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Carrie Fisher, Star Wars Princess Leia, Dies

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Carrie Fisher, the celebrity daughter and actress of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, has died following an in-flight massive heart attack that caused the actress to stop breathing. She never regained consciences. Fisher was 60.

Fisher has been returning from London, Friday, when she stopped breathing and became unresponsive. Flight crew and medical personal passengers immediately assisted Ms. Fisher and began CPR which they continued throughout the remainder of the flight.

Unconfirmed sources indicated Ms. Fisher underwent 19 minutes of CPR before a pulse was detected. A fellow actress said Ms. Fisher was discovered "not breathing."

The pilot contacted air traffic controllers requesting emergency assistance relaying the information of an unresponsive passenger. Medical personal met the transcontinental flight at the arrivals gate and transferred Ms. Fisher to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center,

Reports from her family, via twitter, throughout the Christmas Holiday weekend indicated the Princess Leia actress was resting and was on a ventilator,

"Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes." Ms. Reynolds posted on her Twitter account @debbiereynolds on Christmas Day.

Media began announcing the iconic actress of such hits as When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and the Star Wars Franchise, had passed away at 8:55am PST at 10:30am PST.

Fisher, a celebrated author, screenwriter, producer, actress and speaker, was born October 21, 1956, the daughter of Hollywood screen icons Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, grew up in the glare and scrutiny of tabloid madness and the excess of the 1970's.

Her indulgences and reactions to these tumultuous times were well documented in Postcards From the Edge, a semi-autobiographical novel, which was later turned into the 1990's film starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid and directed by Mike Nichols.

Ms. Fisher, in her latest book, The Princess Diarist, for which she was in London promoting while working on a new television series Catastrophe, continued to reveal hidden tidbits including her onset romance with Harrison Ford, while somewhat shocking to the public, the two seemed at ease with the revelations.

Ms. Fisher is survived by one daughter Billie Lourd, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, her brother Todd Fisher, half-sisters, actresses, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, and her devoted French bulldog, Gary and a galaxy of friends and fans.

Arrangements have not been announced.

Image courtesy of Debbie Reynolds Twitter account, @debbiereynolds1

 

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