Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars’ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack, People magazine reported, citing the family’s publicist.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement from family spokesman Simon Halls read. She was 60 years old.
Fisher had endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights after she rose to fame in Star Wars.
Fisher starred as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy (1977-1983), and reprised the role in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She published her memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” in 2016.