Actress Carrie Fisher, dead at 60

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' has died at age 60, daughter's publicist says.

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Carrie Fisher was stricken while on a flight to Los Angeles this past Friday. Since then, there has been little specific information about what caused the flight crew to summon emergency help to the gate to treat Fisher. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, said over the weekend that her daughter was in stable condition. Reynolds thanked the public for its "prayers and good wishes."

She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit "Shampoo" and was also an accomplished author who detailed her experiences with addiction and mental illness in several best-selling books. Besides her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother.