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News outlets around the world are reporting that Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars series, has suffered a major Heart Attack on an international flight.

Fisher has recently been visiting London as part of a promotional tour for her book "The Princess Diarist" and was returning home to LA when she fell ill.

TMZ broke the story, however it was actress Anna Akana who tweeted first, having witnessed Fisher becoming ill on the flight.

TMZ also reports that "People on board were administering CPR", and that "United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as 'unresponsive' when they landed."

Twitter is already abuzz with messages of support with firstly Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew leading them and now Mark Hamill.

UPDATE: Max Landis has, seemingly incorrectly tweeted that Carrie had in fact passed away, causing somewhat of a storm on Twitter. He has since deleted the tweet and now states that his best friend witnessed the incident and told him that Carrie had died. Carrie of course played a role in his father's movie "The Blues Brothers and he has stated he considers her a family friend and has now posted this video.

Princess Of The Galaxy

Carrie shot to fame as Leia Organa in Star Wars alongside Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and became iconic for her beauty, poise and feisty but playful nature. She later married the musician Paul Simon and became a famous author, notably writing Postcards From The Edge, based on her own life with her mother, the famed actress Debbie Reynolds. Indeed Carrie was born of Hollywood royalty, with her father being the singer Eddie Fisher.

Carrie is also known for her memorable cameos in The Blues Brothers with then fiance, Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me & Scream 3.

Carrie returned with her original cast-mates in Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens last year and remains an integral part of the future movies.

Most recently, she hit the news while promoting her new autobiographical book "The Princess Diarist", in which she revealed an intense affair with co-star Harrison Ford during shooting of A New Hope.

Fans around the world are praying for Carrie, and we will update this story as more news comes in.


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