Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy in System at Time of Death

Late 'Star Wars' actress had been struggling with sobriety prior to passing.

June 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy in System at Time of Death
Honoree Carrie Fisher attends the U.S.-Ireland Alliance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report has been made public, and the results speak to her personal struggles. The actress, who was very open about her addictions that began at an early age and continued throughout her adult life, apparently had cocaine, traces of heroin and possibly morphine, and ecstasy in her system at the time of her death, per the Associated Press.

However, the coroner’s official report noted that her death was due to sleep apnea and a confluence of other health issues. It’s unclear what role the drugs in her system played in her death—the cocaine in particular, per the coroner’s official report.

The report goes on to say that “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.”


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