Shirley MacLaine

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' dies at age 60

Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.

"Carrie was one of a kind ... brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely," ''Star Wars" co-star Harrison Ford said in a statement.

Fisher, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, had been hospitalized since Friday, when paramedics responded to a report of a patient in distress at...

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