Cocaine, Traces of Heroin in Carrie Fisher's System

Actress' toxicology report was released Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Carrie Fisher Did Cocaine Within 3 Days of Falling Ill
Carrie Fisher at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles.   (Chris Pizzello)

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. The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later. 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, reports the AP.

People obtained a copy of the report from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and quotes it as saying, "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." The findings were based on toxicology screenings done on samples taken 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. (More Carrie Fisher stories.)

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