Carrie Fisher apparently never regained consciousness after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest on a plane.
The “Star Wars” actress who is best known for her role as Princess Leia was hospitalized last week at the UCLA Medical Center after the heart attack.
But “sources familiar with the situation” told TMZ that she remained unresponsive after the heart attack and never awoke from it. When reports claimed she was in “stable” condition, she actually had never improved, according to the report.
In a statement, her family confirmed Fisher’s death. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement reads, according to People magazine. Lourd is Fisher’s daughter.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” added Lourd, 24. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
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Fisher’s mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, also issued a statement on her daughter’s death.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother,” Reynolds wrote on Facebook.
In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Fisher “will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally.”
Her “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill also wrote he has “no words” and was “devastated” after her death.
Fisher is best known as her role as Leia, but she’s penned several books and also starred in a number of other movies, including “When Harry Met Sally.”
“She has no friends, no family; her planet was blown up in seconds—along with her hairdresser—so all she has is a cause,” Fisher told Rolling Stone magazine about Leia in 1983 following “Return of the Jedi.”
She added: “From the first film [A New Hope], she was just a soldier, front line and center. The only way they knew to make the character strong was to make her angry. In Return of the Jedi, she gets to be more feminine, more supportive, more affectionate. But let’s not forget that these movies are basically boys’ fantasies. So the other way they made her more female in this one was to have her take off her clothes.”