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Star Wars Icon Carrie Fisher Dies Aged 60

Actress Carrie Fisher waves as she arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. Credit: Reuters

Actress Carrie Fisher waves as she arrives at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Files

New York: Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, People magazine reported, citing the family’s publicist.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement from family spokesman Simon Halls read. Fisher was 60 years old.

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