Carrie Fisher's autopsy report has been released and shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and various other drugs in her system had on her death. The report states that Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before her fight on December 23rd where she became ill. She passed away four days later. The autopsy also found traces of heroin and MDM, which is also known as ecstasy. These findings were based on toxicology screenings when the Star Wars actress arrived at a Los Angeles hospital. Coroner's officials ruled Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors.
The actresses were laid to rest together at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, a cemetery where numerous celebrities are buried. Fisher's brother, Todd Fisher, said he was not surprised by these results. He added that his family did not want a coroner's investigation of his sister's death. "We're not enlightened. There's nothing about this that is enlightening," he said.
"I would tell you, from my perspective that there's certainly no news that Carrie did drugs," Todd Fisher said. He noted that his sister wrote extensively about her drug use, and that many of the drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to try to treat her mental health conditions. Fisher battled drug addiction and mental illness throughout her entire life. She said she smoked pot at 13, used LSD by 21 and was diagnosed as bipolar at 24. She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication.
"I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs," Todd Fisher said.
He also said his sister's heart condition was probably worsened by her smoking habit, as well as the medications she took. "If you want to know what killed her, it's all of it," he said.
Fisher will reprise her role as Leia Organa in the eighth installment of the core Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, which will be released in December.