Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, suffered cardiac arrest while on a United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, December 23. When the plane landed, she was transferred to a hospital where she is now in intensive care. It is unknown what caused the medical emergency for the 60-year-old star. Todd Fisher, her brother, said she is receiving excellent medical treatment, but the exact status of her condition has not been revealed.

Cardiac arrest

United Airlines reported that medical personnel met the airplane after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive. The Los Angeles fire department responded at 12:11 p.m. on Friday for a patient in cardiac arrest at the Los Angeles airport. Firefighters provided medical life support at the scene before Fisher was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

Witnesses on the flight

There were several people who said they had been on board the plane and witnessed what happened.

Several of them posted details about Fisher's sickness on Twitter. Anna Akana wrote that Fisher wasn't breathing for about 10 minutes. She indicated that a doctor and nurse were also passengers on the plane, and they jumped into action and performed CPR before the plane landed. Fisher was on United Airline Flight 935 because she was returning from London where she had been filming the third season of "Catastrophe," a British comedy for television.

About Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is the daughter of the celebrities Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She is well known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, along with co-star Harrison Ford. Her eighth book, "The Princess Diarist" tells about her role as the princess and her on-set affair with Ford. However, they kept it a secret for many years. Ford and Fisher were reunited while filming last year's movie, "The Force Awakens." It was the seventh film in the Star Wars series.

The eighth movie with the co-stars has already been filmed and is scheduled to be released next year.

Well wishes sent

Harrison Ford, other co-stars and celebrities are sending well wishes to Fisher. Mark Hamill, who plays her brother in the sci-fi franchise, Peter Mayhew and "The Force Awakens" actress Gwendoline Christie have expressed their love and support on Twitter.

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