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Actress Carrie Fisher, in critical condition after a cardiac episode over London to Los Angeles flight

Carrie Fisher poses for the cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, 16 December 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett – RTX1Z04P

The DEVELOPMENT of: “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher is in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” on a flight from London to Los Angeles, emergency officials told the Los Angeles Times.

Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire department paramedics shortly after noon.

“At 12:11 pm the Los Angeles Fire department responded to a call from LAX for a patient in cardiac arrest,” Erik Scott, spokesman Los Angeles Fire department, told the newspaper USA TODAY. “Firefighter paramedics provided advanced life support and treated aggressively, the patient who was transported to a hospital.”

The actress, best known for her role of Princess Leia in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, recently published an autobiography with the title “Princess Diarist.”

 

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