Hollywood Icon Carrie Fisher Dies at 60 From A Heart Attack

Icon Carrie Fisher passed away Tuesday, December 27 from a massive heart attack. Carrie Fisher was best known for her role in 'Star Wars' as Princess Leia Organa.

Photo taken from Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

Photo taken from Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

Not only was Fisher an actress she was also a screenwriter, an author, a producer, and a public speaker. On Friday, December 23, Fisher went into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. A fellow actress, Anna Akana, was seated near Fisher and noticed that she had stopped breathing. A passenger near by performed CPR on Fisher until paramedics arrived.

A family friend released a statement confirming her death:

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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.

Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd: Governors Awards 2015, photo taken from gotceleb.com

Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd: Governors Awards 2015, photo taken from gotceleb.com

Remembering Carrie Fisher in Star Wars

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, photo taken from dailymail.co.uk

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, photo taken from dailymail.co.uk