'Star Wars' actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

28 December 2016, 12:35 AM
'Star Wars' actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60
'Star Wars' actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Hollywood star Carrie Fisher -- best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" saga -- died on Tuesday, days after suffering a massive heart attack on a transatlantic flight, according to a family statement given to People magazine.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter. 

First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:24 AM

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