To many, Carrie Fisher will always be Princess Leia from Star Wars. Others will remember her for Postcards From the Edge. But what the coroner just revealed about her death, you will want to forget. At the time of her death from sleep apnea, Carrie Fisher had cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, Abilify, Prozac and Lamictol in her system. It cannot be said for certain if the drugs did or did not figure into her death. But you would think their being there couldn’t have been a good thing.
A report from the medical examiner noted that it is unclear what role the drugs may have played in Fisher’s death, and that they may have played no role whatsoever in the end.
The cocaine may have been taken just one week before Fisher passed away on December 27, four days after suffering a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
The autopsy could not determine however how recently the heroin, ecstasy and various opiates found in Fisher’s system were taken by the actress before her death.
It was also revealed in the autopsy that Fisher suffered a heart attack on the flight after she began vomiting in her sleep and immediately became unresponsive, at which point a medical crew was notified and rushed to the airport to meet the plane.
Her personal assistant was with her at the time and said that Fisher had been awake at the beginning of the flight, but attempts to wake the actress before the plane landed were no successful.