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'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher 'Stable' After In-Flight Heart Attack (abc7news.com) 120

Best-known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens, actress Carrie Fisher is recovering from a "cardiac event" Friday. An anonymous reader quotes ABC: Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was "out of emergency" and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital Friday afternoon... The 60-year-old "Star Wars" star experienced medical trouble during a flight from London and was treated by paramedics immediately upon landing in Los Angeles around noon Friday, according to reports citing unnamed sources.
Fisher reportedly remains in the intensive care unit while lots of celebrities are now wishing her a speedy recovery for Christmas, including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, and Billy Dee Williams, as well as Star Trek actors William Shatner and George Takei. Many fans are using the hashtag #MayTheForceBeWithHer, and she's even receiving messages of support from the Twitter account set up for her therapy dog, Gary.
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'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher 'Stable' After In-Flight Heart Attack

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    I doubt that.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      'Star Wars' 'Actress' 'Carrie Fisher' 'Stable' 'After' 'In-Flight' 'Heart Attack'
      So what I should take from the head line is that it was actually Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart that is unstable after getting severe burns in a car crash?

  • only 2 days late! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Joe_Dragon ( 2206452 ) on Saturday December 24, 2016 @10:17PM (#53550289)

    only 2 days late!

    • by elvesrus ( 71218 )

      2 days ago this hadn't even occurred...

  • by physicsphairy ( 720718 ) on Saturday December 24, 2016 @10:18PM (#53550291) Homepage

    !Best-known for playing Princess Leia

    What do you mean she's not best known for this???

  • Best-known for playing Princess Leia in... The Force Awakens

    No kidding; I could've sworn that was Voldemort...

  • Im heartened to know she survived, but also somewhat surprised she survived her crippling narcotic addiction throughout the seventies.
    • I talked to her a little bit in July (autograph signing) and she seemed in really good shape then. I think the drugs did age her a lot more than she would have been otherwise (just look at pictures of her next to her mother [dailymail.co.uk]) but physically she seemed just fine. I was really surprised to hear she had a heart attack, but that probably is a lingering effect of the drugs.

      It almost makes you wan to not do coke to begin with!

    • The 1980s anti-drug PSA tried to send an over simplified version of the problem. Most drugs will not kill you right away or get you addicted on the first hit. But prolonged use does hell to the body's. Chances are her heart attack at 60 is due to that lifestyle of her youth.

  • Too soon? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 25, 2016 @12:30AM (#53550561)

    Help me C3PR, you're my only hope!

  • by Athanasius ( 306480 ) <slashdot@@@miggy...org> on Sunday December 25, 2016 @08:23AM (#53551439) Homepage

    I was looking for an update yesterday and found https://www.theguardian.com/cu... [theguardian.com]

    From her brother:

    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.

  • I understand they've got her physical body back into stable condition, but she likely went 10-15 minutes without oxygen to her brain. Irreversible damage starts at 4 minutes.

    • If that's the case, then probably. Being stuck on an airplane means it's not likely they had extensive gear on board to deal with this. Don't know if they carry O2 on board for medial purposes standard. And that would have been about all they could do until they get her to a hospital.
  • None.
    Zsa Zsa Gabor probably was more influential.

    • by haruchai ( 17472 )

      A lot of people, including a great many Slashdotters got interested in space, science & tech because of Star Wars, Star Trek and the like.
      Zsa Zsa was a fanstastic contributor to advancing divorce settlements for women.
      As she remarked, "I'm a great housekeeper. When I leave a husband, I keep his house"

  • George Michael's death coming soon.
  • "Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, and Billy Dee Williams, as well as Star Trek actors William Shatner and George Takei" at her bedside? Are they trying to give her another heart attack?

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