On December 27th, Carrie Fisher, known best as Princess Leia, passed away at the UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest days earlier.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” said family spokesman Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
On Friday, December 23rd, Fisher was removed from a London flight to Los Angeles after going into cardiac arrest. Her family initially stated that she was in stable condition, but later died at the hospital. She was 60 years old.
Our love and prayers go out to the legendary Star Wars actress also known for The Blues Brothers (1980) and When Harry Met Sally (1989). Her final screen appearance will be in Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017). Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World ) had initially wanted Fisher to have a much bigger role in his film. She will be dearly missed.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker December 20th, 2019
More about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (movie)
Approximately a year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again - while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil - altogether bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's release date is December 20th, 2019.
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