Carrie Fisher dies at 60 after suffering heart attack

NBC NEWS - Carrie Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in "Star Wars" died Tuesday morning. She was 60 years old.

A representative for Fisher's daughter released a statement to NBC News, saying, "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly."

Fisher suffered a heart attack on a plane last week. On Monday, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, announced Fisher was in stable condition.

According to NBC News, Fisher had recently finished filming "Star Wars: Episode VIII," the second of three new "Star Wars" films. She was also on tour promoting her eighth book, an autobiography called "The Princess Diarist."