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Debbie Reynolds says daughter Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after heart attack

By Emily Yahr

December 25, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Debbie Reynolds, left, accepts the Life Achievement Award from her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2015. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Famed "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Friday, her family says.

Her mother, 84-year-old actress Debbie Reynolds, tweeted the news on Christmas Day. "Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it," she wrote. "For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes."

Related: [Carrie Fisher hospitalized after suffering heart attack on plane]

Fisher, 60, had a "major cardiac episode" on a flight from London to Los Angeles; fellow passengers tweeted that the actress briefly stopped breathing. She was taken to a hospital immediately after landing and transferred to the intensive care unit.

Her brother, Todd Fisher, initially told the Associated Press on Friday evening that she was in stable condition and then said there was "no good news or bad news." He later told the Los Angeles ABC station that Fisher is "getting the best care she can receive." He said, "She's obviously a very tough girl who's survived many things."

After the news of Fisher's heart attack spread, there was an outpouring of support from her famous fans and co-stars on social media:

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post.

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