Where's Wellwood Posted December 23, 2016 Share Posted December 23, 2016 Quote Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a "cardiac episode" on Friday during an airline flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after landing, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing emergency officials. Fisher, 60, who has been on a tour promoting a new memoir, is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series. No representatives for the performer were immediately available for comment, nor were city fire department officials. The celebrity news website TMZ.com and other news outlets also reported that Fisher suffered a heart attack on the plane. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/carrie-fisher-cardiac-episode-1.3911678 Quote "Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to airline and emergency officials. Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her 11-hour flight touched down at LAX. ADVERTISING A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.” A statement released by United Airlines said that medical personnel met Flight 935 from London on arrival after the crew reported a passenger was unresponsive. “Our thoughts are with our customer at this time,” the statement read. Just prior to arrival, a pilot told the control tower that passengers who were nurses were attending to another “unresponsive” passenger.” “So they’re working on her right now,” the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net. According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. On arrival, they found paramedics performing CPR on the victim, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez. Fisher, who rose to stardom as Princess Leia, recently published an autobiography titled the “Princess Diarist,” her eighth book. She is the daughter of famous Hollywood couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Fisher is considered Hollywood royalty who has written and spoken openly about her struggles in Hollywood. She took on her prickly relationship with her mother in the book-to-movie "Postcards From the Edge.” She’s also been outspoken about her mental health issues and the solution she found — radical-sounding electroshock therapy. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-carrie-fisher-cardiac-20161223-story.html 2016 just doesn't quit. Wishing her the best. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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