American actress, writer, and producer Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX, a family spokesperson has confirmed.
According to TMZ Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing, while people on the plane said she appeared lifeless.
Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, producer, and humourist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally… (1989).
Fisher was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and the screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and its nonfiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the show. She additionally served as a script doctor, working on other writers’ screenplays. In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
She additionally served as a script doctor, working on other writers’ screenplays. In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
Fisher died at the age of 60 on December 27, 2016, four days after going into cardiac arrest near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.