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Carrie Fisher Survives Being Technically Dead For 15 Minutes

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Carrie Fisher was technically dead this afternoon after suffering a heart attack on a flight. Paramedics say that they worked on her for fifteen minutes trying to restart her heart with a defibrillator before being able to find a pulse.

Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX this afternoon when she appeared to be in distress after which she lost consciousness. EMT’s were called to the airport when the plane landed and began trying to revive her as she was reportedly unresponsive upon landing. Luckily for Fisher, paramedics were able to save her life and get her to a hospital where she is in stable condition according to her brother, Todd.

Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. And was recently portrayed by a grotesque CGI abomination in the Rogue One movie. Fisher struggled for years to overcome the type casting she endured after appearing in such an iconic role, which was a problem that most of the other stars of the movie suffered. In fact, Harrison Ford might be the only person whose career wasn’t destroyed by the movie.

And the guy who played Luke, Mark Hamill, voiced what a lot of us were thinking on twitter this afternoon when he said, “As if 2016 couldn’t get any worse… sending all our love to Carrie Fisher.”

But it looks like this is one star 2016 won’t get, as not even a massive coronary was enough to take down Carrie Fischer. At least that’s how it’s looking at the moment, but like everyone, I’m hoping she can pull through, rather than taking an unexpected turn for the worse in the hospital. But if she can make it for just another eight days or so, she’ll be able to break the 2016 curse that saw us lose David Bowie, Prince and Alan Rickman.

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