Saturday, 24 December 2016

Carrie Fisher stable in Intensive Care following heart attack

UPDATE 27/12/2016 6PM (GMT) - Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. Statement from her family says she died at 8:55am this morning.
UPDATE 25/12/2016 8PM (GMT) - Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds tweeted to thank fans and friends for all the support they have shown Fisher since Friday, adding that Fisher was in a stable condition and would give further updates when more was known:

Many have said they feel better with this latest update but I would air on the side of caution, Fisher's brother Todd said she was stable on Friday after initially going into hospital, so it could be said that we don't know anything more. Hopefully this is good news and more positive updates will start to emerge in the coming days. 

Original article:

Carrie Fisher is "stable" in hospital according to her brother Todd Fisher following a heart attack on board a flight from London to Los Angeles.

When the news started coming in last night my heart sank, at the thought of such a beloved icon being taken from us, "2016 strikes again" I thought to myself!

The 60 year-old was given CPR by passengers, after Fisher went into cardiac arrest just 15 minutes before the flight arrived at LAX.

The pilot on board the flight radioed the tower to say they had an "unresponsive" passenger on board.

Fisher played Princess Leia in the the three original Star Wars films and recently reprised her role last year in 'The Force Awakens'. Her daughter Billie Lourd and dog Gary were seen at the Hospital shortly after Fisher arrived.

Carrie had been in the UK promoting her new book and appeared on the Graham Norton Show recently, she'd also been in the UK filming for a new Channel 4 sitcom.

As of 9am GMT there have been no further updates on her condition but there has been an outpouring of support from fans on Twitter, including her Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca...
You know as if this year could get any worse, Princess Leia was nearly taken from us. 

How iconic she is to Star Wars was shown by the number of messages I got from people telling me of the news, anyone who loves Star Wars as much as I do has great love and admiration for Carrie Fisher.

Lets hope she makes a speedy recovery!

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