Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Reveals She Had Drugs in Her System When She Died
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The 'Star Wars' movies actress was tested positive for cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates when she was admitted to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on an airplane.

AceShowbiz - Carrie Fisher's autopsy results reveal more of her condition prior to her death. It was reported before that the actress passed away from sleep apnea and "other undetermined factors." According to a toxicology report released on Monday, June 19, by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Fisher had drugs in her system when she died.

The Princess Leia of the "Star Wars" movies was tested positive for cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates when she was admitted to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on an airplane. She died four days later, on December 27, at 60 years old.

However, the coroner's office said it could not determine the role of drugs in Fisher's death. "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," the report states.

The report states that Fisher's family objected to a full autopsy, and coroner's investigators had access to limited toxicology specimens. The conclusions were based on toxicology results and an external examination of Fisher's body.

The report notes a likely exposure to heroin, which could have suppressed her breathing as she went into cardiac arrest. In addition to the illegal drugs, Fishes was taking Prozac, Abilify and Lamictal under prescription. She was also taking oxycodone without a prescription. The report additionally reveals she was receiving therapy for bipolar disorder and had a long history of drug use.

Her brother Todd Fisher told The Associated Press on Friday, "There's nothing about this that is enlightening. I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs."

Her daughter Billie Lourd also said in a statement to PEOPLE, "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."

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