She had had a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23rd and died of complications on Tuesday Dec. 27th.
In 1977 she rocketed to international stardom by playing princess Leia Organa in Star Wars. Her career was established with that film and she made many, many TV appearances and movies after that.
She was also a screenwriter and author. Her accomplishments in the movie industry were many and she will be missed by family and friends. Her mother is Debbie Reynolds. She was 60.