On a flight from London to LAX, Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher reportedly suffered a heart attack during the lengthy afternoon flight. According to TMZ, the actress went into cardiac arrest on-board and was administered CPR before being rushed to a local hospital upon landing.
On Twitter, actress Anna Akana confirmed the reports as she was sitting next to Fisher on the flight.
"Don't know how else to process this, but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she's gonna be OK. So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped," Akana wrote.
According to the original report, Fisher was rushed to a hospital this afternoon once the plane landed in Los Angeles. So far, there has been no update on her condition, but LAX police did confirm they responded to a medical emergency on her craft when the actress landed. Fisher was in London promoting her recent book The Princess Diarist which collects her journals from her days working on Star Wars.
Of course, fans have reacted strongly to the tragic news and have banded together to wish her a safe recovery. Everyone’s thoughts are with the Fisher family at this moment and hope that the Force is with the beloved starlet.
Oh my god, please let Carrie Fisher be OK.— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) December 23, 2016
"I am one with The Force, The Force is with me."— Sarah Moran (@SarahThisIs) December 23, 2016
Repeating this until I hear good news about Carrie Fisher. Please be okay!
May the force be with Carrie Fisher right now.— Lauren Pokedoff (@LaurenPokedoff) December 23, 2016
2016 IS ENDING IN A FEW DAYS AND ITS STILL TRYING TO TAKE PEOPLE OUT SMH LEAVE CARRIE FISHER ALONE FAM TAKE MY EX INSTEAD— Derrière Connoisseur (@BardockObama) December 23, 2016
I swear to you 2016, if you take Carrie Fisher too, I'm gonna punch you in the face so hard you'll fly right back to 2015.—
TAKE ME INSTEAD OF CARRIE FISHER IM BEGGING YOU I DONT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT CARRIE FISHER— #IStandWithAleppo (@armieharnmer) December 23, 2016
Carrie Fisher you're in my thoughts. Everyone send love her way. pic.twitter.com/H1t17dFou3— Vincent Martella (@VinMan17) December 23, 2016
DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE TOUCH CARRIE FISHER, 2016.— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) December 23, 2016
Look today/this year has been a lot so I'd really appreciate it if Carrie Fisher would have a total recovery, thanks— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) December 23, 2016
Praying for Carrie Fisher, really hope she is ok.— ♠︎ Billy Taylor ♣︎ (@billy_author) December 23, 2016
Last year Harrison Ford was in a plane crash & this year Carrie Fisher has a heart attack. Someone pls lock Mark Hamill in a bunker— Tanner (@DrGhett0Batman) December 23, 2016
I hate this year.December 23, 2016
I hate this year with the white hot heat of a thousand suns.
Please be ok, @carrieffisher.
Folks out here trying to use The Force to revive Carrie Fisher and I DON'T BLAME THEM WHAT DO WE EVEN HAVE LEFT TRY ANYTHING IT'S OKAY— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) December 23, 2016
Don't you dare touch Carrie Fisher
Your sincerely Everyone— Joe (@joe_brackstone) December 23, 2016
Honestly, 2016 taking Carrie Fisher would turn me into Kylo Ren.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 23, 2016
I swear to god if Carrie Fisher dies I'm going to will 2016 into an actual person and commit my first murder.— Mike Martin (@MathasGames) December 23, 2016
Carrie Fisher's brilliant spirit might be the only thing holding us together. Please come back?— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 23, 2016
If 2016 takes Carrie Fisher too, I quit. Don't do this to me.— Adriana Hooper (@AdrianaHoop) December 23, 2016
Hoping for the very best and that Carrie Fisher pulls through. pic.twitter.com/aCvIfbaFcQ— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) December 23, 2016
No bullshit, Carrie Fisher's work+sense of self helped me make sense of my own brain/how I think + feel. 2017 needs her. We need her. pic.twitter.com/ycJliP2yZH— Alicia Lutes (@alicialutes) December 23, 2016
If it's one thing Carrie Fisher taught us, it's to have hope. A pop culture icon who needs all the prayers in the world right now.— #PrayForCarrie (@TheUnholyPrince) December 23, 2016
The world is sending you love Carrie Fisher pic.twitter.com/UHMOEeJ8bK— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 23, 2016
Listen. Jabba couldn't do it. VADER couldn't do it. You think a little heart attack's going to take out Leia Organa? Please.— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) December 23, 2016