Toxicology Report Shows Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, MDMA And Heroin In System
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An autopsy report on Carrie Fisher shows she had taken a variety of drugs before her death.
Officials from the coroners have ruled that the Star Wars actress died from sleep apnoea but did not state whether the narcotics were among the other factors.
The new toxicology readings suggest that Ms Fisher took cocaine three days before a flight on December 23, where she became ill and was taken to hospital. The report also says that trace elements of heroin, other opiates and MDMA were found in her system.
It adds: "At this time, the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case.
"Ms. Fisher suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest on the airplane accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea.
"Based on the available toxicological information, we cannot establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. Fisher's blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death."
These new readings were based off tests done when the actress presented to a Los Angeles hospital. The 60-year-old died four days later.
Ms Fisher's brother, Todd, has told the Associated Press that her sister taking drugs was not new. She was vocal about her use and abuse while she was alive, saying it was a way for her to cope with her bipolar disorder.
While filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, she claimed: "Slowly, I realized I was doing a bit more drugs than other people and losing my choice in the matter.
"I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high."
Fisher left behind a daughter, Billie Lourd, who wrote in a statement to People that she hoped her mother's death would encourage other people to get help when they needed it.
Carrie Fisher and her mum Debbie. Credit: PA
"My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life," wrote Lourd. "She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases."
Another factor which the autopsy report mentions was a build-up of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries.
Sadly, just a day after Carrie Fisher passed, her mum, Singing in the Rain icon Debbie Reynolds, also died.
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