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Carrie Fisher arrives at Backstage At The Geffen Gala on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Geffen Playhouse/AP Images)

Coroner: 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other factors


UPDATE June 16, 8:46 p.m. EST:

The coroner confirmed that actress Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other "undetermined factors," but still couldn't conclusively determine what caused her death, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles coroner's officials said that the legendary "Star Wars" actress had a buildup of fat in the walls of her arteries. 

In the Friday night release, officials noted that she had taken multiple drugs before her death, but couldn't determine whether they contributed to her death in December. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for playing Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movies, died Tuesday morning at the age of 60, a family spokesman told People.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement reads. 

Fisher suffered a heart attack on Friday but was reported to be in stable condition

Carrie Fisher during Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

Fisher suffered a heart attack on Friday during a United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles .

Fans and colleagues flooded social media with well-wishes.

On Monday, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, reported she was in "stable condition."

I knew that something enormous was likely going to impact my life from this film...
Carrie Fisher, on playing Leia

In addition to the "Star Wars" series, Fisher also starred in "The Blues Brothers," "The Man With One Red Shoe" and "When Harry Met Sally." But Princess Leia remained her most famous role. 

Fans were shocked.

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