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Actor Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack, is in serious condition

Carrie Fisher, 60, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy has suffered a heart attack, whilst travelling from London to Los Angeles.

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Actor Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack, is in serious condition

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American actor Carrie Fisher, most notable for her role as Princess Lea in the original Star Wars trilogy, has suffered a serious heart attack.

The 60-year old, who has previously battled drug use and bipolar disorder, was on a flight from London to Los Angeles when she fell ill.

She was reported to be in a critical condition, and is still in an intensive care unit, according to her brother .

Airport staff confirmed a passenger was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Her Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew have expressed their concern on social media.