In shocking news today, Carrie Fisher of "Star Wars" fame has passed away at the age of 60. Fans are devastated to hear this news. People shared that Carrie died today. She is best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in "Star Wars." Carrie was even in the recent new movie from the franchise.

What happened to Carrie Fisher?

A few days ago Carrie Fisher had a heart attack, and she has been in the hospital ever since. The statement came out today that she passed away. It was revealed that she died at 8:55 a.m.

this morning, so Carrie did make it for a few days before passing away.

On Friday, December 23, Carrie Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles when she went into cardiac arrest on the plane. Fisher was taken off of the flight and paramedics worked on her there. She was treated for a heart attack and remained in the hospital since then. Carrie never got a chance to go home and passed away this morning.

Carrie Fisher was just 19-years-old when she was in the movie "Star Wars" and has been a household name ever since then.

If you want to get to know more about Carrie, she wrote a memoir called "The Princess Diarist" that is out and will tell you all about her. Other than the "Star Wars" movies she has been in several movies "The Blues Brothers," "The Man with One Red Shoe," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and also "When Harry Met Sally." She was married to Paul Simon, but their marriage didn't work out. Her career was a great one, and Carrie Fisher will be greatly missed by many.

Carrie Fisher did suffer from substance abuse problems and was also diagnosed as bipolar. Instead of shying away from it, she became a great spokesperson for the disease and how you could live a normal life with it. She had one daughter named Billie Lourd. She is survived by her daughter, her mom Debbie Reynolds and also her dog Gary that was very important to her.

Are you shocked by the death of Carrie Fisher?

What was your favorite movie that she was in? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts.

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