According to TMZ, Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on Friday. The Star Wars actress was on a flight from London to LAX when she unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately, there was an EMT on board who was able to administer CPR.
The medical emergency occurred 15 minutes before the plane landed in LAX. Paramedics immediately rushed Fisher to a nearby hospital as soon as the plane landed.
Actress Anna Akana was on the same flight and explained what happened on Twitter.
A United Airlines spokesperson also released a statement. “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.”
Fisher is best known for playing Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. She was most recently working on a promotional book tour.
The story is still developing.