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Carrie Fisher’s autopsy reveals she had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy has revealed the drugs that were in her system at the time of her death.

The full coroner’s report released on Monday determined that the iconic actress may have taken cocaine three days before the flight from London to Los Angeles when she became ill.

Carrie, who died in hospital four days later, also had traces of heroin, other opiates and ecstasy in her system, although it’s unclear when she took these.

Gone too soon: Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she died, an autopsy report has revealed | 20th Century Fox

It has not been confirmed exactly what impact the drugs may have had, and as was revealed last week, the coroner has stated that “the manner of death has been ruled undetermined”.

“Ms. Fisher suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest on the airplane accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea,” the full report states.

“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.”

Moving: Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd released a statement about her drug use | Instagram

The coroner shared a news release mentioning drug use last week, although without going into specifics, and Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd told People, “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.”

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