DEVELOPING: “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher is fighting for her life Friday after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
The 60-year-old Fisher was hooked up to a ventilator at a California hospital following the mid-air medical emergency that left the actress unresponsive for more than 15 minutes.
Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon.
A flight attendant called out for any medical personnel on board — prompting an EMT sitting in the back of the plane to rush to first-class to work on Fisher, Daily News reported.
Other United Airlines crewmembers and passengers joined the effort to save the Hollywood icon, who shot to stardom as Princess Leia.
The plane landed shortly after noon, and paramedics immediately began working to revive Fisher.
“Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were standing by for the plane’s arrival, provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported the patient to a local hospital,” fire department spokesman Erik Scott said.
But it took 15 minutes before the rescue workers were able to detect a pulse, TMZ.com reported.
“At 12:11 pm the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call from LAX for a patient that was in cardiac arrest,” Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, told USA TODAY. “Firefighter paramedics provided advanced life support and aggressively treated the patient whom was transported to a local hospital.”
The actress, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, recently published an autobiography titled “Princess Diarist.”
Paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all involved.