Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess – then General – Leia Organa in Star Wars, as well as an acclaimed author and script editor, has passed away following a massive heart attack.
As per her wishes, we are instead reporting that she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. She was 60 years old.
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd released a statement to People this morning via a family spokesperson:
It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55.
She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.
Fisher went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23. She passed away in hospital after being removed from the flight.
A fierce mental health and women’s rights advocate, she touched the lives of many. Vale, Carrie. You will be missed.
please honor carrie fisher’s wishes and include in her obituaries that she “drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.” ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Pj5sRsIvkz
— elisabeth (@threelisabeth) December 27, 2016