Coroner's Report Reveals Some Eye-Opening Information Regarding Actress Carrie Fisher's Death

Legendary actress Carrie Fisher passed away at the end of 2016, and her passing would become all the more heartbreaking when her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away the following day. Beyond the tributes that have poured in, there have been a ton of questions swirling about ever since Fisher’s untimely death. As Yahoo shares, some clues have emerged on things that may have contributed to it.

A coroner’s report has been released which details the toxicology findings of Fisher’s autopsy. Her official cause of death has been reported as sleep apnea and a number of other factors, but the report indicates that she also had traces of drugs in her system, namely cocaine, ecstasy and heroin.

“At this time the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case,” the report reads in part.

It’s pretty common knowledge that Fisher has battled a number of demons through the years, but it’s unclear where she was in her recovery around the time of her death. No word on whether she had slipped backwards or if the drugs found were a residue of past abuse, and there’s nothing to suggest that this was an overdose situation. Nonetheless, it’s still jarring news for family, friends and loved ones of the ‘Star Wars’ star, as the hope was that she had put those demons to rest for good.

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

Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, indicates that he’s not terribly surprised by reports that drugs may have contributed to his sister’s death.

“I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,” he said. “I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs.”

He acknowledges that his sister’s lifestyle took a toll on her, and the fact that she was a smoker was also a black mark against her long-term prospects.

“If you want to know what killed her, it’s all of it,” he added.

It’s no secret that years of drug abuse will eventually catch up to everyone. While things can seem fabulous while you’re partying your brains out in the throes of addiction, the reality is that the bill will eventually come due for the abuse. That bill will collect itself through various health problems that are exacerbated as you age, but that’s one little nugget of wisdom that the ‘legalize drugs’ crowd fails to mention while they’re touting the wonders of whatever they may be attempting to legalize.

Fisher is just one more example of that. While other health factors played a role in her demise, it’s not hard to draw a line to see that her previous battles with addiction only made them worse.

Source: Yahoo News
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