Carrie Fisher, the 60-year-old actress best known for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise, suffered a massive heart attack earlier today on a plane. With just 15-minutes to go on the 11-hour flight headed from London to Los Angeles, Fisher reportedly went into full cardiac arrest and a passenger performed CPR on her.
When the plane landed, Fisher was quickly rushed to UCLA Medical Center. She was reportedly in critical condition, but according to her brother, Todd Fisher, she is "out of emergency" and is in an intensive care unit.
According to TMZ, Fisher's 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd (Scream Queens, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Gary, her beloved and adorable French bulldog, have now arrived at the hospital. They also report: "As for Gary the dog ... the pooch was always by Carrie's side and, according to witnesses, was also aboard the flight with Carrie when she suffered the massive heart attack."
Aside Star Wars, Fisher has starred in numerous films and TV shows. She appeared in The Blue Brothers and The Man With One Red Shoe, making her one of few actors to work alongside both John and James Belushi. She is also an accomplished writer who publisher her first novel in 1987 titled Postcards from the Edge. The book was picked up by Colombia Pictures and turned into a film adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Dennis Quaid.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carrie Fisher.