Newswire: “She was loved by the world”: Hollywood pays tribute to Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning, the world learned via a statement from her 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd. People magazine was the first to circulate Lourd’s grieving words about her mother, an incisive author and beloved actress whose role as General (née Princess) Leia Organa bucked cinematic tradition and made her an icon. The brief statement thanked fans who held an online vigil since Fisher was admitted to the hospital on December 23.

It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.

Fisher was born into Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, who starred in such classics as Singin’ In The Rain and That’s Entertainment. Reynolds had posted about Fisher …

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