Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher posed at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood Dec. 14, 2015. Reuters

“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center after she had a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles days earlier, TMZ and People Magazine reported. She was 60 years old.

Fisher’s family spokesman, Simon Halls, released a statement behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement to People Magazine read. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Earlier, Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, said her daughter was in stable condition. “Carrie is in stable condition,” the 84-year-old wrote to her 26,000 followers Sunday. “If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans and friends. I thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”

Fisher’s brother, Todd, spoke about her hospitalization multiple times. “She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after,” he told Entertainment Tonight Online Friday. “If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently.”

Even though is best known for playing Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” she also appeared in movies like “Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “The Man with One Red Shoe,” “The ‘Burbs,” “Fanboys” and “Hannah and Her Sisters.” The star played Princess Leia for the last time in 2015 when she reprised the beloved role for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

She famously battled an addiction to drugs. Fisher was hospitalized for complications from bipolar disorder in 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Billie Lourde, her brother, Todd Fisher and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher.

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