‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies, age 60

The Film Doctor team send our love to the family, friends and spirit of  Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars actress and author who has passed away at the age of 60.

Carrie was born in Beverly Hills in California on October 21st 1956 to entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She featured in just a small handful of TV and feature film roles before shooting to stardom with international sci-fi hit Star War: A New Hope playing Princess Leia.

She played the feisty heroine in both sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and returned to the role last year for JJ Abrams’ sequel The Force Awakens.

As well as writing a series of memoirs, Carrie also featured in a wide variety of other films including The Blues Brothers, The ‘Burbs, Drop Dead Fred, Austin Powers and Scream 3.

She suffered a heart attack after a plane trip to Los Angeles from London on December 23 2016.

Earlier today Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd released a statement via a spokesman saying: “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.”

Co-star Harrison Ford said: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind. Brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life bravely. We will all miss her.

Watch Carrie’s audition for Star Wars with Harrison below:


 Watch Carrie’s lovely message taken from the Star Wars holiday special:

RIP Carrie. May the Force be with you.

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