Actress Carrie Fisher, most famous for her role as the Star Wars character Princess Leia, died Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack last week.
TMZ has the details:
TMZ broke the story … Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing. People on the plane tell TMZ she appeared lifeless.
A passenger who’s an EMT performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in intensive care until her death.
The family had said she was in “stable condition” but we’re told she was not responsive after her medical emergency.
Carrie had been on a publicity tour for her new book, “The Princess Diarist.” The book recently made headlines because she wrote about having an affair with co-star Harrison Ford while shooting the original ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Despite multiple media outlets claiming the actress was stable after being transported to the hospital, TMZ reports “the reality was her condition did not improve.”
Fisher’s Princess Leia character was featured in the two most recent installments of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, and Rogue One, in which she was digitally altered to appear youthful.
Watch Fisher in a scene from The Empire Strikes Back:
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