Carrie Fisher, my all-time favorite actress (and the boyhood crush of every red-blooded American male my age) has passed away. She was only 60 years old.
Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE 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.
Ironically, I heard the news as I walked in the front door after taking Erik and Kevin to see Rogue One. Fisher was the one Hollywood actress who could do no wrong in my eyes. I didn’t care about her drug abuse, I didn’t care about her politics, I loved her unconditionally. She was always Princess Leia to me, and barring that, at least the Mystery Woman from The Blues Brothers.
Fisher was the most beautiful actress I ever laid eyes on, and I was happy to see her again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I will miss her terribly.
Honestly, I felt as if lost a family member. I guess that makes me insane, but that’s how I feel.
To respect Carrie’s passing, there will be no more posts today. Rest in peace, Princess.
UPDATE: Carrie’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, died today after suffering a massive stroke. God bless and keep them both.