News was confirmed by a spokesperson for Fisher’s family moments ago.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” states Simon Halls in a statement to People, via Rolling Stone. Adds Lourd: “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
On Friday, December 23, Fisher went into cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles. She was removed from her flight via paramedics and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and remained in ICU.
In November, Fisher released a memoir of her life in Hollywood titled The Princess Diarist.
More to come.
After news of her death spread Tuesday afternoon, online tributes began pouring in.
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016