I have always intended for this Star Wars blog to be a place of positivity and fun, however, we also believe in delivering the news to our readers. With great sadness and even a little anger I am sad to notify you all that Carrie Fisher has passed away. People was first to report the loss of Carrie moments ago.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement.

“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

She was an American film icon and a champion for mental health and addiction. She will be missed beyond words.

Max Palas
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