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'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher has 'massive heart attack:' Reports

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.

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.

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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.

 
 
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