Carrie Fisher passed away December 27, 2016. Fisher went in to cardiac arrest on an airplane arriving at LAX from London. Her assistant reported that she was awake and normal at the beginning of the flight, but had “multiple apneic episodes, which was her baseline” during the flight.
According to an autopsy report released Monday, sleep apnea is listed as the primary cause of death, with drug intake as a contributing factor. Because Fisher’s family objected to a full autopsy investigators had access to limited toxicology specimens. Therefore, conclusions were based on toxicology results and an external examination of Fisher’s body. Results showed cocaine, methadone, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she died in December, according to an autopsy report released Monday. In addition to the illegal drugs, Fisher was also taking Prozac, Abilify and Lamictal under prescription and had been taking oxycodone without a prescription. The report does state:
“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 had a history of bipolar disorder and a long history of drug use that she spoke and wrote openly about. She will be missed.
The full autopsy report is HERE.