Actress Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her struggles with addiction and mental disorder into wickedly funny books, a hit movie and a one-woman performance, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.

“Carrie was among a kind … fantastic, initial. Amusing and mentally courageous. She lived her life, bravely,”” Star Wars “co-star Harrison Ford stated in a declaration.

Fisher, the child of actress Debbie Reynolds and vocalist Eddie Fisher, had actually been hospitalized because Friday, when paramedics reacted to a report of a client in distress at Los Angeles airport. Her household gave no details on the emergency situation, but media reports said she had actually suffered a cardiovascular disease.

“Thank you to everybody who has actually welcomed the presents and skills of my cherished and incredible daughter,” Reynolds wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday. “I am grateful for your ideas and prayers that are now directing her to her next stop. Love Brings Mother.”

Fisher made her function movie debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit “Shampoo.” She also appeared in “Austin Powers,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hannah and Her Sis,”” Yell 3 “and” When Harry Met Sally …”

But Fisher is finest remembered as the headstrong Princess Leia in the initial “Star Wars” in 1977, her hair styled in futuristic braided buns. She uttered the immortal expression “Assist me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

She repeated the function in Episode VII of the series, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015, and her digitally rendered image appears in the most recent installation, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

“She was incredibly wise; a talented starlet, author and comedienne with an extremely vibrant personality that everyone loved,”” Star Wars “creator George Lucas stated in a statement.

“In ‘Star Wars’ she was our fantastic and powerful princess – tough, sensible and full of hope in a role that was harder than a lot of individuals might think.”

Fisher long fought drug dependency and psychological health problem. She said she smoked pot at 13, utilized LSD by 21 and was detected as bipolar at 24. She was treated with electroshock treatment and medication.In 1987, her thinly veiled autobiography “Postcards From the Edge “ended up being a best-seller. It was adapted into a 1990 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.More books followed:” Misconceptions of Grandma,””Surrender the Pink, “”The very best Terrible,” “Shockaholic” and this year’s autobiography,” The Princess Diarist, “in which she revealed that she and Ford had an affair on the “Star Wars” set.Fisher’s one-woman program,”Wishful Drinking, “which she had actually carried out across the nation since 2006, was developed into a book, made its method to Broadway in 2009 and was shot for HBO in 2010. Little was off-limits in the show. She went over the scandal that engulfed her superstar moms and dads (Fisher ran off with Elizabeth Taylor); her short marriage to singer Paul Simon; the time the dad of her daughter left her for a man; and the day she awakened beside the dead body of a platonic friend who had overdosed in her bed.” I’m an item of Hollywood inbreeding. When two celebs mate, something like me is the result,”she stated in the show. At another point, she split:”I don’t have a problem with drugs so much as I have an issue with sobriety. “Ever all set to satirize herself, she played Carrie Fisher a few times, as in David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood sendup”Maps to destiny “and in an episode of”Sex and the City.” In the previous 15 years, Fisher appeared as a tv visitor star, possibly most memorably as a has-been funny legend on “30 Rock.” She also provided the voice of a repeating character on the animated “Family Guy”for the previous decade.”Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, skilled, unexpected and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Household Man will miss her exceptionally,”reveal developer Seth MacFarlane tweeted.Fisher starred with her mom in a documentary set to air on HBO in 2017. “Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher”premiered at the Cannes Film Celebration previously this year.She endeared herself to the social-media generation with her quirky tweets, loaded with crazy keyboard symbols and colorful typefaces.Her ever-present bulldog, Gary Fisher, had his own Twitter and Instagram account.(“Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you carrieffisher, “the pet’s Twitter feed read.)Her mother, Fisher is endured

by her bro, Todd Fisher, and her daughter, Billie Lourd.In a 2009 interview with The Associated Press, Fisher wasn’t coy about revealing details about her life. She wished to get rid of the preconception from mental disorder.”Individuals associate with elements of my stories and that’s nice for me due to the fact that then I’m not all alone with it,”she said. “Also, I do believe you’re just as sick as your tricks. If that’s real, I’m simply actually healthy. “