Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. The "Star Wars" star died early Tuesday morning at the UCLA Medical Center intensive care unit from complications of a heart attack just days after suffering the coronary episode while traveling from London to LAX.

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Fisher's death has been confirmed by family spokesperson Simon Hall, who released a statement on behalf of Fisher's only child, daughter, Billie Lourde, 24, stating;

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourde confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 a.m.

this morning. She was loved by the world and will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

Carrie Fisher's fatal health emergency began Friday, December 23 when the actress suffered a massive heart attack while mid-air just moments before the jet she was traveling on was scheduled to land at LAX. Witnesses on board the flight stated that Carrie appeared lifeless while one passenger traveling on the flight, who is an EMT administered CPR on Fisher until the plane landed.

Fans mourn loss of 'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher

Ambulances were waiting on the scene and immediately transported Fisher to the UCLA Medical Center where the 60-year-old reportedly remained (in the intensive care unit) until her death this morning.

Fisher, at the time, had been on a publicity tour for her new tell-all book "The Princess Diarist."

Carrie's new book recently made news headlines because she had written of her scandalous affair with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of the original "Star Wars'" film. Her affair with Ford was not the only thing throughout her life she was very open about.

Fisher was also very candid with her fans about her life-long struggles with drugs and bipolar disorder, revealing that she was only 13-years-old the first time she tried marijuana, before moving on to harder drugs such as cocaine and LSD.

In 1983 Fisher wed singer/songwriter Paul Simon for a brief two-year time period before divorcing.

In 1985 she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and became a longtime advocate for mental health awareness. In 2013 she was hospitalized for complications of bi-polar disorder.

Throughout her career in Hollywood, the daughter of Celebrities Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher enjoyed both a successful acting and writing career, but is best known now and forever by "Star Wars" fans as the lovely and captivating Princess Leia. 2016 just cannot end soon enough for celebrity fans, who, along with Carrie Fisher, are mourning the loss of singer George Michael and Ricky Harris, as they also passed away in the past few days.

Fisher is survived by her mother actress, Debbie Reynolds, daughter, Billie Lourde, brother, Todd Fisher, and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher.