The pain of losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher, was too much to bear for Hollywood screen legend Debbie Reynolds. She suffered a massive stroke Wednesday and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, where she later died. She was 84.
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Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher has died four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was just 60 years old.
The actress was best-known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Actor and comedian Ricky Harris has died of a heart attack at age 54.
Harris died on Monday, his manager Cindy Ambers confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Actor Alan Thicke, father of R&B singer Robin Thicke, passed away Tuesday at the age of 69. Thicke, who played Dr. Jason Seaver, the father on the 1980s TV sitcom Growing Pains, reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Garry Shandling died Thursday of cardiac arrest at age 66. Sources tell the NY Daily News that Shandling was experiencing shortness of breath in the days leading up to his death.
The mummified remains of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was found on board a yacht that was adrift at sea "for years".
The mummified body was found slumped in a sitting position at the controls of a radio and navigation desk inside the cabin.
A quick-thinking teenager may have saved the life of a police officer who apparently suffered a heart attack or stroke.
In September, Fort Lauderdale officer Franklin Foulks, 2nd from left, was in the process of booking 16-year-old Jamal Rutledge when he suddenly collapsed on the floor of the holding area. With no other officers in the vicinity, Officer Foulks was at the teen's mercy.
But Rutledge jumped into action, screaming and kicking on the fence until officers responded.
A deadly blood-sucking parasite, introduced into America by Mexicans crossing the porous southern border, has infected up to 300,000 Americans -- and 300,000 more Americans are expected to be infected by year's end according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Doctors at the CDC compare the deadly "kissing bug" disease to the virus that causes HIV/AIDS.
According to a report on Foxnews.com, an estimated 38,000 women under age 50 suffer heart attacks each year in the United States.
Studies show that most women can't differentiate between a heart attack and indigestion.
Most women who are having a heart attack put off going to the emergency room because the symptoms are so vague. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.
A Michigan man was found dead in a parked car after he had apparently Googled his symptoms on a university computer, CBS Detroit reports.
Cops found the man's body in a car in the parking lot of Grand Valley State University. The man, who was in his late 30s, was not a student at the university, but there are indications that he visited the school's computer lab.
Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.
The blockage was discovered during Bush's annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," according to a statement.
Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).