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AP: 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher in intensive care after in-flight medical emergency

Fisher is perhaps best known as Princess Leia from the original Star Wars. (Source: Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP) Fisher is perhaps best known as Princess Leia from the original Star Wars. (Source: Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

(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. 

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 MacLaineand her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist

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