrie revealed she battled with substance abuse throughout her career as well as suffered from bipolar disorder.
Carrie, who was 60 years old, was a staunch feminist and straight-forward mental health advocate.
Stars took to social media to express their condolences for the late star and her loved ones:
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
The toughest princess in the galaxy. We'll miss you, Carrie. pic.twitter.com/B63zm0AT8K
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) December 27, 2016
Sweet, Brilliant, Irreverent, Huge hearted Carrie, You gave me advice I live by to this day, & always will. On the wings of angels fly…❤️
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) December 27, 2016
Amazing princess. Kickass warrior. Incredible writer. Kind soul. My first crush at 6. RIP Carrie Fisher…galaxies of fans mourn your loss.
— Chris Hardwick (@hardwick) December 27, 2016
The actress is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds, daughter, Billie Lourde, brother, Todd Fisher, and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher. She will be missed.
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