Legend’s autopsy shows drugs
CARRIE Fisher, pictured, had taken cocaine, heroin and ecstasy shortly before her death, according to an autopsy.
The results indicated that the 60-year-old legend had the three drugs in her system when she became ill on a flight last year.
She had a heart attack as she flew from London to Los Angeles in December, and spent several days in intensive care until she died in hospital. Fisher was renowned for her role playing Princess Leia Organa in the Star
Wars movie saga. The exact cause of her death was unable to be determined in the coroner’s report, which indicated that several factors may have been involved. In addition to the drug use, Fisher suffered from sleep apnoea. It was not clear if the drugs had contributed to her heart attack and death, or if they were merely coincidental.
Fisher’s drug abuse was well known, and she frequently discussed the diseases that challenged her in her work.
“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life,” daughter Billie Lourd told People magazine.
“She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases… I know she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. To seek help.” – The Independent