Carrie Fisher; Billie Lourd

Carrie Fisher; Billie Lourd (Credit: Getty/Jason Merritt)

Following an autopsy report that revealed the presence of illicit drugs in Carrie Fisher’s system at the time of her December 2016 death, the “Star Wars” actress’ daughter Billie Lourd has released a touching statement to People magazine.

“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life,” wrote Lorde. “She ultimately died of it.”

Lorde, who has been vocal about her mother’s struggle with mental illness and drug addiction in the past, went on to say:

She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases. She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby.

The autopsy report released Monday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed that Fisher may have used cocaine three days before her initial cardiac episode on while on a flight from London to her home of Los Angeles …read more

Source:: Salon – Entertainment

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