Carrie Fisher speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego,|gageskidmore/Flickr2/2
Carrie Fisher speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego,|gageskidmore/Flickr
Carrie Fisher, the actress famous for playing Princess Leia in "Star Wars," had a "cardiac episode" on Friday, according to reports.
Fisher was on an airplane from London to Los Angeles when she had a "massive heart attack" 15 minutes before the plane landed,TMZ reported.
United Airlines issued a statement saying that Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles was met on the ground by medical personnel after the crew reported that a passenger was "unresponsive," but the airline did not name the stricken passenger.
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Fisher, 60, has been on a tour promoting a new memoir. No representatives for the performer were immediately available for comment, nor were city fire department officials.
An EMT onboard administered CPR during the cardiac episode, according to reports. The plane landed before noon and Fisher was rushed to a nearby hospital. She is reportedly in critical condition, the Los Angeles Times reported, and on a ventilator, according to TMZ.
Twitter messages posted by other passengers aboard the plane reported that Fisher had fallen ill, with one saying she had stopped breathing.
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Reuters contributed to this report.
I'm in complete shock. @AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs— Brad Gage (@bradgage) December 23, 2016
So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
Don't know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she's gonna be OK 😞— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
Dear 2016: This is not the princess you are looking for. Move along. Move along. #carriefisher— Paul Bennett (@BennettWriting) December 23, 2016