BREAKING NEWS: Carrie Fisher known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars has died
BREAKING NEWS: Carrie Fisher, the actress known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars,has died at the age of 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.
She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.” said a statement.
Our thoughts go out to Carrie's family, friends and all of her fans at this incredibly sad time.
She had taken ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was taken to hospital when the plane landed.
A family statement announced she had died on Tuesday morning.
Tributes have been pouring in, with Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill simply tweeting: "No words"
In a statement released on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, spokesman Simon Halls said:
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8.55 (16:55 GMT) this morning.
"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
Her mother, the actress Debbie Reynolds, wrote on her Facebook page: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop."
Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford described Fisher as "one-of-a-kind" who lived her life "bravely".