"Goodbye Rebel Princess" Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher; the Rebel Princess Leia of Star Wars; died on December 27 at 8:55 a.m. (PST) in Los Angeles at 60 years of age. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother's death in a statement given to the press shortly afterward by family spokesperson, Simon Halls. News of Fisher's death spread quickly online where fans from around the world responded with tributes and condolences. Many of her costars and directors from Star Wars and other works also shared their thoughts on Fisher's death.