A lot of hearts broke when Carrie Fisher passed away in December last year. The rambunctious and spirited Star Wars legend had been an inspiration to many, and no one had expected the lively Hollywood actress, writer, and mental health activist to pass away right before finishing her work on the last sequel trilogy movie, Star Wars: Episode IX.
Now, Variety has just recently released Fisher's autopsy report revealing Fisher's actual cause of death. Though she had passed away from a heart attack the coroner's report reveal that the icon had actually passed away because of sleep apnea and other undetermined causes. Fisher had also been found with multiple substances found in her bloodstream during the time of her death.
However, while the Star Wars actress had been found with illegal drugs like methadone, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy, as well as prescription drugs like Prozac, Abilify and Lamictal in her system, the coroner could not confirm whether the substances had anything to do with the heart attack.
"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."
Billie Lourd also released a statement on People to clarify the coroner's findings, encouraging those with drug addiction and mental illness to open up about their struggles and seek help.
"My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. 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."
It certainly was a hard battle for Fisher, however she still remains the princess of Star Wars franchise. The last time fans get to see Fisher on the big screen is in The Last Jedi which hits cinemas on December 17, 2017.