More news surrounding Carrie Fisher’s death has surfaced.
In the most recent toxicology report from the coroner, the late Star Wars actress was found to have cocaine, opiates, methadone, and ethanol in her system at the time of her death.
The cocaine use was said to have taken place “sometime approximately in the last 72 hours” of Carrie’s life.
Sleep apnea was ultimately the cause of death. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office noted that Carrie’s atherosclerotic heart disease combined with the drug use were contributing factors to her cause of death. It is unclear to what extent the drugs had an effect on her health.
The manner of death was ultimately ruled as “undetermined.”
“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.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Billie and the rest of Carrie’s friends and family. If you need help with substance abuse, please reach out to someone.