Carrie Fisher in critical condition after cardiac episode on flight

Carrie Fisher (pictured with Harrison Ford in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") was taken to the hospital after a "cardiac episode" on a plane. (Courtesy David James/ Lucasfilm)

“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials.

Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her flight touched down at LAX.

A source who said they were not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.”

Fisher, who rose to stardom as Princess Leia, recently published an autobiography titled the “Princess Diarist,” her eighth book.

She is the daughter of famous Hollywood couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

— Los Angeles Times

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