Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60.
Simon Halls, a spokesperson for the family, released a statement announcing the actress’ death on Tuesday morning.
‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,’ reads the statement.
‘She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.’
Her passing comes four days after the actress suffered a heart attack while returning home to Los Angeles to celebrate the holidays with her family.
The actress reportedly never regained consciousness after being admitted to UCLA Medical center on Friday afternoon.
Her mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, wrote on Facebook Tuesday: ‘Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.’
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Tragedy: Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60
Acting career: Fisher shot to fame with her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise
Family: Fisher is survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds, 84, and her daughter Billie Lourd, 24 (above in January 2015)
Fisher was returning home from London on Friday went she went into cardiac arrest before her flight landed at Los Angeles International Airport.
Prior to landing at least one person on the plane rushed to help Fisher and administered CPR to the actress, who stopped breathing for approximately 10 minutes.
She received emergency treatment on the plane before she was rushed to a hospital, where her brother later reported she was in critical condition.
Reynolds reported that she was in stable condition on Sunday.
‘Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans and friends, I thank you for your prayers and good wishes,’ Reynolds wrote on Twitter.
The actress and writer had been in London promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist, and filming the upcoming season of the Amazon show Catastrophe.
In addition to her mother and brother, she is survived by her daughter Billie, who she had with CAA super agent Bryan Lourd.
Billie, like her mother and grandmother, is also an actress and currently stars on the Fox show Scream Queens.
Fisher spoke about death in an interview with Rolling Stone last month.
When asked if she feared death the actress said: ‘No. I fear dying. Anything with pain associated with it, I don’t like. I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I’d want someone like me around. And I will be there!’
And in her hugely successful 2008 memoir Wishful Drinking, Fisher wrote about how she would like her obituary to read.
‘I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra,’ wrote Fisher.
Good friend: Carrie (above on the Graham Norton Show in 2015) often traveled with her beloved French Bulldog Gary