Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the
Star Wars franchise died today at age 60. She had suffered a heart attack while on a flight last week.
Born to famed US actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, her life began in the spotlight. That attention followed Fisher throughout her life in Hollywood, from her iconic early role in the original
Star Wars trilogy, to her later years of writing and performing. Carrie Fisher at 19 months with parents Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in 1958. Carrie Fisher, at two years old with her mother Debbie Reynolds in 1959. Fisher with Debbie Reynolds and brother Todd in Jamaica, in 1961. Carrie Fisher at age 16 in New York in 1973. Harrison Ford as Han Solo with Carrie Fisher during the filming of the “”Star Wars Holiday Special”” on Nov. 13, 1978.› Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew take a break from filming a television special in 1978.
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On the set of “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1979.
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Fisher on the set of “The Blues Brothers” directed by John Landis in 1979.
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Fisher with Paul Simon in 1983 in New York With her mother Debbie Reynolds in 1983. Director and writer of “Star Wars” George Lucas (center) poses with cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill during the premiere of “Star Wars Special Edition” in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, 1997.
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From left: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford attend Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International on July 10, 2015, in San Diego. Fisher with mother Debbie Reynolds at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.
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Carrie Fisher, left, and daughter Billie Lourd arrive at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.