STAR WARS' 'PRINCESS LEIA' DIES AT 60
The entertainment world is once again thrown into mourning, this time at the sad passing of veteran American actress, Carrie Frances Fisher. Fisher died today in Los Angeles, following complications from a heart attack. She had been on a ventilator at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre after she suffered a cardiac arrest while on board a plane from London to Los Angeles, two days before Christmas. She was 60 at the time for her death.
Daughter of late singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher will be forever remembered for her iconic role of Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise; co-starring with Mark Hamill who played her twin brother Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford, who played her love interest (later husband) Han Solo. Her film debut was in 1975, when she featured in the comedy, Shampoo. In 1977, she made her first appearance as Princess Leia in Star Wars, starring with Hamill and Ford in the sequels- The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and The Return of The Jedi in 1983. In 2015, she reprised her role of Leia (now General Leia) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Carrie Fisher starred in several other films and was also a producer, author and screenwriter. She was married to singer Paul Simon from 1983 to 1984 and had a relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd from 1991 to 1994.
She is survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, brother Todd Fisher and half sisters; Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.