December 27, 2016 / 6:02 PM / 7 months ago

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60 -People

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NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, People magazine reported, citing the family's publicist.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," the statement from family spokesman Simon Halls read. Fisher was 60 years old. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

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