How Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Died Following Heart Attack On Board Flight
According to TMZ, the Star Wars actress suffered a heart attack on board a flight from London to Los Angeles fifteen minutes before landing.
Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning … days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX … a family spokesperson has confirmed.
TMZ broke the story … Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing. People on the plane tell TMZ she appeared lifeless.
A passenger who’s an EMT performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in intensive care until her death.
The family had said she was in “stable condition” but we’re told she was not responsive after her medical emergency.
Carrie had been on a publicity tour for her new book, “The Princess Diarist.” The book recently made headlines because she wrote about having an affair with co-star Harrison Ford while shooting the original ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Of course, Princess Leia was her iconic role, but Carrie also starred in “The Blues Brothers,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Postcards from the Edge” and many, many more.
She famously battled substance abuse throughout her life. In 2013, she was hospitalized for complications from bipolar disorder.
Carrie is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds, daughter, Billie Lourde, brother, Todd Fisher, and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher. Billie made an appearance alongside her mom in ‘The Force Awakens.’
Carrie was 60.
Newsmen gathered that a passenger with medical experience performed CPR on the iconic actress and immediately the flight landed, she was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center where she was put in intensive care until her death.
Fisher had already wrapped a new episode of Star Wars but her management confirmed that her passing won’t halt the production.
Speaking with newsmen, a family source added that Fisher was in stable condition after the heart attack but she was not responding to treatment.
She had played the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars. Also, Fisher had been on a book tour for her new book, The Princess Diarist, in which she wrote about her affair with actor Harrison Ford while shooting the original Star Wars movies.
Carrie Fisher was 60.
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