Carrie Fisher, iconic ‘Star Wars’ actress, dead at 60
LOS ANGELES (CBS News) — Carrie Fisher, who was born to Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher but became famous in her own right as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died days after suffering from cardiac arrest aboard a flight. She was 60.
Fisher fell ill Friday on a flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to the hospital. Emergency workers who met the plane said she was unresponsive. Several people who were on the flight tweeted that they saw her receive CPR from passengers who may have been nurses. The plane was then met by paramedics at LAX who provided advanced life support.
The oldest child of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, her family was shadowed by scandal when she was just 2 years old – when her father left her mother for Elizabeth Taylor.
“I am truly a product of Hollywood inbreeding,” Fisher