Sad news broke on Tuesday that actress Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60.
As we reported, Fisher had been hospitalized since last Friday after she suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
A spokesperson for the star's family confirmed Fisher's death in a statement which read, “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 starred in several movies during her career in showbiz, but she is perhaps best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
Fellow celebs who knew the star personally or were a fan of her work took to social media to mourn the loss of the actress.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
We've lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) 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
I'm sitting in stunned silence learning of the death of #CarrieFisher. In what has been a particularly sad year this may be the hardest. RIP
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. Seeing her again on talk shows was such a thrill. So hilarious & fearless when she was being herself.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) 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
Oh no we lost Carrie Fisher too. She was so funny and full of life. Rip. Condolences to her family and friends. We'll miss her too.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) December 27, 2016
Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace.
— graham norton (@grahnort) 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
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) December 27, 2016
The news of Carrie Fisher passing away is simply terrible.
I had my action figures & Star Wars cards out in a show of support this week. pic.twitter.com/4Rn1VjFnnd
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016
No damsel in distress! RIP Carrie Fisher pic.twitter.com/4jY3hw5EgJ
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) December 27, 2016
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. RIP. What a talent. What a year. pic.twitter.com/yEFfv2GN6K
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 27, 2016