Carrie Fisher has died at age sixty after suffering a heart attack on a plane from London to Los Angeles four days ago. Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter confirmed that she passed away. Four days ago when the heart attack occurred, friends and experts in the medical field were letting us know it didn’t look good considering the conditions. The situation looked better on Christmas, as Debbie Reynolds, Fisher’s mother, stated she was in stable condition. Her condition this worsened and we lost her this morning.
Family spokesman Simon Halls told People:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Lourd, 24. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The only thing sadder than the world losing Carrie Fisher after sixty years is her daughter losing her mother when she’s only twenty four. Hopefully Gary the Dog is well taken care of too.
I’m always bummed out when we lose someone from Star Wars. This one is different though. Carrie was cool, uniquely cool. She wasn’t a movie star, she was a rock star. The next Star Wars movie won’t be the same without her. While it will be a long time until we know the details about how this will change the sequel trilogy, it’s kind of hard to care about that today. I suppose we should be grateful to have five amazing Star Wars films with Carrie Fisher we can enjoy for the rest of our lives. I look forward to seeing Star Wars: Episode VIII to see Leia Organa on screen, played by the real Carrie Fisher, one last time.
I remember the first time I was insanely embarrassed. I was probably barely four years old. I went to the ice cream truck. I had some change in my pocket and I bought a set of Return of the Jedi playing cards. I walked up to my bedroom. I opened the cards and one was Leia in the bikini and one was of Leia in her Endor poncho. I then was struck by how beautiful she was. I was really noticing women on this day. So I kissed the card (as one does). Then I kissed the other card (as one does). I knew it was weird but I really wanted to kiss this princess because she was the best one. Then I looked up to see my parents at the door watching me. I met eyes with my parents and they burst out laughing at me.
The world is going to be bummed at losing Carrie Fisher for a long time. She meant a lot to us.