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Carrie Fisher passed away on Dec. 27, 2016, at 60-years-old after suffering a heart attack on an airplane while traveling from London to Los Angeles.
She is survived by her 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd, as well as her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
She took on her most famous role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars films, starting off in 1977.
Both Carrie's parents, including her mother and father Eddie Fisher, we involved in the entertainment industry. Though Carrie tried to escape it when she went off to school in London, she was pulled back in with her first movie in 1975, Shampoo.
Carrie was married to Paul Simon from 1983 to 1984 and though they had an on-and-off relationship for several more years, they never remarried. She ended up dating talent agent Bryan Lourd for three years and gave birth to their daughter Billie Lourd in 1992. Bryan went on to marry his longtime boyfriend Bruce Bozzi in 2016.
Billie Lourd moved into the acting realm with a role on Scream Queens and followed in her mother's footsteps by taking on roles in the recent Star Wars movies.
Carrie's French Bulldog Gary could be considered her pseudo-second child. He became famous for being her beloved pup and even has his own Twitter account, tweeting a heartbreaking message after her passing. "Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher."
Her siblings include sister Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher as well as Todd Fisher.
She recently wrote about having an affair with her Star Wars co-star, Ford, who she described as "a shining specimen of a man."
She later starred in the several Star Wars movies to come after her first, including this famous scene from Return of the Jedi.
She also starred in 2015's The Force Awakens as well as Star Wars Episode VIII which will premiere in 2017.
Carrie went on to star in several more films following the Star Wars series, including: The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally. She then became an author for her famous novels such as: Wishful Drinking and Surrender the Pink.
She infamously struggled with substance abuse and talked openly about dabbling with marijuana at just 13-years-old and moving onto other drugs like cocaine and LSD by the time she was 21. Her addictions were covered in her 1987 best-selling novel, Postcards From the Edge, which was later turned into a movie with Meryl Streep as the lead.
She also played Annie Clark alongside Chevy Chase in 1981's Under the Rainbow.
She starred in 1989's The 'Burbs alongside Tom Hanks.
Fisher felt incredibly grateful to be back in the spotlight, taking on Leia in The Force Awakens. She told People of working with George Lucas and starring in the film, "I knew that something enormous was likely going to impact my life from this film and that there was absolutely no way of understanding what that was or was likely to be."
Mark Hamill played Princess Leia's brother as Luke Skywalker throughout the film series.
After tweeting that all he wanted for Christmas was the "force to be with Carrie Fisher," he learned of her death and simply wrote, "no words #Devastated."
During a London press conference for The Force Awakens, Fisher explained, "George Lucas was wonderful to work with, but he never spoke really. He just said ‘faster!' or ‘more intense!'. But [J.J.] talks a lot and it's really good stuff he says," she said, adding, "And he's got a lot of energy and we didn't have any energy on the first film. It's sad, really."
Though he never responded about news of their affair, Ford did release a statement after Fisher was hospitalized. "I am shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend. Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends."