Carrie Fisher’s death: 5 stories you should read

Cape Town – Following the sudden death of George Michael, Hollywood lost another icon on Tuesday.

Carrie Fisher died after going into cardiac arrest for the second time. She was 60.

The Star Wars actress was placed on a ventilator on Friday after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to LA. Carrie’s condition was reported to be stable on Sunday and she was due to be taken off life support. However, early on Tuesday her heart stopped and she was pronounced dead.

Funeral arrangements for the veteran actress is yet to be revealed.

Channel24 has grouped five of the main stories about Carrie you may have missed.

Here they are:

1. Harrison Ford remembers his ‘one-of-a-kind’ co-star Carrie Fisher

Harrison Ford released a statement following his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher’s death. The statement said: "Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely ... My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her."

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2. Highlights of Carrie Fisher's Hollywood life and times

With a big personality, a history of addiction and a long, varied show business career, here's a taste of Carrie Fisher's Hollywood life and times.

3. No one could make us laugh through pain like Carrie Fisher

The daughter of Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and a survivor of early fame, drug addiction and bipolar disorder, she wrote with unsentimental wit and understanding about her private struggles and about an industry she was raised in but stood apart from.

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4. Carrie Fisher's life in 30 pictures

As Hollywood mourns the death of Carrie Fisher, We celebrate her life in 30 pictures.

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5. WATCH: Carrie Fisher’s original Star Wars audition tape

Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars audition tape resurfaced after news broke of the veteran actress' death. In the three-and-a-half minute black and white clip, a 19-year-old Fisher is seen with a young Harrison Ford – who went on to take the role of Han Solo – audition for Princess Leia.

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(Photos: Getty Images, AP)