Carrie Fisher, the American actress who recently suffered cardiac arrest on a plane, has died after four days in ICU. She was pronounced dead this morning at the UCLA Medical Center.
Image shows Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
Simon Halls, a representative for the family announced Carrie’s death in the early morning hours of today.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the official statement from Halls.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Carrie is survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds and daughter, Billie Lourde, who is 24 years old.
The 60-year-old novelist slumped on a flight from London en route to Los Angeles, barely ten minutes before the aircraft landed.
Carrie was rushed to UCLA Medical Center but she never regained consciousness.
Earlier this morning, Debbie Reynolds, the 84-year-old veteran Hollywood actress and mother to Carrie, posted an emotional tribute on her Facebook page. The message came a few hours after her daughter’s death was made public.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” Reynolds wrote.
“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.
“Love Carries Mother.”
Image: Carrie Fisher
“I’m a product of Hollywood inbreeding…When two celebrities mate, something like me is the result,” Carrie once said.
Her parents – Debbie Reynolds and late pop singer Eddie Fisher, were said to be one of Hollywood’s most celebrated couples.