Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. She was hospitalized last week after a massive heart attack on a plane from London to Los Angeles, which she ultimately succumbed to. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement to People through their family spokesman today:

"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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

Fisher's presence in Rogue One, the latest installment in the Star Wars series, has been credited with its rising success beyond opening weekend. 

Needless to say, the millions of people whose lives her work has touched went into mourning once the news broke. Fans, coworkers, friends, and many others took to Twitter to mourn the loss of a person whose presence always lit up the room they were in.

















 Rest in peace.