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Carrie Fisher Suffers a Heart Attack December 2016

Carrie Fisher Remains Hospitalised After Suffering Heart Attack on an Airplane

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Carrie Fisher was hospitalised after a heart attack on a plane on Friday. The actress' brother, Todd Fisher, told AP that she is receiving treatment in an intensive care unit after suffering the medical emergency; she is reportedly "receiving excellent care," but Todd did not classify her current condition or what caused the heart attack. He also added that much of what has been reported so far is speculative. "We have to wait and be patient," he said. "We have so little information ourselves."

According to multiple outlets, the 60-year-old Star Wars actress was on a flight from London to LAX when the incident occurred. Airport police confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they responded to someone with a medical emergency on a plane around 1 p.m. on Friday, and several Twitter users used social media to say that Carrie was taken off the plane by EMTs after United Airlines staff and passengers attempted to revive her.

Carrie Fisher is well-known for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. She most recently reprised the iconic role for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens alongside Harrison Ford and has also over the years starred on TV and in plays and written a handful of best-selling books. She is the daughter of Hollywood icons Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher and is the mother of Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd.

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