Carrie Fisher, who of course is best know for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack during a flight.
According to the LA times she had a heart attack and stopped breathing on the London to Los Angeles United Airlines flight. The happened about fifteen minutes before the plane landed in LA. A medic who was travelling on the plane administered CPR.
The LA Fire department said its paramedics met the plane and “provided advanced life support”. Paramedics then spent fifteen minutes administering more CPR to Carrie before getting a pulse. This was after midday local time.
She was then transported to UCLA medical centre. The actress has been put on a ventilator in the hospital.
Carrie, who is now 60, had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist. She was in London had recorded an appearance on BBC’s The Graham Norton show.
Carrie Fisher Star Wars Movies
Carrie Fisher appeared in the original Star Wars film, now titled Star Wars IV: A New Hope, in 1977. She followed this in 1980 with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In 1983 she made her third appearance in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.
Last year she reprised her role in Disney’s revival of the film series with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Her Star Wars character of Princess Leia was last seen in the recent release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Although brief her character’s appearance played a significant and dramatic part in the movie.
United Airlines now issued a statement which said “Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles was met on the ground by medical personnel after the crew reported that a passenger was ‘unresponsive’.
A law enforcement official told NBC that her condition was “not good”. We all wish her well.