Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in her system when she died
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 15:39
The report states Fisher died of "sleep apnea and other undetermined factors".
It is not clear whether the drugs contributed to her death. Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy in her system at the time of her death, according to the coroner's report. According to a report by Variety, based on the information available, the coroner's report found substances such as cocaine and ecstasy in Fisher's system. The report stated: "Based on the available toxicological information, we can not establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. Fisher's blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death".
Fisher was returning from the London leg of a tour promoting her headline-grabbing memoir "The Princess Diarist" when she collapsed 15 minutes before landing in Los Angeles, where paramedics and hospital staff were unable to revive her.
But they said the drugs can suppress breathing and respiration and that Fisher had a history of sleep apnea. However, despite finding the substances in her blood, the report claims there is not enough evidence to "establish the significance" of the narcotics in connection with the star's death. She had previously admitted to taking cocaine and LSD.
The early 1980s were marked by problems with alcohol, drugs and depression for Fisher, who became known for her searingly honest semi-autobiographical writing.
Fisher died at age 60 on December 27, four days after she went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
In her books and at public speaking events, Fisher was open about her struggles in the movie business and her prickly relationship with her mother. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds died the next day.
Billie Lourd said: "She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she'd want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles". Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure.
He also listed arherosclerotic heart disease as a factor as well as "multiple drug use" but said its significance could not be determined.
"They're working on her right now", the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net. He noted that his sister wrote extensively about her drug use, and that numerous drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to try to treat her mental health conditions.