Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 four days after suffering a heart attack on a plane.
Simon Halls, a spokesperson for the family, released a statement announcing the actress’ death on Tuesday morning.
‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,’ reads the statement.
‘She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.’
Her passing comes four days after the actress suffered a heart attack while returning home to Los Angeles to celebrate the holidays with her family.
Fisher was returning home from London on Friday went she went into cardiac arrest before her flight landed at Los Angeles International Airport.
Prior to landing at least one person on the plane rushed to help Fisher and administered CPR to the actress, who stopped breathing for approximately 10 minutes.