Carrie Fisher, best known for her iconic portrayal of Star Wars’ Princess Leia, tragically passed away on December 27th, 2016. Her date of death was just four days after going into cardiac arrest on an airplane arriving at LAX from London. Fisher’s assistant, that was also on the plane with her, reported that she was awake and normal at the beginning of the flight, but had “multiple apneic episodes, which was her baseline” during the flight. By the time the flight landed, they were unable to wake her up.
Several months after her untimely death, her autopsy report has been released.
According to the autopsy report, the cause of death remains “undetermined.” Prior to that, the report reads “Based on the current information, the cause of death is “Sleep apnea and other undetermined factors”, other conditions “Atherosclerotic heart disease, drug use” how injury occurred “Multiple drug intake, significance not ascertained.””
The report states that several drugs were found in her system including Heroin, Oxycodone, Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Methadone. She, reportedly, was also on a number of psycho-tropic meds and has a history of bi-polar as well as substance abuse.
The news of her death was unfortunate but to find out Carrie Fisher, a woman who at one time was proudly in long-term recovery, had drugs in her system that may have contributed to her death is even more tragic.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this beloved actress for their continued mourning of her loss.
See a copy of the autopsy report here: Carrie-Fisher-Autopsy-Report