Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies passed away today.
Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight a few days ago and was put on a ventilator and remained in critical condition.
She finally breathed her last this morning and the news was confirmed by her daughter.
She joins a long list of celebrities who have died in 2016 and Fisher was known to be a shy yet strong lady whose portrayal of Leia in the Star Wars movies showed a woman who was independent and strong, and got her a huge following among females.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher didn't make it. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 27, 2016
We've lost a true gem with Carrie Fisher's passing. Her humor, talent and brutal honesty were gifts to the world. Her voice will be missed.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 27, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
We hope she finds eternal peace and the force always remains with her.
Fisher also wrote several books and starred in movies. She also did quite a few videogames including Star Wars ones and most recently Dishonored.
She was 60 years old.