Beloved screen actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as the heroic and indomitable Princess Leia in the Star Wars Franchise, suffered cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
She’s currently in stable condition at an LA hospital, and is reported to be on a respirator, but the situation was critical. The heart attack struck while the plane was airborne, 15 minutes before it was due to land. An EMT who happened to be traveling on the same flight rendered assistance, administering CPR while the pilot made an emergency landing.
Carrie Fisher, who’s now 60, was traveling on a tour to promote her new book, A Princess Diarist, based on diaries she kept as a young actress working on the first Star Wars movie. Now a successful writer, she’s penned several books inspired by her life, her battle with addiction, and her path to recovery, as well as movie making and the Hollywood experience.