Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Muhammad Ali, Alan Thicke, George Michael and now Carrie Fisher can be added to the list of icons that have tragically passed away in 2016.

In a statement to PEOPLE, a family spokesman Simon Halls said, “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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Carried passed away at the age of 60, just four days after suffering a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

She was administered CPR while on the plane and then once it landed she was rushed to hospital and placed in critical condition.

Fisher’s death isn’t the only to hit the Star Wars family in 2016 as Kenny Baker, the man who played R2-D2 also passed away this year.

CORRECTS BAKER'S AGE. FILE- In this Saturday, May 26, 2007 file photo, actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in the first Star Wars movie, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, billed as the world's biggest Star Wars party, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Baker, 81, has died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. His niece, Abigail Shield, said he was found dead by a nephew on Saturday at his home in northwest England after a long illness. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
CORRECTS BAKER’S AGE. FILE- In this Saturday, May 26, 2007 file photo, actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in the first Star Wars movie, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, billed as the world’s biggest Star Wars party, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Baker, 81, has died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. His niece, Abigail Shield, said he was found dead by a nephew on Saturday at his home in northwest England after a long illness. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

 

Carrie is the daughter of Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds and is best known for her role as ‘Princess Leia’ in the original Star Wars trilogy. Reynolds has since released a statement regarding her daughter’s death via Facebook,

She would later appear in some classic 1980s movies such as The Blues Brothers, The Man With One Red Shoe and the classic movie When Harry Met Sally; she reprised her role ‘Princess Leia’ in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As you can imagine, the reaction has been quick and swift on social media from Star Wars actors and other celebrities. Below is just a sample of some of the reaction.

Harrison Ford released a statement to E! News saying,  “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.” As he grieves the loss of his co-star, Harrison said his thoughts are with her daughter, Billie Lourd, her mom, Debbie Reynolds, her brother, Todd Fisher, and “her many friends. We will all miss her.”

George Lucas also told E! News, “Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess—feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans.She will be missed by all.”

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