Performing artist Carrie Fisher has passed on suffering a heart attack last week, ET affirms. She was 60.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” family spokesperson, Simon Halls, said in a statement to ET on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, on Tuesday. “the world loved her, and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The Star Wars performing artist was on a flight from London to Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when she went into heart failure. Los Angeles Fire Department representative Eric Scott advised ET that they reacted to LAX for a patient on an inbound flight in heart failure at 12:11 p.m., and paramedics gave propelled life bolster and forcefully treated and transported the patient to a nearby hospital. News of Fisher’s demise comes days after her mom, Debbie Reynolds, tweeted that her girl was in “stable condition.”
“If there is a change, we will share it,” the 84-year-old actress continued in her post on Sunday. “For all her fans and friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.”
Fisher is best referred to for her incredible part as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars set of three. Simply a month ago, she discharged her journal, The Princess Diarist, in which she opened up about a sentiment she claims to have started with co-star Harrison Ford on the original Star Wars in 1976.
Fisher is made due by her mom and girl from a past association with headhunter Bryan Lourd, Scream Queens performing artist Billy Lourd.
After learning of Fisher’s passing, fans and big names alike have begun posting tributes:
Not Carrie Fisher. Just. Not. Carrie Fisher.
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) December 27, 2016
I met Carrie Fisher at a premiere once. She was kind and gracious, had her daughter with her.
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) December 27, 2016
I hope you know. pic.twitter.com/RHgZCWlY6T
— Taran Killam (@TaranKillam) December 27, 2016
“I like performing. I like partnering with an audience” RIP Carrie Fisher pic.twitter.com/kAysFMnjy7
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) December 27, 2016
This is unbelievable. What a terrible year for losing great artists, and so many too soon. Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher.
— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) December 27, 2016
ET last addressed Fisher in December 2015 at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens debut, when she strolled celebrity main street with 24-year-old Lourd.
“My first Star Wars memory was me kicking and screaming because she was begging me to watch it,” Lourd said. “I was, like, four years old.”
“Do I seem like a beggar?” Fisher joked. “They did not hire me because I was a beggar.”