Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. 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.
Her story begins in 1977 when George Lucas Start Wars Saga was on filming for the first time. She got the role of Princess Leia Organa, and continue shooting till 1983. After Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, her career continue with filming more than 30 other movies, and officially become legend.
Last year, she makes a comeback with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and she plays again in the role of Princess Leia, proudly next to her was standing the remarkable Harrison Ford helping her to make the Star Wars magic great again.
One of her most amusing anecdotes about shooting the first film involves Princess Leia’s signature white outfit and a special bit of world-building by Star Wars czar George Lucas:
George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.”
So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”
And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”
Harrison Ford about Carrie’s Death
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” he said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”
Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. Chief among them is her ongoing role in the Star Wars franchise.
The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Sources tell Variety that Fisher’s work on the sequel was finished.
That means that Disney and LucasFilm, the producers of the Star Wars series, will not have to address Fisher’s death until the ninth film begins shooting in 2018. Leia was originally slated to appear in that production.
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