Some very moving tributes to Carrie's incredible career as the news sadly breaks of her passing....
In another incredibly sad turn of events, it has been confirmed that legendary Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has sadly passed away aged 60 after suffering a fatal heart attack.
Yesterday, Carrie’s publicists had shared the saddening news in a statement after receiving confirmation from Carrie’s daughter. The report states: ‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning’.
Billie’s statement then adds, ‘She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers’.
According to reports, Carrie had suffered a cardiac arrest during a transatlantic flight on the 23rd of December: ‘Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital’.
Carrie’s tributes have been lead by many famous faces, including actor Mark Hamill who had starred alongside Carrie as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Mark simply writes, ‘no words #Devastated’.
Stephen Fry has also taken to social media to share some moving words for the legendary actress, writing ‘She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher’.
Whoopi Goldberg writes, ‘Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier & smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie R.I.P’.
Graham Nortan, who had recently interviewed Carrie for his show, writes ‘Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace’.
Kris Jenner has taken to Instagram to share a snap of the late actress, with the caption ‘Such a tragic loss. An inspiration to so many women, your strength and spirit will be missed, @carriefisherofficial… My love and prayers go out to her mother and her family…’.
Ellen DeGeneres has shared a clip of herself and Carrie selling Star Wars tickets for her show, which she has captioned ‘@CarriefFisher was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend. She was so much fun. I can’t believe she’s gone’.
Our thoughts are with Carrie’s loved ones during this incredibly sad time, may her legacy live on through her wonderful career.