“Star Wars” Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

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It’s with a very heavy heart that I inform you that Carrie Fisher has died at 60.

A spokesman for the family 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,” reads the statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

As we reported on Friday, the actress — who is the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher — suffered a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Fisher was known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise as well as parts in “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Blues Brothers,” to name a few.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew her.

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