It was confirmed in a statement from the actress’s only child — daughter Billie Lourd — that Carrie Fisher died this morning.
Fisher was the sister-in-law of former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay), who is married to Todd Fisher, the other child of legendary actors Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
The news wasn’t completely unexpected after the actress had a heart attack on the plane while headed to Los Angeles from London last Friday. Social media had started the hashtag #PrayersForCarrie, with many former co-stars and celebrity fans joining the legions of fans who wanted to show their support for the popular actress.
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Fisher was also an accomplished writer, having been in London to promote her latest book, The Princess Diarist, and to shoot some scenes for a television show there.
Soap Hub sends their thoughts and prayers to Hickland and the rest of Fisher’s family and friends.
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