With news coming Monday that Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and other drugs in her system when she suffered a heart attack on a Los Angeles-bound flight plane last December, questions will no doubt resurface that the “Star Wars” actress suffered a drug relapse sometime before her death.
A full autopsy, along with results of toxicology tests, were released Monday by the Los Angeles County Coroner, the Associated Press reported. The autopsy shows that Fisher had traces of drugs in her system — including the prescription opiate oxycodone, as well as codeine and MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.
But investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs had on her death, the Associated Press reported. The autopsy stated that the 60-year-old actress may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight from London on which she became ill. She died four days later.
Coroner’s officials ruled that Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors.
“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 autopsy concluded.
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Source:: East Bay – Entertainment