UPDATE: Sources now report that Carrie Fisher is in stable condition. Deadline reports that the actor’s brother, Todd Fisher, is out of emergency at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Earlier,TMZ reported and the Los Angeles Times confirmed that actor Carrie Fisher suffered a cardiac episode on a United flight from London to Los Angeles.
People on board—no report if they were civilians or crew—administered CPR aboard the flight. The flight crew reported Fisher, 60, “unresponsive” when the plane landed at LAX Friday afternoon. The incident occurred 15 minutes before landing around noon local time.
She was rushed to the hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Fisher made her Broadway debut as Debutante in Irene, which opened in 1973. She also originated the role of Iris in Censored Scenes from King Kong. In 1982, she replaced as the title role in Broadway’s Agnes of God. She returned to the Main Stem in 2009 with her solo show Wishful Drinking, for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. She went on to reprise the show as an HBO special in 2010. The TV movie earned a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
A storied film actor, Fisher is, perhaps, best well known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She is the daughter of Hollywood notables Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher
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