As first reported by TMZ, Carrie Fisher, the one and only Princess Leia of Star Wars fame, has suffered a massive heart attack and is now currently in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital. Carrie Fisher was on a United Flight from London to Los Angeles after finishing shooting for the U.K. sitcom Catastrophe.
A United spokesperson released this statement:
“Medical personnel met United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles upon arrival today after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with our customer at this time and any requests for additional information should be directed to local authorities.”
Fisher remains in the I.C.U., but further details are still unknown.
UPDATE: Via ET Canada
ET Canada has learned that Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on a plane on Friday. Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, has since shared the actor’s condition.
“There really is not much to say. She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don’t want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently.”
He also addressed an earlier comment attributed to him, in which he was alleged to have said his sister was in “stable condition.”
“I don’t know where they got that word from. That is absolutely not even close to the truth. We don’t know. We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that’s why she is in ICU. I’m sure everyone wants to speculate but now is not the time for that.”
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now.. @carrieffisher
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 23, 2016
Everyone at Geek wishes Carrie a very speedy recovery and hope to hear positive news soon.