Carrie Fisher Dies at Age 60 Following Massive Heart Attack
We've lost quite a lot of celebrities in 2016, but today's news struck me to the core.
According to multiple news sources, Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the 'Star Wars' franchise, died this morning at age 60. She was in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, December 23.
A family spokesman released the following statement to People on behalf of Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning."
Having grown up during the "Star Wars" era, I enjoyed her performances in those movies, but many others, as well -- including "The Blues Brothers" (as Jake's crazy girlfriend), "When Harry Met Sally..." as Marie, and in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (as the nun). I've also read several of her books, and she is someone I've come to feel connected with, though our paths in life are so vastly different.
There are many celebs I will miss, but this is one that will take a while to get over.
"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” her daughter said. I could not agree more.