A coroner’s report has ruled that actress Carrie Fisher died as a result of sleep apnea, and a “combination of other factors” last December.
The “other factors” are reported to have been drugs.
The autopsy report revealed Fisher had cocaine in her system when she became ill and suffered a massive heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles on December 23.
Fisher died four days later, and her mother, Debbie Fisher died the following day. The two were buried together in a Hollywood Hills cemetery.
TMZ elaborated on the coroner’s reporting, stating Fisher had cocaine, morphine, codeine and oxycodone in her system. In addition, there was a small amount of MDMA, known as ecstasy, and heroin.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, stated the news is nothing new. “We’re not enlightened. There’s nothing about this that is enlightening,” he said. “I would tell you, from my perspective, that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Fisher had battled drug addiction and mental illness practically all her life, having smoked pot at 13, used LSD at 21, and was diagnosed as bipolar at 24.
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