To several generations of science fiction and movie fans she will be known simply as Princess Leia.
WHATEVER ELSE CARRIE FISHER DID AND ACHIEVED IN HER LIFE
Whatever else Carrie Fisher did and achieved in her life, whatever battles she confronted with drug addiction, it will be her role as the Star Wars heroine with strange, braided bobs, for which she will most remembered, and certainly most loved.
On Tuesday, came the news that the actress had died, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles. She was 60.
EMERGENCY PHONE CALL RESPONDING TO CARRIE FISHER HEART ATTACK
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8.55 this morning,” said a statement from family spokesman Simon Halls, quoting Fisher’s daughter.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher suffered a heart attack shortly before her flight landed in Los Angeles from London last Friday and received emergency treatment on the plane before she was rushed to hospital upon landing.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, said the actress was in a critical condition when she arrived at the hospital, where she remained under medical treatment in the intensive care unit.
“It’s not fair to say ‘stable’. I am not saying she is fine, or not fine,” he told Reuters. “She is in the ICU.”