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Report: Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack During Transatlantic Flight

by Matt Miller on Dec 27, 2016 at 06:25 AM

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Update: The Associated Press is reporting that Fisher is now in stable condition, based on details provided by her brother, Todd Fisher. 

Original Story: Reports are filtering out that actress Carrie Fisher is in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital, following a cardiac episode suffered during a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles earlier this afternoon. The news of her hospital status comes via a report from the LA Times. TMZ reports that the incident occurred roughly 15 minutes before the flight landed, and that an EMT on board the plane issued CPR. 

Fisher had recently completed filming for Star Wars Episode VIII. 

No further information is currently available regarding Fisher’s recovery, but we will update this story if we hear more. 


Our Take
Carrie Fisher is a film icon thanks to her central role in the Star Wars films, and her return to those films decades later in The Force Awakens helped to connect the past and future of the franchise. We wish her our sincerest hopes for a speedy recovery.