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Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of ‘Star Wars’ with Carrie Fisher in the filming of the CBS-TV special ‘The Star Wars Holiday’, November 13, 1978. Ford says he leaves the singing in the special to Carrie, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The film will also feature many special effects not seen on the original movie.
Carrie Fisher in her teens.

Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars, has died. She was 60.

Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday just before 9 a.m PST. Lourd said her mother was "loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly".

Fisher had been hospitalised since Friday, when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.

She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo, and was also an accomplished author who detailed her experiences with addiction and mental illness in several bestselling books. Besides her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds.