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Carrie Fisher Passes Away At Age 60

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What a sad day.

On Tuesday, Carrie Fisher passed away at age 60. The tragic development occurred after the Star Wars star was hospitalized for a major heart attack last week.

The actress first became unresponsive while on a flight landing at LAX, and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center for treatment.

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A family spokesperson, named Simon Halls, has since confirmed the upsetting news to People:

"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."

The California native was most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the famed sci-fi franchise's original trilogy, as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

However, she made her big screen debut in Shampoo, alongside Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn. She's also appeared in other films like The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally.

While Fisher will be missed by her many fans, she is also survived by mother Debbie Reynolds and daughter Billie Lourd. We can't imagine what they are going through during this devastating time.

Rest in peace, Carrie.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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