As previously reported, the Star Wars actress was rushed to a nearby hospital in L.A. on December 23, after she went into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to LAX. At the time, some of her famous costars such as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill — along with the rest of the world — sent their well wishes on social media as she remained in the ICU in stable condition.Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Bright Lights' screening on October 10, 2016 in New York City. CJ Rivera/FilmMagic
Fisher's daughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, confirmed the news of her mother's passing in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers," family spokesman Simon Halls told Us. Fisher, who was recently promoting her new memoir The Princess Diarist, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Celebrities quickly took to Twitter and Instagram to react to the news. "No. No. F—k this sh-t. Carrie Fisher is a f—king legend and this is bullsh-t," Anna Kendrick tweeted.
Josh Gad added: "I'm sitting in stunned silence learning of the death of #CarrieFisher. In what has been a particularly sad year this may be the hardest. RIP."
He posted on Instagram: "We will miss you and your smile more than you will ever know. Thank you for making the world a better place and for creating one of the greatest heroines in film history. You will live on in our hearts and on our screens for years to come. 2016 has stolen so many treasures, but in my humble opinion, the shiniest gem in the lot was just taken from us and in what has been an already heartbreaking year, this one truly hangs heavy. Thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time."
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