Star Wars' Carrie Fisher Has Passed Away At 60

2016-12-27 20:44:01Z
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Heartbreaking news this morning as we learn at that Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has passed away at 60-years-old.

Last week Carrie suffered a heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles just 15-minutes before the plan was to land.

It is believed she never gained consciousness after her heart attack.

This morning we heard the sad news from family's spokesman Simon Halls who was speaking on behalf of Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd, announcing to E! News"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning...  She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

https://twitter.com/carrieffisher/status/801933809226776576

While suffering her heart attack on the plane, paramedics were called straight away and were on standby waiting at the gate when the plane touched down.

According to reports by E! News, The L.A. City Fire Department provided advanced life support and aggressive treatment before transporting the actress to the UCLA Medical Center.

Just a few hours later Carrie was being treated in the ICU.

Over the last few days, it seemed as though she was recovering well even though she was still unconscious.

Late last night it was reported that she was in critical condition and on a ventilator.

A number of celebrities have posted tributes to their friend online who will be dearly forgotten.

https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/813814371554041858

https://twitter.com/OneRepublic/status/813844870448222208

https://twitter.com/AnnaKendrick47/status/813831271084269569

https://twitter.com/KeeganAllen/status/813818463416303616

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOiJxR9g_4m/?taken-by=ritaora  

https://twitter.com/RWitherspoon/status/813850027827359745

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Image Credit: Lucasfilm

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