Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry

17 June, 2017, 11:27 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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The actress thanked fans for their support.

Now, the LA County Examiner's Office has revealed that the cause of her death was sleep apnea, fatty tissue buildup in her arteries and past drug use.

In the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", also known as "Episode VII" of the franchise, she appeared again as Leia, who by then had become an astute military general.

The autopsy report will be released on Monday.

Characters from Star Wars join writer and director George Lucas (center) and actors Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill at the world premiere of Star Wars Special Edition, in 1997.

Fisher, 60, suffered a medical emergency on an global flight on December 23.

Her mother, Golden Age movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day after suffering a stroke.

"We're not enlightened", Todd told the Associated Press.

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Born in Beverly Hills, Carrie Fisher got her show business start at age 12 in her mother's Las Vegas nightclub act.

Under "how injury occurred", the report noted the intake of multiple drugs, the significance of which remained unclear, it said.

"My mum battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life".

She said she smoked marijuana at 13, used LSD by 21 and was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder at 24. "She was treated with electroconvulsive therapy and medication". Fisher's death previous year sparked an outpouring of grief and emotion around the globe from fans and friends alike, all of whom remembered her as a fierce and passionate woman, savagely amusing and incredibly intelligent; a person who was totally unafraid of being vulnerable in the public sphere.

He said his sister's heart condition was probably worsened by her smoking habit, as well as the medications she took.

"If you want to know what killed her, it's all of it".

Fisher said it was hard to blame doctors who treated his sister because they were trying to help her. Todd addressed this as well and shared that the doctors are not to be blamed as they did their best. Can you really blame them?' he said.

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