On December 27, 2016, iconic silver screen actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 due to complications following a heart attack.
While the coroner performed an examination three days after Fisher’s death, reports were not released until last week, nearly six months after her passing.
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 in December last year. Now, an autopsy has finally revealed her cause of death. http://trib.al/tuk0CmN
Documents released by the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office listed Fischer’s manner of death as “undetermined,” CNN reported. Medical examiners, though, surmised that “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” contributed to her passing.
Fisher’s daughter, actress Billie Lourd, addressed the report in an interview with People. She speculated that her mother’s lifelong battle with “drug addiction and mental illness” contributed to her own demise.
Now, Lourd’s darkest assumptions have been confirmed.
Earlier Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported updated autopsy reports show Fisher had “cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy in her system” when she became ill on her flight just four days before she died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year, autopsy shows
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) June 19, 2017
The actress was on a flight from Los Angeles from London in when she suffered the massive cardiac event that eventually led to her final hospitalization.