‘Carrie Fisher was an inspiration to people of all ages,” says SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers and broadcast journalists.

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.

Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital. A family spokesman, Simon Halls, said Ms. Fisher died at 8:55 a.m.

Fisher is best known for her role in the 1977 film “Star Wars” which turned her overnight into an international movie star. The film, written and directed by George Lucas, broke box-office records around the world.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris made the following statement on the passing of Fisher:

“Carrie Fisher was an inspiration to people of all ages. She was a talented, witty, thoughtful actor and writer. My heartfelt sympathy goes to her family, friends and all those around the world who loved her and will deeply mourn her loss. She was a beautiful spirit and a light that has dimmed too soon. It is a tremendous loss that is felt by all. What a sad way to end the year.”

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. 

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