Carrie Fisher, the actress who brought Princess Leia to life and reprised the role in last year's The Force Awakens, has died at the age of 60.
The sad news follows word that Fisher suffered cardiac arrest while flying to Los Angeles on Friday. After landing and being rushed to a hospital, her brother issued a statement indicating that Fisher was "stable."
Fisher's Hollywood career skyrocketed after her first young portrayal of Leia. She was 19 during the filming, though her Hollywood acting debut actually came in 1975's Shampoo—and her Hollywood indoctrination began even before that, thanks to a tumultuous LA childhood that she wrote and spoke about at length in the form of memoirs and one-woman shows.