Home Galleries Entertainment Carrie Fisher: Life in Pictures Share Via Email Published: 28th December 2016 06:44 PM | Last Updated: 28th December 2016 07:10 PM Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died on December 27 after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.(Text & Photo | AP) 1 / 7 Singer-composer Paul Simon and actress Carrie Fisher leave the Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York City, March 11, 1982.(Text & Photo | AP) 2 / 7 The public fell in love with her twice: as Princess Leia and as the wry truth-teller of such books as 'Postcards From the Edge,' ''Wishful Drinking' and 'The Princess Diarist,' in which she revealed having an intense affair with 'Star Wars' co-star Harrison Ford.(Text & Photo | AP) 3 / 7 As the offspring of Hollywood royals Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, she drew on her painful family history and personal demons to forge a distinctively tart, unsettlingly funny style as a best-selling writer.(Text & Photo | AP) 4 / 7 She was born to one of the biggest mid-century celebrity couples, entertainers Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. 'I'm a product of Hollywood inbreeding,' she once said. 'When two celebrities mate, something like me is the result.'(Text & Photo | AP) 5 / 7 American actress Carrie Fisher, star of the movie 'The Empire Strikes Back,' sequel to the record-breaking 'Star Wars' epic, cuddles up to a Stormtrooper.(Text & Photo | AP) 6 / 7 Carrie Fisher is survived by her mother; her daughter, Billie Lourd, from a relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd; her brother, the actor-filmmaker Todd Fisher; and her half-sisters, actresses Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Her father died in 2010.(Text & Photo | AP) 7 / 7 Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment news with The New Indian Express App. Download nowGet the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.