Actress Carrie Fisher best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series has died at the age of 60.
She had been in intensive care after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to the United States on Friday.
TRT World's Ben Said reports.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," her family spokesperson Simon Halls said.
Fisher, who had been in England shooting the third season of the British sitcom Catastrophe, was met by paramedics and rushed to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after her attack
Her death came a month after the actress and author made headlines by disclosing that she had a three-month love affair with her Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford 40 years ago.
Condolences are pouring in on social media.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 27, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, on Carrie Fisher's passing: pic.twitter.com/syIhNC5ULa
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) December 27, 2016
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 27, 2016
Leia, but she was so much more. She was a mental health/addiction advocate, an author/writer who was so loved & respected in the industry. pic.twitter.com/JcZXfgo0F8
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) December 27, 2016
"What I always wanna tell young people: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again." - RIP Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016 pic.twitter.com/Pi2jkBNZem
— Cody (@CODYSAINTNEW) December 27, 2016