Actress Carrie Fisher passed away Tuesday morning from her heart attack December 27th. Her mother Debbie Reynolds had tweeted two days prior that she was in stable condition, however still in intensive care. The Star Wars actress had suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to LAX. She was admitted to UCLA medical center, originally reported to be in critical condition and then upgraded to “stable”. She was currently on tour promoting her new book “The Princess Diarist”.
A spokesperson for the family released the following statement:
“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 beloved actress battled drug addiction and in a 2013 statement to the Herald-Tribune said, “Then, by the time I was 21 it was LSD. I didn’t love cocaine, but I wanted to feel any way other than the way I did, so I’d do anything.”
In 1985 she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and had been an advocate for earlier diagnosis of mental health issues.
Her cardiac status was unknown until recently when she had her “episode” on the London to LA flight. Carrie Fisher became a global sensation in the 1970’s in Star Wars‘ Princess Leia.
More information will be updated soon.
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