Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning … days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX … a family spokesperson has confirmed.
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.
Of course, Princess Leia was her iconic role, but Carrie also starred in “The Blues Brothers,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Postcards from the Edge” and many, many more.
She famously battled substance abuse throughout her life. In 2013, she was hospitalized for complications from bipolar disorder.
Carrie is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds, daughter, Billie Lourde, brother, Todd Fisher, and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher. Billie made an appearance alongside her mom in ‘The Force Awakens.’
Carrie was 60.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
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— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) December 27, 2016
Update: Carrie Fisher’s last film will not be compromised as a result of her death … TMZ has learned.
An official from Lucasfilm tells us Carrie was “absolutely wrapped” for “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
The official added it’s too early to tell how Carrie’s passing will impact future installments of the franchise.
Fisher plays General Leia Organa in ‘VIII.’ The movie’s official Twitter account said they wrapped back in July.