Carrie Fisher passed away last December 27 at the age of 60, creating an outpouring of sadness at her passing.
Her mother, actor legend Debbie Reynolds died the following day of stroke, likely caused by the emotional trauma of her daughters’ death.
Now it turns out that Carrie had a variety of drugs in her system when she died while on an international flight from London to Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Medical Examiner, Cocaine, Heroin, and Ecstasy were found in her body during the autopsy performed after her death.
The tragedy of drugs was not only responsible for taking Carrie Fisher’s life but that of her mother as well.
According to The Daily Mail, Carrie Fisher had a long history of drug misuse as far back as the 1970’s. She revealed that during the filming of her signature role in the Star Wars movie, Empire Strikes Back, she was consuming cocaine during filming.
For those who do not consume drugs, it is hard to understand why someone with what appears to be such a good life would throw it away for drugs but is a tragic story that is played out daily in many families across the U.S.
One way to combat the drug epidemic is to cut off the sources of supply, much of which flows across our open border with Mexico. Yet another argument for building a wall as the President has proposed.