Stars send their thoughts to Carrie Fisher after she suffers 'cardiac arrest on plane'

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Thoughts and prayers are flooding in online for Star Wars star Carrie Fisher after reports that the actress is in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on a London to Los Angeles flight.

Celebrity news website TMZ said the actress was given CPR by passengers on board before the plane landed at LAX and she was taken to a nearby hospital.

carrie fisher (Anthony Devlin/PA)
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

Among the many celebrities to take to Twitter to share their thoughts were her Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew.

A spokesman for the LAFD said: "At 12.11pm the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to LAX International Airport, Gate 74, for a patient on an inbound flight in cardiac arrest. LAFD firefighter paramedics were standing by for the plane's arrival, provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported the patient to a local hospital."

The Los Angeles Times quoted a fire department source as saying Carrie was "in a lot of distress on the flight", while NBC News cited sources saying her condition was "not good".