Veteran actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, methadone, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she died in December. According to Variety, Fisher's toxicology review found evidence of drugs, alcohol and opiates when she was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on December 23. The coroner's report listed sleep apnea as the primary cause of death, with drug intake as an additional factor. The report stated that Fisher's family objected to a full autopsy, and coroner's investigators had access to limited toxicology specimens.
The conclusions were based on toxicology results and an external examination of Fisher's body. Fisher died on December 27, four days after going into cardiac arrest on an airplane arriving at LAX from London. The report states that Fisher's assistant was on the plane with her. The assistant reported that she was awake and normal at the beginning of the flight, but had "multiple apneic episodes, which was her baseline" during the flight. In addition to the illegal drugs, Fisher was also taking Prozac, Abilify and Lamictal under prescription. She was also taking oxycodone without a prescription. The report also notes that Fisher had a history of bipolar disorder and a long history of drug use.
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