"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, who was spending the Christmas day in the intensive care at UCLA Medical Center, succumbed to death on Tuesday. The actress suffered a cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles, a couple of days back. According to LaTimes, the 60-year-old actress complained of chest pain during her 11-hour flight journey from London. She was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics after the flight touched down at LAX.
Fisher, daughter of famous Hollywood couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, was best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. She published her autobiography recently which was titled 'The Princess Diarist'.
The multi-talented star, who can play the role of an actress, author and screenwriter incredibly, became an overnight international star after the release of "Star Wars" in 1977. Directed by George Lucas, the film traveled around the world, breaking box-office records. In the film's latest installment Rogue One, the actress made a surprise appearance.
Some of her memorable roles include The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally. And of course, we cannot forget her as Rob Delaney's mother in the comedy series Catastrophe. Her writing works include Surrender in the Pink and Delusions of Grandma, and brutally honest memoirs Wishful Drinking, and Shockaholic. In 2016, Harvard College gave Fisher the Outstanding Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
In an obituary published by The Daily Beast, the report stated that Fisher was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 29. "She tried all kinds of drugs and therapies to help with her manic depression, turning to hard drugs and prescription medication to dial down her symptoms," the report added.
"It's never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking," Fisher's friend and former Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill said in a statement.
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all — whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away," as published in CBC.