Carrie Fisher has had a major heart attack and went into cardiac arrest minutes before the end of the London to LA flight that she was on.
Her brother Todd said she was in intensive care in Los Angeles:
"If everyone could just pray for her that would be good," he told Entertainment Tonight. "The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
Fisher had been on tour promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist. A medic who was travelling on the plane administered CPR. Paramedics then spent a further 15 minutes administering more CPR to Fisher before getting a pulse, TMZ reported. The actress was on a ventilator in the UCLA medical centre.
From everyone here at The Bearded Trio, Our thoughts are with you Princess. Keep fighting.
Here's a timeline of the unfortunate event that was posted on Reddit earlier today:
13:03 PST: YouTuber Anna Akana and her boyfriend comedian Brad Gage tweeted that Fisher stopped breathing for approximately 10 minutes on their flight from London to Los Angeles. They were seated in front of Fisher in first class.
13:13 PST: TMZ is reporting Fisher had a 'massive heart attack' 15 minutes prior to landing. A medical professional on the flight administered CPR until the plane reached the gate at LAX where paramedics took over care.
14:30 PST: LA Times is reporting that Fisher is in 'critical condition' at a hospital following 'full cardiac arrest.'
14:45 PST: TMZ is reporting Fisher is currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator. Paramedics worked on her for 15 minutes after landing before they were able to get a pulse.
15:48 PST: AP is reporting that Fisher is 'out of emergency'
and in stable condition. See Below
16:29 PST: ABC is reporting that Fisher is in an intensive care unit.
17:55 PST: Variety is reporting that Fisher is in intensive care and NOT stable.
It should be noted these reports are from her family and not her doctors.
Reactions from the Star Wars family:
- Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse... sending all our love to @carrieffisher— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
- Peter Mayhew (OG Chewbacca)
Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now.. @carrieffisher— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 23, 2016
- Joonas Suotamo (New Chewbacca)
Sending best wishes and hoping for a speedy recovery. I know Carrie can pull through this. #CarrieFisher— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) December 23, 2016
- Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
Sending my love. Please recover @carrieffisher— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 24, 2016
- Ian McDiarmid (Sheev Palpatine / Darth Sidious)
My dear Princess @carrieffisher. I wish from the depths of my heart your recovery. Cheer up.— Ian McDiarmid (@IanMcDiarmid_) December 24, 2016
- Dave Prowse (OG Darth Vader)
Sending love to @carrieffisher ❤ pic.twitter.com/04KlUi9nnB— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 24, 2016
- Warwick Davis (Wicket + Weeteef)
Sending love and well wishes to 'our Princess' @carrieffisher. The Force is strong with you... #YubNub x pic.twitter.com/TP1Z0msUjO— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) December 23, 2016
- Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
@carrieffisher The whole world is sending you so much love! Sending you the universes most powerful Force XXXXX❤❤❤— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 23, 2016
- Gary Whitta (Rogue One's screenwriter)
Be well @carrieffisher. Thoughts, hopes, and the Force are with you.— Merry Whitta 🎄 (@garywhitta) December 23, 2016
- Michael Giacchino (Rogue One's composer)
Sending all of my best thoughts out to @carrieffisher and those around her. We want you around for a very long long time. pic.twitter.com/Lv0oK5HfKG— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) December 23, 2016
- Chris Miller (Han Solo movie director)
Come on, Carrie.— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) December 23, 2016
Keep calm and Carrie on.
- William Shatner (Captain Kirk)
I ask everyone to stop for a moment and send special thoughts to @carrieffisher.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 23, 2016
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