Carrie Fisher Had Heroin And Cocaine in System When She Died, Reveals Coroner's Office

Carrie Fisher Had Heroin And Cocaine in System When She Died, Reveals Coroner's Office

Her daughter Billie Lourd releases emotional statement.

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Carrie Fisher had had cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates in her system when she passed away at the age of 60 in December, reports People.

They obtained official documents from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office that revealed the late actress also had traces of an anti-depressant and antihistamine in her system.

“The exposure to cocaine took place sometime approximately in the last 72 hours of the sample that was obtained,” stated the report.

The report also stated that Fisher had a “remote exposure to MDMA,” which is a commonly known as ecstasy.

It was not clear if the drugs in her system were the cause of, or contributed to, her death.

“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,” stated the report.

An external exam was done, as Carrie’s family did not want an autopsy performed.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed her death was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, possibly atherosclerotic heart disease and “drug use.”

“The manner of death has been ruled undetermined,” the report concluded.

Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd put out a statement about her mom following the findings.

“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. Love you Momby.”

Carrie died last Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest on a flight. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away one day later.

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