Celebrity tributes pour in after the death of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher Star Wars

by Owen Tonks |
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Tributes have poured in for Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who was known for her portrayal of Princess Leia.

The star passed away following a massive heart attack yesterday and a statement has been issued on behalf of Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd.

Her family’s spokesperson, Simon Halls, said: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8.55 this morning (4.55pm UK time).

“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

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Leading the tributes was actor Mark Hamill who appeared alongside her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year.

He tweeted: “no words #Devastated.”

Singer Joan Collins added: “My heart goes out to Debbie Reynolds on the death of Carrie her talented daughter. There have been too many deaths this year.”

Star Trek actor William Shatner posted: “I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our bantering.

“A truly wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.”

Actress Whoopi Goldberg said: “Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier & smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail on Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie R.I.P.”

Carrie suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday.

She was treated by her fellow passengers and flight crew who gave her CPR.

About 15 minutes before the plane was due to land, staff asked if there were any medical personnel on board, according to TMZ.

An Emergency Medical Technician came from the back of the plane to first class and helped administer the life-saving CPR.

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The United Airlines plane then landed shortly after noon at Los Angeles International airport.

Actress Carrie reprised the role her Star Wars told last year for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

She has also appeared in films including Drop Dead Fred, Sorority Row and When Harry Met Sally.

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