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After news of Carrie Fisher’s heart attack just before Christmas, fans the world over were given a sense of ease when reports stated that she was in stable condition. Sadly, those reports turned out to be false, and this morning, the beloved actress and cultural icon passed away at the age of 60.

Family spokesman Simon Halls 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,” says Lourd. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher became an international star at 19 when she played Princess Leia Organa back in 1977. And while she’ll always be best remembered for her role in Star Wars, she was also a part of some other film gems like The Blues Brothers, The ‘burbs, When Harry Met Sally, and Hannah and Her Sisters. She also appeared in cameo roles all over film and television; from Star Wars-themed projects like Fanboys, or projects written by her fans, like Tina Fey on 30 Rock or with Kevin Smith in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She also saw recent success with her book, The Princess Diarist, which came out just last month.

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Additionally, Fisher helped change the conversation about mental illness when she opened up publicly about her own struggles with bipolar disorder, making her a hero to many.

“I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital… I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on,” she told Diane Sawyer on PrimeTime in 2000.

Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on December 23rd, and unfortunately never recovered. This just seems like one more painful blow in a year full of deaths that took many beloved public figures, her’s may be the most impactful yet. Recently thrust back into the spotlight with the new Star Wars films, fans are sure to take her passing with difficulty.

Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends, as we are truly saddened by the news.

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Some of the reactions from people who knew her, and those who just wanted to pay their respects…

And finally, on a personal note, one of my favorite bits from Carrie Fisher, and my favorite scene in The Blues Brothers

“Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra,” – Carrie Fisher, 2008.


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Source: People

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We’ve Lost Carrie Fisher, and It’s a Tragedy

Everyone's favorite Princess passed away. We are heartbroken. - "The beloved actress drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."

By Brian Kronner | 12/27/2016 11:36 AM PT | Updated 12/27/2016 12:37 PM PT

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After news of Carrie Fisher’s heart attack just before Christmas, fans the world over were given a sense of ease when reports stated that she was in stable condition. Sadly, those reports turned out to be false, and this morning, the beloved actress and cultural icon passed away at the age of 60.

Family spokesman Simon Halls 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,” says Lourd. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher became an international star at 19 when she played Princess Leia Organa back in 1977. And while she’ll always be best remembered for her role in Star Wars, she was also a part of some other film gems like The Blues Brothers, The ‘burbs, When Harry Met Sally, and Hannah and Her Sisters. She also appeared in cameo roles all over film and television; from Star Wars-themed projects like Fanboys, or projects written by her fans, like Tina Fey on 30 Rock or with Kevin Smith in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She also saw recent success with her book, The Princess Diarist, which came out just last month.

leia smiles

Additionally, Fisher helped change the conversation about mental illness when she opened up publicly about her own struggles with bipolar disorder, making her a hero to many.

“I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital… I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on,” she told Diane Sawyer on PrimeTime in 2000.

Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on December 23rd, and unfortunately never recovered. This just seems like one more painful blow in a year full of deaths that took many beloved public figures, her’s may be the most impactful yet. Recently thrust back into the spotlight with the new Star Wars films, fans are sure to take her passing with difficulty.

Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends, as we are truly saddened by the news.

Geek #7

Geek Magazine, 2013

Some of the reactions from people who knew her, and those who just wanted to pay their respects…

And finally, on a personal note, one of my favorite bits from Carrie Fisher, and my favorite scene in The Blues Brothers

“Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra,” – Carrie Fisher, 2008.


Images: LucasFilm

Source: People

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Connect

About Brian Kronner

view all posts

After years spent at various sites, Kronner finally found a home at Geek Magazine in 2012. Now, he mostly just waits for that inevitable "Terriers: Season 2" announcement to come, forever stuck in a delusional haze of optimism. Or whatever the opposite of that is.