Family spokesman Simon Halls has released a statement:
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,"
At the age of 60, and following last weeks heart attack, Carrie Fisher has sadly passed away.
PopGoesTheArts sends its deepest condolences to Carrie's family and friends.