Carrie Fisher in stable condition after suffering ‘massive’ heart attack on plane
Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering what is reported to be a “massive” heart attack Friday afternoon. The actress, who famously played Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, was according to TMZ aboard a United flight from London to Los Angeles “when she went into cardiac arrest. People on board were administering CPR. United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as ‘unresponsive’ when they landed.”
The incident happened roughly 15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A.; an EMT was on the plane and administered life-saving measures.
A recent update from TMZ states the following: “We’re told when the plane landed paramedics worked on Carrie for 15 minutes with CPR before they were able to get a pulse.”
Fisher’s brother, Todd, has told the Associated Press that she is currently in stable condition.
Star Wars icons Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew led a chorus of well-wishers on social media as Fisher recovers.
Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd Fisher, has told Associated Press that she was "out of emergency" and stabilised at a Los Angeles hospital.
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) December 23, 2016
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now.. @carrieffisher
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 23, 2016
Our thoughts are with #CarrieFisher who suffered a heart attack earlier this evening.
Time to f' right off 2016. pic.twitter.com/stC9st9W92
— Classic Alternative (@altclassic) December 24, 2016