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"She was funnier and smarter than anyone had the right to be": Tributes pour in for Carrie Fisher

She died today, aged 60.

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TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid from all corners of Hollywood for Carrie Fisher after her death at the age of 60.

The actress, best known for her breakout role as General Leia Organa in the Star Wars series, died in hospital at 8.55am this morning.

She had been hospitalised on Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill tweeted:

The actress was not just known for her role in Star Wars – she was an author (of books such as Postcards from the Edge), script doctor (for films like The Wedding Singer and The River Wild) and advocate for mental health.

People working in the movie industry have been describing their sadness at her death – and remembering how she contributed to people’s lives.

Read: Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60>

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