Dec. 27, Carrie Fisher — the iconic actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars — passed away at the age of 60 due to complications from cardiac arrest. On Dec. 23, Fisher suffered a heart attack aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight from London, and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. It was there that she was pronounced dead at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 27, due to complications from the heart attack. Fisher is survived by her daughter Billie Lourd, and her dog Gary. The news was confirmed in a statement released by the family's spokesperson to Bustle:
The beloved actress was returning home from London after completing a book tour for her latest release, a memoir titled The Princess Diarist. While in London, Fisher stopped by BBC 1's The Graham Norton Show to promote the book — in what would become Fisher's last ever interview.
It's devastating to watch now — Fisher was always so unabashedly herself, and that's perfectly clear in this interview. During her appearance, Fisher discussed the book, as well as its contents about her romance with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford back when the original trilogy was in production.
While Fisher was most well-known for her role as Princess Leia, she was also a novelist, a screenwriter, and a stage actor. Less publicly, she even worked as a writer on The Wedding Singer and Sister Act. Hollywood has lost a talented, irreplaceable actress, and the world has lost a truly spectacular human.