Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died aged 60 just days after she had a cardiac arrest.
The A-lister, best known for her role as Princess Leia, was was whisked into intensive care after she suffered a heart attack on board a Heathrow flight jetting to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.
But on Tuesday (December 27), in a statement released on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, spokesman Simon Halls said: "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."
Fisher was rushed to a nearby hospital after the United Airlines plane declared a medical emergency and landed at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) shortly after noon local time on December 24.
Paramedics administered CPR for 15 minutes before they were able to get a pulse, and the actress was said to be on a ventilator at UCLA Medical Centre.
Carrie was the daughter of famous actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, making her debut appearance into the film industry in Shampoo, released 1957.
Tributes have poured in for the actress from the celebrity world, describing her as "smart, funny, talented and surprising".
Stephen Fry said she was "the sweetest person he knew"
Maker of Family Guy Seth MacFarlane also paid his tributes
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