Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Other Drugs In System: Autopsy Report

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Actress and writer Carrie Fisher's autopsy has been published, revealing that she had multiple drugs in her system at the time of her death.

As reported by Variety, cocaine, opiates, ecstasy and methadone were present, and the Star Wars actress was also found to have taken Prozac, Abilify and Lamictal under prescription, as well as oxycodone without a prescription.

The autopsy report explains that Fisher may have taken cocaine within three days before the flight on December 23 when she suffered cardiac arrest. She died in hospital four days later.

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When the other drugs were taken is not clear. It is important to note that because of the family's objection to a full autopsy taking place, these finds were based on an external examination of Fisher's body as well as a toxicology report.

Carrie Fisher General Leia Star Wars: The Force Awakens ©  Disney

"At this time the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case," the report states.

"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."

Digital Spy has reached out to representatives for the estate of Carrie Fisher for comment on the release of today's autopsy report.

When news first broke over the weekend that it appeared as if Carrie had traces of various controlled substances in her system at the time of death, her daughter Billie Lourd called on this to be a teachable moment for those struggling with addiction and their loved ones.

Debbie Reynolds with granddaughter Billie Lourd and daughter Carrie Fisher ©  Getty Images Kevin Mazur

"My mum battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it," Billie told People in a statement.

"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 mum, 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."

The coroner previously revealed that sleep apnea and a buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of Fisher's arteries were contributing factors in her passing.

The day after her death, her 84-year-old mother Debbie Reynolds had a fatal stroke. Announcing her death, Todd Fisher simply said: "She wanted to be with Carrie."

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher ©  Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock

Multiple stars, including Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Lucas, paid their respects at Fisher and Reynolds' funeral back in January.

Carrie Fisher's final role filmed before her death was her most iconic character, Princess-turned-General Leia Organa, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film will be released December 15.

Before her death, Leia was intended to be the focal point of Episode IX. It has not yet been announced how the films will handle her passing, but Lucasfilm have said they won't recreate her using CGI.


Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk).


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