Carrie Fisher the Star Wars actress and author has died aged 60 following a heart attack.
Ms Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement her mother died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.
Harrison Ford has said Carrie Fisher was “brilliant, original, funny and emotionally fearless”