Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Leia Organa in Star Wars recently passed away after suffering a heart attack on a United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles. She was rushed to the hospital, however unfortunately she didn’t make it and died this morning.
Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack Friday on an airplane … TMZ has learned.
Our sources say Carrie was on a United flight from London to LAX when she went into cardiac arrest. People on board were administering CPR. United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as “unresponsive” when they landed.
We’re told the emergency occurred 15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A. A flight attendant asked if there were any medical personnel on board and an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane came up to first class and administered life-saving measures.
Witnesses at LAX tell us Carrie’s eyes were closed and she appeared unconscious as EMTs rushed her through the terminal. She had an oxygen mask on her face.
The plane landed just after noon in L.A. and paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital.
And then the most recent update today from the New York Times:
Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise phenomenon, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends as I know many will be saddened over the loss of such a great person and actress.