On Friday, December 23, Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” actress, best known for her iconic role of Princess Leia, was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics after an emergency landing, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Fisher was in critical condition, though Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, told the Associated Press that she had been stabilized. Later, he told CNN that she was in an intensive care unit.
Upon hearing the news of her condition, Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-stars, including Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, Warwick Davis, who portrayed Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi,” and the indie community took to social media to send their prayers and positive thoughts.
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) December 23, 2016
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca tweeted, “Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone’s favorite princess right now.”
Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now.. @carrieffisher
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 23, 2016
Gary Whitta, co-writer of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Be well @carrieffisher. Thoughts, hopes, and the Force are with you.
— Merry Whitta 🎄 (@garywhitta) December 23, 2016
Billy Dee Williams, actor who portrayed Lando Calrissian in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”
Sending my love. Please recover @carrieffisher
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 24, 2016
Michael Giacchino, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” composer.
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) December 23, 2016
Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels.”
Sending fatherly Force vibes to #CarrieFisher…I'm hoping to hear some positive news soon.
— Matt Lanter (@MattLanter) December 24, 2016
Below are more tweets from the indie community.
I ask everyone to stop for a moment and send special thoughts to @carrieffisher.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 23, 2016
My thoughts are with Carrie Fisher and her family. https://t.co/4aJT5ffeFL
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 23, 2016
Thoughts and love for @carrieffisher You can't leave us yet! May the force be with you.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) December 23, 2016
No. No. No. Praying for #CarrieFisher
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 23, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 23, 2016
Heartbroken to hear about Carrie fishers current condition, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) December 23, 2016
GODDAMIT 2016 ENOUGH ALREADY. https://t.co/0JiXxSSGtc
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 23, 2016