It turns out that the fan favorite, Carry Fisher, had a variety of drugs found in her system. Though the actress died months ago, the toxicology results have just been released.
A few days after she died, her PR team told the world that her death was caused by sleep apnea and ‘a combination of other factors.’ Now, they’re changing their story.
Fisher was found with cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin in her system. She was also taking Abilify, Prozac and Lamictol, which were all prescribed, and oxycodone, which was not.
Doctors believe that the cocaine was taken a week before her death, when the actress had a vomiting attack on a flight to LA.
The Daily Mail reports:
A report from the medical examiner noted that it is unclear what role the drugs may have played in Fisher’s death, and that they may have played no role whatsoever in the end.
The cocaine may have been taken just one week before Fisher passed away on December 27, four days after suffering a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
The autopsy could not determine however how recently the heroin, ecstasy and various opiates found in Fisher’s system were taken by the actress before her death.
It was also revealed in the autopsy that Fisher suffered a heart attack on the flight after she began vomiting in her sleep and immediately became unresponsive, at which point a medical crew was notified and rushed to the airport to meet the plane.
Her personal assistant was with her at the time and said that Fisher had been awake at the beginning of the flight, but attempts to wake the actress before the plane landed were no successful.
She then suddenly vomited ‘profusely’ and ‘slumped over’ in her seat.
Fisher was in cardiac arrest with CPR being performed when paramedics arrived in the scene, and there was absolutely no motor or verbal response from the actress, whose eyes remained fully closed.
She received the lowest possible Glasgow Coma Score, which indicated a state of deep unconsciousness.
Paramedics on the scene administered sodium bicarbonate to Fisher, likely to help with her acidosis, and gave her a shot of epinephrine.
Fisher died after going into cardiac arrest for a second time, four days after she was admitted to the hospital.
The report notes the incident happened at 7:21am and that efforts to revive her ended at 8:55am on December 27, at which point she was officially declared dead.