Updates On Carrie Fisher Are Coming In Slowly As Every Fan Hopes The Beloved Actor Will Be OK
Fans were shocked to hear that Carrie Fisher reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23. The 60-year-old Star Wars actor is beloved by legions of fans and celebrities, who are all hoping she will recover. Bustle reached out to Fisher's rep for comment, but has not heard back at the time of publication. Updates on Fisher are coming in slowly, and as new information about her condition becomes available, this post will be updated.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, police and emergency personnel were called to LAX around 1 p.m., and once there, they performed CPR on Fisher. She was then transferred to the hospital where she is reportedly in critical condition. As TMZ reported, Fisher is currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator. TMZ also claimed that the actor was aboard a United flight when she allegedly went into cardiac arrest, and the United Airlines crew reported she was "unresponsive" upon landing.
YouTube star Anna Akana was on the plane with Fisher, and she took to Twitter to report Fisher allegedly stopped breathing during the flight. She also tweeted, "So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped." Fisher was reportedly in London filming Season 3 of Amazon's Catastrophe and promoting her new book The Princess Diarist about her experiences filming Star Wars.
As her family, colleagues, and friends wait for news on her condition, there has been an outpouring of love and support for Fisher on social media. She is beloved in the acting community and by her army of fans, who all want to see the actor pull through this health crisis.
Update, Dec. 23, 7:17 p.m. EST: The Associated Press reported that Fisher is now in stable condition, according to her brother Todd Fisher. He told AP that she is "out of emergency" and stable, but he could not disclose further information.
Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, and beloved dog, Gary, arrived at UCLA Medical Center to be by their mom's side.
Update, Dec. 23, 9:57 p.m. EST: In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Fisher's brother Todd urged people to pray for his sister. He told the site,
"She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
ET also reported that Fisher's condition is "unknown." Todd added, "We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that's why she is in ICU. I'm sure everyone wants to speculate, but now is not the time for that."
Update, Dec. 27, 12:58 p.m. EST: Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60. Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd released a statement to People via Simon Halls that read: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”