Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars,” has died. She was 60.
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday just before 9 a.m PST. Lourd said her mother was “loved by the word and she will be missed profoundly.”
Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.
In September Fisher was one of the featured guests at the Saskatoon Expo.
Kennedy Callaghan-Sydlowski, a life-long fan of Star Wars had the chance to meeting Fisher at the event.
“She was so kind despite all the stuff that was going on all the attention that was being drawn to her and the commotion,” she told 650 CKOM Tuesday.
The news of the actress’ death hit Callaghan-Sydlowski pretty hard, especially since Princess Leia was a sort of role model for her.
“She was like the first female character I’ve ever seen that was independent and took her own role,” she said.