Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a “massive heart attack” as her plane from London to Los Angeles was landing, TMZ reports. The Associated Press has subsequently reported she is in stable condition and “out of emergency,” having been stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital.
An emergency medical technician who happened to be onboard administered CPR; upon landing Fisher was rushed to the hospital.
Fisher’s many famous friends are among those praying for a swift recovery. Her brother Luke Skywalker really says it all:
Chewy weighed in:
Her estranged dad did too (unofficial parody account)
As did Captain Kirk (different series, similar genre):
And Fisher’s friend Bette Midler:
And this guy pretty much captures the moment perfectly:
“Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said paramedics administered advanced life-saving care to a patient at Los Angeles International Airport Friday and transported the person to a nearby hospital. He did not identify the patient as Fisher.
The actress and author is considered a member of Hollywood royalty — her parents are Debbie Reynolds and the late singer Eddie Fisher.
Catapulted to stardom as Princess Leia in 1977’s “Star Wars,” Carrie Fisher reprised the role as the tough-as-nails leader of a galactic rebellion in three sequels, including last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Fisher is best known for her portrayal of Leia, but she is also an accomplished writer known for no-holds-barred accounts of her struggles with addiction and mental illness.
Her thinly veiled autobiography “Postcards from the Edge” was adapted into a 1987 film version starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. She transformed her one-woman show “Wishful Drinking,” which played on Broadway and was filmed for HBO, was also turned into a book.
She has recently been promoting her latest book, “The Princess Diarist,” in which she reveals that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of “Star Wars.”