UPDATE: Carrie Fisher Dies, Aged 60.

This is an update to the original story:

Carrie Fisher has passed away. In a statement issued on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, the family spokesman said:

“It is with ba very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55AM this morning.”

BBC confirms Fisher passed away after complications from a heart attack suffered mid-flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23rd.


2016 has sucked so far for celebrities and fans of celebrities and we received a scare from Carrie Fisher on Friday.

We’ve lost so many of our childhood heroes this year that I’m starting to seriously get scared for the few that are left. Just yesterday, George Michael passed away…on Christmas Day of all days. The first thing I did was think of the song Last Christmas (I listened to it earlier in the day) and thought to myself, “WTF 2016? WTF!” I spend the rest of Christmas Day drinking wine and singing Careless Whisper to myself, a slight tear in the corner of my eye.

Carrie Fisher Finally In Stable Condition

Turning to the point of this post, let’s update everyone on literal Amercian (if not the world) Pop Culture royalty, Princess Leia herself.

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As you may or may not know, Fisher was rushed to the hospital Friday after landing in Los Angeles. She suffered what her family is calling a “medical emergency” during the flight from London to Los Angeles.

Early reports announced Fisher had suffered a heart attack onboard which is why she was taken to the ICU immediately upon landing. As the story has developed the status of the emergency has been downgraded (at least semantically) to a “medical emergency”.

That term can mean anything from being shot to having a heart attack to being choked by the large guy sitting behind you. Given Fisher’s history, it’s not hard to fault the initial media reports for speculating on the heart attack.

Time reported that Fisher was “aggressively treated” by medical personnel upon arriving at the airport.

Her mother, famed actress Debbie Reynolds, has been keeping us up to date on Fisher’s condition via Twitter.

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As many of our readers know, Fisher rose to fame playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series along with Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo. But Fisher has also had a very successful career outside of the Star Wars franchise as an actress, author, screenwriter, and producer.

She was in the cult favorite Shampoo in 1975 as well as the late ’80s classics The Burbs (1989) and When Harry Met Sally (1989).

Possibly her greatest work outside of Star Wars was penning the book, Postcards From the Edge, a semi-autobiographical novel about a popular actress trying to piece herself together after a drug overdose. The book was immensely popular and was adapted to a screenplay by Fisher herself. The film would go on to garner critical and fan success while gaining Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine awards nominations.

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Deven B. is a staff writer who covers The Expanse, People of Earth, and Stan Against Evil. Find him on all social @devenbhagwandin.

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