Carrie Fisher, the actor beloved for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, is being treated in intensive care after suffering a serious heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles from London, her brother has said.
Todd Fisher said the 60-year-old Star Wars legend was receiving treatment in an intensive care unit of a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a medical emergency on the United Airlines flight from London on Friday.
He added his older sister was receiving excellent care, but said he could not classify her condition. He had earlier told reporters that she had been stabilised and was out of the emergency room.
But he later clarified his comments: “It’s not fair to say ‘stable’. I am not saying she is fine, or not fine,” he told Reuters by telephone. “She is in the ICU.” But in a subsequent interview he said many details about her condition or what caused the medical emergency are unknown.
There have been conflicting reports on Fisher's condition ever since she was taken off that plane on a gurney, and that has thrown the internet into a tizzy over fear that 2016 will claim another victim.
RT @thecraigsutton: Hey 2016 You already have the Prince leave the Princess alone! #princessleia #carriefisher pic.twitter.com/y66YDTGgYr— Old School 80s (@OldSchool80s) December 24, 2016
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse... sending all our love to @carrieffisher— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
We have recently seen Fisher return in not just one Star Wars movie, but two (Spoiler alert.), and it has appeared that she was enjoying a rather dramatic comeback after years of struggling with drug addiction and depression.DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE TOUCH CARRIE FISHER, 2016.— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) December 23, 2016
So having this happen now seems especially upsetting.
And to have 2016, that giant steaming turd of a year, claim yet another of our precious celebrity icons (Don't forget besides Prince we also lost Alan Rickman and David Bowie.) seems almost too much to bear.
As you know I have no confidence in the power of prayer, however there is one power in which I believe wholeheartedly.
May the force be with you Princess Leia.