Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60

Actress Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60.
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 Legendary actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60.

Late last week, the actress was rushed to the hospital after she suffered a massive heart attack aboard a commercial flight from London.

Reports throughout the weekend stated that she had stabilized and was resting comfortably.

However, in a statement to People Magazine, her daughter broke the news of her mother’s passing early Tuesday morning.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher's family, said in a statement to People.

Fisher is best known as playing Princess Leia in the iconic  science fiction series “Star Wars.”

She reprised that role in 2015 for the latest installment, “The Force Awakens.”

The actress was also an author who penned the auto biographical novels “Postcards from the Edge” and “Wishful Drinking.” The latter was turned into a one-woman stage play in which Fisher documented her trials and tribulations of being a Hollywood daughter.

Her troubled past also included alcohol and drug abuse, coupled with suffering from clinical depression.

However, the star will always be remembered for her role as the intrepid princess who helped save a galaxy far, far away.

"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers," said Hall in the statement. 

 Carrie Fisher: (1956 - 2016).