(RNN) - Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a medical emergency on a flight on Friday and is in intensive care in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, told the AP "We have to wait and be patient. We have so little information ourselves."
The Los Angeles Times reported Fisher suffered a "cardiac episode."
A statement from United Airlines, obtained by Variety, said: “Medical personnel met United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles upon arrival today after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive. Our thoughts are with our customer at this time ..."
Actress Anna Akana was on the same plane as Fisher.
Don't know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she's gonna be OK ??— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
I'm in complete shock. @AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs— Brad Gage (@bradgage) December 23, 2016
Fisher is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
She’s perhaps best known as Princess Leia from the original Star Wars.
She's also the author of several books, including Postcards from the Edge, which later became a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, and her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist.
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