‘Star Wars’ ac­tress Fisher dead at 60

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Hol­ly­wood star Car­rie Fisher - best known for her por­trayal of Princess Leia in the wildly pop­u­lar “Star Wars” films - died yesterday, days af­ter suf­fer­ing a heart at­tack on a transat­lantic flight. The 60year-old ac­tress had been in in­ten­sive care in a Los An­ge­les hos­pi­tal af­ter col­laps­ing on the jet­liner from Lon­don on Fri­day. Fisher was cat­a­pulted to world­wide star­dom as the royal rebel Princess Leia in the orig­i­nal “Star Wars” tril­ogy, which has been a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non since the re­lease of the films from 1977 to 1983. She had just fin­ished film­ing the third sea­son of her lat­est screen project, the Ama­zon com­edy tele­vi­sion se­ries “Catas­tro­phe”, which is set in Lon­don. She had also been on a pub­lic­ity tour for her new book, “The Princess Diarist”, which made head­lines be­cause she wrote about a three-month af­fair with Har­ri­son Ford while they were film­ing the orig­i­nal “Star Wars” tril­ogy.

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