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Princess Leia Dead at 60

Well this sucks. You can rewrite any Princess Leia cameos in upcoming Star Wars movies. Carrie Fisher died today at 60. Fisher had a massive heart attack on a plane back from London to LA last week. There was hope she could make it, after being stabilized and moved to ICU. But, alas, it wasn’t enough.

A family spokesman issued a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:

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.

Fisher will forever be known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars trilogy. But she did have a career beyond those movies. She starred in The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally.

She also had a volatile marriage to Paul Simon in 1983. According to author Peter Ames Carlin, it was marked by Fisher’s depression and drug use before the pair divorced in 1984.

All light sabers will be at half-mast today.