Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin, And Ecstasy In Her System

Carrie Fisher suffers a heart attack

But investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in the Star Wars actress's system had on her death from sleep apnoea and other factors. However, the new reports were unable to establish if the drugs were the primary cause of her death or merely coincidental.

Drug use can exacerbate sleep apnea with potentially fatal results, but the report does not make clear whether Fisher took any drugs on the day in December when she suffered a cardiac incident on the worldwide flight. The subsequent coroner's report was based on an external examination of Fisher's body as well as the results of the toxicology tests.

Heroin, morphine and methadone were also detected but when they were taken could not be calculated. "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", the report stated.

The coroner found Fisher also had a buildup of fatty tissue in her arteries, a common cause of cardiac arrest. Fisher's assistant of three years, Byron Lane, stated that Fisher suffered from multiple episodes of sleep apnea throughout the flight.

Asked by Vanity Fair in 2006 how she persuaded "Star Wars" director George Lucas to give her the part of Princess Leia, she said: "I slept with some nerd". Fisher died on December 27 at the age of 60, four days after going into cardiac arrest on an airplane arriving at the airport here from London. In addition to drug abuse, she frequently discussed suffering from bipolar disorder.

CAROL Vorderman has revealed that her mother has died following her battle with terminal cancer.

"My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life".

Billie Lourd said: "She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases". Like her mother, she urged people to advocate for government funding for mental health programs and to fight social stigmas.

He said his sister's heart condition was probably worsened by her smoking habit, as well as the medications she took. "Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure", Lourd added.

"The only lesson for me, or anybody, is that you have to get help". She was also taking oxycodone without a prescription. "If you want to know what killed her, it's all of it", he said.



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