Carrie Fisher had cocaine and other drugs in her system when she fell ill on a plane past year, a post mortem has found.
The report says the world-famous “Star Wars” actress tested positive for cocaine, methadone, alcohol and opiates, but investigators could not determine whether those drugs contributed to her death in December. She died four days later at a hospital.
Speaking to the Associated Press, #ToddFisher revealed his family didn’t want a coroner’s report, and that they ultimately weren’t surprised by the drugs found in her system.
Fisher was 60 when she went into cardiac arrest on December 23 aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Coroner’s officials ruled Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors.
“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life”.
“Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher’s mother was a famous actress, singer and dancer.
She added: “She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases”. “Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs”.
Carrie Fisher’s and Debbie Reynolds’ deaths took place just one day apart, and they are survived by actress Billie Lourd. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure.
A phone message left for Fisher’s brother, Todd, was not immediately returned.
Carrie herself had previously been vocal about her drug use in the past; numerous drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to treat her mental health conditions.
“I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs”, Todd Fisher said.
She also suffered from “drug use” and atherosclerotic heart disease, a condition in which fats, cholesterol and other substances build up on the artery walls, the statement said.