Carrie Fisher

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher ‘suffers massive heart attack on flight

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles.

Passengers performed CPR on the 60-year-old after she went into cardiac arrest on the flight, TMZ reported.

The United Airlines plane landed shortly after noon local time at Los Angeles International Airport.

Fisher was then rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics.

Actress Anna Akana was on board the flight when Fisher went into medical distress and she described the upsetting scene in a series of tweets.

She said Fisher stopped breathing and was helped by a doctor and nurse who happened to be on board.

Akana, 27, wrote: “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.”

Fisher has been travelling the world to promote her new book.

She became a global star after portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars and recently reprised the role in the series’ two most recent films.

 

 

 

Source: Mirror UK