The sadness of 2016 continues, as we just learned that Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, has passed away. She was 60 years old.
In a statement released to PEOPLE, family spokesman Simon Halls stated:
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, says Lourd. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.
On a trip from London to Los Angeles this past Friday, Fisher went into cardiac arrest. She was removed from the flight, treated and taken to the hospital where she was treated for a heart attack. She passed away this morning in the hospital.
Fisher will forever be known as Princess Leia from “Star Wars” and millions all over the galaxy are mourning her loss today.
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