Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, 60, had a heart attack on a plane flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, according to media reports. She is currently hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Website TMZ.com reported earlier Friday, “Carrie Fisher was unresponsive as paramedics raced” to meet the plane, “according to emergency dispatch calls to LAX. TMZ obtained the audio, and you can hear LAFD responding to a reported cardiac arrest.”
Earlier on Friday TMZ wrote, in another report, “We’re told when the plane landed paramedics worked on Carrie for 15 minutes with CPR before they were able to get a pulse. She’s currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator.”
According to CNN, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) “‘responded to LAX Gate 74 for patient on inbound flight in cardiac arrest,’ LAFD Spokesman Erik Scott told CNN. ‘Paramedics standing by upon arrival provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported patient to local hospital.’”
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday afternoon that Fisher “was in critical condition Friday after suffering a ‘cardiac episode’ during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to airline and emergency officials.”
Notes CNN, “Born in Beverly Hills to entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Fisher got her start in Hollywood in 1975 in the movie ‘Shampoo,’ starring Warren Beatty. Best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ movie franchise, Fisher went on to act in plays, television and blockbuster films and has written a number of best-selling books.”