Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 after heart attack

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 after heart attack

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FILE PHOTO - Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo - RTX2WCAG

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles.

The American, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the films, died in hospital where she had been receiving treatment after becoming unwell on the flight from London.

A statement from family 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 this morning.”

Doctors and nurses on board the aircraft performed CPR on the actress and paramedics met the flight at Los Angeles international airport.

She had been on a tour to promote her new book, The Princess Diarist, in the UK and had recorded an interview for The Graham Norton Show…. see more

source: skynews