Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system, says coroner

Among the factors that contributed to Fisher’s death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the coroner’s office said last week. Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report 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 other drugs found in her system had on her death. Battles with addiction, mental illness
Todd Fisher said Friday he was not surprised that drugs may have contributed to his sister’s death. The findings were based on toxicology screenings done on samples taken when the Star Wars actress arrived at a Los Angeles hospital. He said his sister’s heart condition was probably worsened by her smoking habit, as well as the medications she took. 23 flight on which she became ill. Coroner’s officials ruled Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors. “At this time the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case,” the report states. A news release issued Friday mentioned drugs were found in Fisher’s system, but it did not provide details. © The Associated Press, 2017 Fisher’s blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death,” the report states. A phone message left for Fisher’s brother, Todd, was not immediately returned. “If you want to know what killed her, it’s all of it,” he said. The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. It also states that while heroin is detectable in the system for a briefer period of time, investigators could not determine when Fisher took it or the ecstasy. Toxicology tests also found other opiates in Fisher’s system, including morphine, although the report states the morphine could have been a byproduct of heroin. It also found traces of heroin and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, but that they could not determine when Fisher had taken those drugs. She died four days later. Based on the available toxicological information, we cannot establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. “I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,” Todd Fisher said. “Ms. She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Fisher suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest on the airplane accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea. She said she smoked pot at 13, used LSD by 21 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 24. “I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs,” Todd Fisher said. Fisher long battled drug addiction and mental illness. 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. Full coroner’s report released
Monday’s full report contains a detailed explanation of the results, such as why investigators believe Fisher took cocaine at least three days before her flight.