On Tuesday, Carrie Fisher passed away in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack days earlier. The “Star Wars” actress was 60 years old. 

Following an outpouring of tributes from celebrities on Twitter, Fisher’s mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, has now released a statement about her daughter’s death. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” she wrote on Facebook. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”

Most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” series, Fisher went on to become an author and screenwriter but was already a part of Hollywood royalty when she was young. It wasn’t only Fisher’s mother who was a star, but the actress’ father, Eddie Fisher, was also known as one of the most successful pop artists of the 1950s.

At the age of 15, Fisher appeared in the Broadway show “Irene” which featured her mother. Following her appearance on Broadway, Fisher attended London’s Central School of Speech and Drama for 18 months and was accepted into Sarah Lawrence College but left due to conflicts with “Star Wars” filming.

In 2015 at the Screen Actors Guild awards, Fisher said of her mother: “She has been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more. She’s been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage counselor. Admittedly, I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family. She has led two lives, public and private, sometimes concurrently, sometimes not.”

During a flight from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23, Fisher suffered a heart attack as the plane was getting ready to land. After landing, Fisher was quickly rushed to UCLA Medical Center. Fisher spent three days in intensive care and reportedly never regained consciousness, contrary to reports claiming she was stable. 

A spokesperson for the family confirmed her death, releasing a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. “It is with very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement read.