Carrie Fisher’s autopsy has confirmed that she had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill in the days before she died in 2016.
The coroner’s report, which was fully released on Monday, reveals that she may have taken cocaine up to three days before the flight she took December 23 from London to La, on which she became ill. She died four days later.
The Los Angeles County Coroner report was partly released last week and stated the 60-year-old’s actual cause of death was the common sleep disorder, which causes a person to take more pauses and breathe slowly when they sleep.
The document has also claimed that there were also other ‘undetermined factors’ which contributed to her death, including heeart disease and drug use, although the latter had not at that point been clarified.
‘At this time the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case,’ the report states.
AP also report that the document ‘states that while heroin is detectable in the system for a briefer period of time, investigators could not determine when Fisher took it or the ecstasy’.
‘Ms. Fisher suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest on the airplane accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea. Based on the available toxicological information, we cannot establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. Fisher’s blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death,’ continues the report.
Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, said Friday when the document was initially released that he was not surprised drugs may have contributed to his sister’s death.
‘I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,’ Todd said.
Carrie herself had previously been vocal about her drug use in the past; many of the drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to treat her mental health conditions.