L.A. County Coroner: Carrie Fisher Had A ‘Slew Of Drugs’ In Her System

L.A. County Coroner: Carrie Fisher Had A ‘Slew Of Drugs’ In Her System

This is so sad.

Carrie Fisher passed away late last year, and we’re still learning about the sad circumstances surrounding her death. According to the L.A. County Coroner’s report, “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” contributed to her death.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office added Friday that atherosclerotic heart disease – fatty tissue in the walls of Fisher’s arteries – also contributed to her death, but the exact cause of her heart attack aboard a Los Angeles-bound airplane remains unclear.


Additionally, a medical examiner’s report – the result of an autopsy conducted three days after Fisher’s death – revealed signs of “multiple drug intake” around the time of her death, although which drugs specifically weren’t announced.

But now we know. Tests reveal that Fisher had cocaine, morphine, codeine and oxycodone in her system.

The L.A. County Coroner released its full autopsy, including toxicology, and it revealed the slew of drugs. In addition to the cocaine and opiates found in a urine analysis … there was also a very little amount of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, and heroin. The dose and time both drugs were taken could not be determined.

They still don’t know what role the drugs played in her death, but either way, it’s incredibly sad.


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