We’ve just learned that earlier today, Carrie Fisher suffered from a massive heart attack while on a United flight travelling from London to Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the attack occured “15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A. A flight attendant asked if there were any medical personnel on board and an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane came up to first class and administered life-saving measures.”
Here’s the official statement from United Airlines:
Medical personnel met United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles upon arrival today after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive. Our thoughts are with our customer at this time and any requests for additional information should be directed to local authorities.
According to a Los Angeles Fire Department source, the 60-year-old actress is currently on “assisted breathing.”
Update: Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, has informed the AP that his sister is now “out of emergency” and in a stable condition at a L.A. hospital.
Update 2 (From Variety):
The actress was in critical condition earlier in the day, an emergency official told Variety on Friday afternoon. She was moved from the emergency room to the Intensive Care Unit hours later, her brother, Todd Fisher, said Friday evening. The actor and filmmaker said his sister is not in stable condition, despite previous reports.
We’ll update the post as we get more information.