Carrie Fisher, the actress who became internationally famous as Princess Leia of ‘Star Wars’, has died aged 60. After suffering a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, she recovered and was reported as “recovering”. She had been in London filming episodes of the comedy ‘Catastrophe’.

Fisher was the daughter of Hollywood royal Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage broke up when Fisher had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor. In her writing and in public, Fisher was revealing about her battles with drugs and mental health issues.

1977’s ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’ brought Fisher international recognition as famous character Princess Leia.

She is survived by a mother, brother and daughter.


By Justina Terhember