Actress Carrie Fisher has died in a Los Angeles hospital following a heart attack she suffered last week. She was 60. Best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, Fisher also appeared in When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers, and Hannah and Her Sisters. In addition to acting, she was an accomplished author and screenwriter, adapting her own semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge into a hit comedy starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Fisher was born into Hollywood royalty, the daughter of legends Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and grew up in the limelight. When Carrie was three, her parents divorced after Fisher left Reynolds to be with Reynolds’s close friend, Elizabeth Taylor in what was one of the greatest celebrity love triangles of all time. Carrie’s own love life included relationships with Paul Simon, Dan Aykroyd, and Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford. In 2008 she charted her personal life, marked by battles with drugs and mental health issues, in her one-woman stage show, Wishful Drinking.