(FILES) This file photo taken on May 14, 2016 shows US actress Carrie Fisher poses with US actor and director Fisher Stevens for the screening of the film "Agassi (The Handmaiden - Mademoiselle)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Hollywood star Carrie Fisher -- best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" saga -- died December 27, 2016y, days after suffering a massive heart attack on a transatlantic flight, according to a family statement given to People magazine. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter.
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 14, 2016 shows US actress Carrie Fisher poses with US actor and director Fisher Stevens for the screening of the film "Agassi (The Handmaiden - Mademoiselle)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Hollywood star Carrie Fisher -- best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" saga -- died December 27, 2016y, days after suffering a massive heart attack on a transatlantic flight, according to a family statement given to People magazine. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter. ALBERTO PIZZOLI AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 14, 2016 shows US actress Carrie Fisher poses with US actor and director Fisher Stevens for the screening of the film "Agassi (The Handmaiden - Mademoiselle)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Hollywood star Carrie Fisher -- best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" saga -- died December 27, 2016y, days after suffering a massive heart attack on a transatlantic flight, according to a family statement given to People magazine. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter. ALBERTO PIZZOLI AFP/Getty Images

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