Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.
The iconic actress — best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films — sadly died at age 60 on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after suffering a heart attack days earlier on Friday, Dec. 23.
Carrie's only child, daughter Billie Lourd, 24 — whom she welcomed in July 1992 with her ex-partner, talent agent Bryan Lourd, 56 — confirmed the news of her mother's passing in a statement released by family spokesperson Simon Halls.
Carrie with costar Harrison Ford in Star Wars. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"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 message began, according to [People](http://people.com/movies/carrie-fisher-dies/?xid=socialflowfacebookpeoplemag) magazine.
"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
Last week, Carrie — who is the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, and late singer Eddie Fisher — was flying from London to LA when she went into cardiac arrest and reportedly stopped breathing.
Carrie with her mother, Debbie, and daughter, Billie, in 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Paramedics immediately removed Carrie from the flight and rushed her to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she was treated for a heart attack. She passed away in the hospital four days later.
On Christmas Day, the actress' mother, Debbie, took to Twitter to provide fans with an update on her daughter's health. "Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it... I thank you for your prayers and good wishes."
Carrie with her parents, Debbie and Eddie, in 1957. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Carrie began her showbiz career in the early 1970s and made her film debut in the 1975 film Shampoo. She rose to mega-fame when she first portrayed Princess Leia in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. She reprised her iconic role in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Star Wars: Episode VIII (set to hit theaters in December 2017).
Carrie with costar Mark Hamill in Star Wars. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
She also appeared in movies such as The Blues Brothers (1980), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), and The Women (2008).
Our thoughts are with Carrie and her family during this difficult time.