An autopsy report released Monday shows that Carrie Fisher had cocaine and other substances in her system when she suffered what is believed to have been a cardiac arrest on an airplane in December 2016. The newly released report claims Fisher possibly took cocaine three days before the flight, the Associated Press reported. Traces of heroin, other opiates, and ecstasy were also discovered.
Coroner's officials have not attributed any impact on Fisher's death four days after the flight incident to any of the substances named in the report. "Ms. Fisher suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest on the airplane accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea," the AP-obtained report said. "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."
Fisher, 60, died Dec. 27 from sleep apnea and "a combination of other factors," Los Angeles County coroner's officials announced Friday. The official cause of death has been listed as undetermined.
In addition to her celebrated status as a Star Wars icon and a critically acclaimed writer, Fisher was revered for her mental health advocacy. As news of Fisher's autopsy report spread online Monday, fans reminded salacious readers and editors alike that Fisher's legacy is so much bigger than any grabby headline would have you believe:
Fisher will appear in this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the last film she worked on prior to her death.