Star Wars legend and mental health activist Carrie Fisher has died.
Having suffered a heart attack just before Christmas, Fisher was thought to be in recovery. However, i a short statement from her daughter, actress Billie Lourd, it was announced she passed away. The statement read:
Carrie fisher was of course the daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds, who just a few day ago tweeted that Fisher was in a stable condition."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 was most famous for her role as Princess, turned General, Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she is set to reprise in the 8th chapter, which wrapped shooting in July of this year. It will be a bittersweet film for the fans of the franchise, but I am sure a fitting tribute will be included.
Fisher had also appeared in horror films, including Sorority Row and Scream 3, as well as helping write scripts for Hollywood and being a spokesperson for mental health charities, having suffered with addiction for some of her life.
This is yet another tragic loss to the world of entertainment, as 2016 has been a year of loss and sadness.
RIP Carrie Fisher, May The Force Be With You...