After suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, December 23, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is now in stable condition….
Actress Carrie Fisher, best known worldwide as the iconic Star Wars character Princess Leia Organa, is now in stable condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. The news of her stable condition was announced by her mother, legendary actress, and singer, Debbie Reynolds, via her Facebook page:
"To all her friends and fans, I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes."
Fisher, who is 60, suffered a massive heart attack on Friday, December 23, during her flight home from London to Los Angeles. The actress, who reprised her role as Leia Organa in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, went into cardiac arrest roughly 15 minutes before her plane landed at LAX.
Thankfully, there was a paramedic traveling on the same flight who administered CPR to Fisher. However, the actress was reportedly unresponsive and not breathing when the Los Angeles fire department paramedics took over, who then began administering aggressive life-saving measures before rushing her to the hospital.
Fisher had been in London, where she was filming the third season of the British television show, Catastrophe, as well as promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist, in which she revealed details of an affair with her Star Wars co-star, Harrison Ford.
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For now, there has been no official word on what caused Fisher’s heart attack, but as her mother, Debbie Reynolds stated, once the family has more information on her condition, they will share it. Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as we will keep you updated on Fisher’s health, as soon as we know more.