Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in The Star Wars Franchise, Dead at 60

Actress and New York Times bestselling author Carrie Fisher passed away Tuesday morning from complications of cardiac arrest. Fisher suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. She was 60 years old.

Born to parents Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher took to acting at a very young age, appearing in her first feature film Shampoo in 1975. But it was her iconic role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy that launched her into superstardom. She also had memorable roles in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, and Hannah And Her Sisters.

THE BLUES BROTHERS, Carrie Fisher, 1980. Ā©Universal.

In addition to acting, Fisher was an accomplished writer with four novels, two screenplays, and three non-fiction books on her resume. Her novel Postcards From The Edge was also adapted into a feature film, and she doctored scripts for several other movies including Sister Act, Hook (in which she also had an on-screen cameo), and The Wedding Singer.

Fans and celebrities alike took to social media quickly to pay tribute to the late actress.

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