Carrie Fisher continued to struggle with drug use in the days before her death, one of many details to emerge from an autopsy report released Monday that was full of new information but still frustratingly short on conclusions.
The official cause of Fisher’s death on Dec. 27 was ruled “cardiac arrest … accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea.” The autopsy report also noted that she had cocaine, heroin and MDMA in her system, but states clearly that investigators could not determine what, if any, impact those substances may have had on her death.
“I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,” her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press on Monday. He noted that some substances were prescriptions for the mental health issues she had spoken openly about for years, adding that cigarettes had probably worsened her heart condition. Read more…
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