“I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend,” Ford told The Hollywood Reporter. “Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends.”
In a tweet that has been shared over 65,000 times, Mark Hamill, who portrays Luke Skywalker in the films, wrote of his on-screen sister, “As if 2016 couldn’t get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher.”
Fisher remains in the intensive care unit at the UCLA Medical Center after suffering the “cardiac episode” just prior to the London-to-Los Angeles plane’s arrival at LAX.
A pilot reported to air-traffic control that passengers who are nurses were taking care of the passenger. Upon landing, emergency personnel performed CPR on Fisher.
In a series of interviews, Fisher’s brother Todd first told the Associated Press that the actress had been “stabilized” and “out of the emergency room” after she was “unresponsive” on the plane, although he wouldn’t elaborate on Fisher’s condition. In a subsequent interview with Reuters, Todd Fisher said, “We have to wait and be patient. We have so little information ourselves.”
Todd Fisher later told Entertainment Tonight, “We certainly do not know her condition, that’s why she is in ICU. I’m sure everyone wants to speculate, but now is not the time for that. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good.”