Carrie Fisher has reportedly been transported to a hospital after suffering a severe medical emergency on a flight Friday.
According to celebrity website TMZ, paramedics worked on the actress for 15 minutes with CPR before they were able to get a pulse.
TMZ reported she suffered a heart attack while the Los Angeles Times said the Star Wars star suffered a heart episode on a flight that arrived at Los Angeles International Airport around noon Friday. Several other outlets also cited unnamed sources in their reports.
Fisher’s brother, Todd, confirmed Friday night with the Associate Press the actress is now in stable condition at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator.
650 CKOM’s pop culture critic Craig Silliphant met Fisher at the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo earlier this year.
“Even though it was only for a few seconds, she put her arm around me and said some nice things and made it feel great,” he told 650 CKOM’s David Kirton on Saskatoon Afternoon.
Silliphant was quick to point out the actress is known for more than her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars.
“She’s also a popular script doctor, fixing scripts like Sister Act and stuff. She’s even written a couple of books — one of the most prominent ones being Post Cards from the Edge, which was based on her tumultuous relationship with her mother, who is also famous, Debbie Reynolds.”
Fisher had been on a book tour promoting her latest memoir, The Princess Diarist.