Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin and Ecstasy in Her System When She Died
An autopsy shows that she had taken the drugs before she boarded a flight from London to Los Angeles
Published Jun 19, 2017Late last year, the world lost a legendary actress when Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60. She died on December 27 after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Now, an autopsy shows that Fisher had plenty of drugs in her system before boarding the flight.
According to the Associated Press, the autopsy has concluded that Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on the flight last year.
Last week, a coroner had also concluded that "sleep apnea" was a factor in Fisher's death along with "atherosclerotic heart disease" and "drug use."
In a statement made to People last week, Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd said, "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases."
Stay tuned for more details from the coroner's report as they emerge.