Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she died


Cocaine, alcohol, opiates and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) were found in Carrie Fisher's system at the time of her death according to a release from the coroner's office. 

Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in "Star Wars" went into cardiac arrest while on a Los Angeles-bound flight on December 27th. Coroner's officials listed the cause of death as "undetermined." A report listed "sleep apnea and other undetermined factors" as contributing to Fisher's death. 

In addition to the sleep apnea, the report lists "atherosclerotic heart disease" and "drug use" as "other conditions" that were discovered by the coroner's post-mortem examination. The coroner's report doesn't say whether the drugs contributed to Fisher's death, but does state under the heading "How Injury Occurred," that the significance of the multiple drug intake was not ascertained. 

The full autopsy report was released today which included the toxicological tests that showed the 60-year-old actress and actor had a cocktail of drugs in her system at the time of her heart attack. 

Fisher's only child, actress Billie Lourd released a statement about her's mother's death and the toxicology results: 

"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. She talked about  the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases.  I know my mom, she'd want her death to encourage people to be open about their  struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs.  Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure."


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