Carrie Fisher had multiple drugs in system prior to death
Jun 19, 2017 by Ian Evans
The Los Angeles County coroner released a report today that showed that actress Carrie Fisher had a cocktail of drugs in her system at the time of her death on December 27th. She had suffered a cardiac arrest on an LA-bound flight on December 23rd.
The toxicology report found cocaine, MDMA (best known as ecstasy), methadone, opiates and alcohol. The coroner also noted that the tests “suggests there was an exposure to heroin, but that the dose and time of exposure cannot be pinpointed. Therefore we cannot establish the significance of heroin regarding the cause of death in this case.”
Fisher’s family was given the results prior to its public release today. On Friday, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd told People in a statement that “My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.”