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Dec 27, 2016, 01:59 PM
 
I think what bothers me most is we all kinda knew this was going to be the outcome.
     
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Dec 27, 2016, 02:20 PM
 
I read somewhere they worked for 15 minutes to resuscitate her on the plane (or after it landed). Thats a long time, she was probably already gone.
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Dec 27, 2016, 02:30 PM
 
This damn year...
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Dec 27, 2016, 02:52 PM
 
Rest In Peace, Princess
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The Force is with her, she's one with the Force.

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Dec 27, 2016, 03:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I read somewhere they worked for 15 minutes to resuscitate her on the plane (or after it landed). Thats a long time, she was probably already gone.
The first story I saw said she was found unresponsive about 15 minutes prior to the flight landing. The paramedics worked on her once the flight landed.

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Dec 27, 2016, 03:04 PM
 
Dangit, I liked her. Never met of course.
     
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Dec 27, 2016, 07:58 PM
 
This sucks.

Star Wars was the first movie I'd ever seen. She was the first on-screen crush I ever had.

Kudos to her for overcoming her demons over the years.

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Dec 28, 2016, 02:17 AM
 
RIP Carrie, sorry you left us so soon.
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Dec 28, 2016, 11:21 AM
 
That's horrible of course, but even without it, this was one of my reminiscences...

     
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Dec 28, 2016, 11:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
That's horrible of course, but even without it, this was one of my reminiscences...

Beat me to the punch. I was looking for pics when I sidetracked myself by starting to watch Hardware Wars on YouTube until Cox internet went down. (ETA 1330 MST) That's the down side of my brother switching from CenturyLink. Their upload sucks, but rarely lost the net. While I'm mom's I'll be hotspotting the iPhone .
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Dec 28, 2016, 05:58 PM
 
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mum, is in hospital with a suspected stroke

Actress Debbie Reynolds in hospital - BBC News

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Dec 28, 2016, 07:38 PM
 
DAMMIT!

From my read on the early news about Carrie, there were people experienced in CPR working on her before the plane landed. It seems that it's SOP for all flight attendants to be CPR certified, so that's probably who was "first on the scene." As a "person who knows CPR," I'd have been on my feet and working for anyone who seemed to need assistance on an airplane. Further, airliners apparently all have AEDs, which would be helpful in any cardiac emergency.

Now, Debbie being hospitalized is very troubling. She's 84, and just from her age and the environment she grew up in, she has a lot going against her. I'm hoping I'm not going to hate 2016 for yet another reason.

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Dec 28, 2016, 08:59 PM
 
Debbie is gone.

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Originally Posted by starman View Post
Debbie is gone.


My sister called and told me. I heard about a "possible stroke." She told me Debbie was at her son's and they were making the funeral arrangements when she started to have shortness of breath.
     
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Dec 29, 2016, 02:11 AM
 
Last we heard, Carrie was stable in IC. I'm wondering if they determined she was brain dead, so someone had to authorize pulling the plug. As Carrie was unmarried at the time, that someone would probably be her mother. Which could explain her departure the next day.

Doesn't make anything better, but it would make sense. Has anyone heard what Carrie actually died of?
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Last we heard, Carrie was stable in IC. I'm wondering if they determined she was brain dead, so someone had to authorize pulling the plug. As Carrie was unmarried at the time, that someone would probably be her mother. Which could explain her departure the next day.

Doesn't make anything better, but it would make sense. Has anyone heard what Carrie actually died of?
Nothing official AFAIK, the Mail is saying "complication from the heart attack." It's possible Carrie was without oxygen for up to 30 minutes, so being "brain dead" is quite possible.

Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds dies a day after her daughter | Daily Mail Online
     
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She will be missed. Be one with the Force Carrie.
     
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I still can't believe she's gone. Following her for years on twitter gave a small glimpse into her life - she was her own woman and no one told her what to do, and whatever the consequences she carried on her way with her best friend Gary (her dog).
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I still can't believe she's gone. Following her for years on twitter gave a small glimpse into her life - she was her own woman and no one told her what to do, and whatever the consequences she carried on her way with her best friend Gary (her dog).
Reading her recent tweets was...difficult.

     
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Er…what?
     
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Jan 5, 2017, 11:29 AM
 
yes, some tweets were, uhm, hard to translate into English.
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But translate them, we did.

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Jan 6, 2017, 01:51 PM
 
No doubt there was some major stuff in store for Leia, but I'm actually confident it'll be handled with respect.
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Jan 6, 2017, 02:24 PM
 
They could handle it the way Stargate did. The character died off-screen, and a ship gets named after them. ie - George Hammond.
     
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Jan 9, 2017, 04:11 PM
 
Carrie was cremated and her ashes placed in Debbie's casket.

Brother Todd with her "urn"

     
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Jan 12, 2017, 01:54 AM
 
FYI to those not aware...

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It was a porcelain antique Prozac pill from the '50s that was one of Carrie's prized possessions
     
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And here I was thinking it would be uncouth to say "gee... that sure looks like a giant, green Tylenol".
     
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Skip 28 seconds because BB Code doesn't like &t=28


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It's not BBcode this time. I just tried to modify our tag to pass the time code. You can do it already, by adding ?t=28s to the end of the vidcode. We're passing it on, but YouTube is ignoring it on embedded URLs.

Find me an example of an embedded YouTube video somewhere with working offset, and I'll see what can be done.
     
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And here I was, expecting a clip of one of Lloyd Bridges' rants about "the wrong day to quit x". Slightly disappointed, but only slightly.

I'm still processing that Carrie is gone, and hopefully the use of humor (as I think she would have liked - maybe more snarky and sharper than "Airplane" level humor) will help.

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