Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

Published: Dec. 27, 2016 at 12:20 PM CST
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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 word and she will be missed profoundly."

Fisher had been hospitalized 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 best-selling books. Besides her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --The Associated Press has reported that actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60.

The actress best known as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, fell ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital.

Fisher's mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, had tweeted Sunday that the family would share any updates on Fisher and thanked the public for its "prayers & good wishes."

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