- The Washington Times - Friday, December 23, 2016

Actress and author Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack Friday on a flight from London to Los Angeles, TMZ reported.

Ms. Fisher, 60, went into cardiac arrest about 15 minutes before the plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport, according to TMZ.

An EMT onboard reportedly administered CPR to the actress until the plane landed just after noon.

Paramedics rushed Ms. Fisher to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition, emergency officials told The Los Angeles Times.

Two actors who claim to have been seated near Ms. Fisher on the plane confirmed the reports.

“Don’t know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she’s gonna be OK,” actress Anna Akana tweeted.

“So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped,” she added. “She wasn’t breathing for 10 minutes or so. They were administering CPR up until we landed.”

Actor and comedian Brad Gage tweeted, “I’m in complete shock. @AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs.”

“I don’t know what happened. Not really sure what to do right now but I hope she is ok. I hope she is ok,” he wrote.

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