My kindred, Carrie Fisher, stopped breathing for ten minutes. Death had her in his grasp, and she escaped!
The ‘Star Wars’ actress received medical treatment onboard an L.A.-bound flight, and was met by paramedics who performed CPR before transferring her to UCLA Medical Center. One witness tweeted she stopped breathing for 10 minutes.
Carrie Fisher, the writer and actress famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, suffered a heart attack on a London to Los Angeles bound flight on Friday.
The 60-year-old actress was rushed to UCLA Medical Center by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics after the 11-hour flight touched down at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after noon. Paramedics were standing by for the plane’s arrival and provided advanced life support and “aggressively treated and transported the patient to a local hospital,” fire department spokesman Erik Scott said.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Hollywood Reporter she was “out of the emergency room” at around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. He was heading to the hospital as of 6:15 p.m. after conflicting reports of her condition spread. He said he could not discuss any other details about what happened.
A rep for the actress did not immediately respond to THR‘s request for comment.
Fisher, who was returning from a book tour in the U.K., suffered the heart attack as the United Airlines flight was making an approach to LAX. Several passengers who were on board took to Twitter to say the actress received medical attention from airline staff and passengers who attempted to revive her.
“Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home,” said YouTube star Anna Akana, who added that the actress “wasn’t breathing for 10 minutes or so.”