The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has issued a statement on the December 27, 2016 death of Carrie Fisher, ruling that the reason for loss of life is undetermined, however that a lot of elements—together with sleep apnea, atherosclerotic coronary heart illness, and drug use—had been concerned.
Fisher’s daughter, actress Billie Lourd, issued a statement to People tonight, discussing the affect of medicine and psychological sickness on her mom’s life:
My mother battled drug dependancy and psychological sickness her total life. She in the end died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work in regards to the social stigmas surrounding these illnesses. She talked in regards to the disgrace that torments individuals and their households confronted by these illnesses. I do know my Mother, she’d need her loss of life to encourage individuals to be open about their struggles. Search assist, combat for presidency funding for psychological well being packages. Disgrace and people social stigmas are the enemies of progress to options and in the end a treatment. Love you Momby.
As famous by her brother, Todd, Fisher wrote extensively about her drug use over time. Writing in her blisteringly honest (and hilarious) semi-autobiographical novel, Postcards From The Edge, Fisher as soon as described the assorted “sorts” of individuals encountered throughout a stint at rehab:
The cocaine individuals sleep on a regular basis as a result of by the point they get right here, they haven’t slept in weeks. We opiates have been sleeping quite a bit, so now we roam the halls at night time, twitching by way of our withdrawals. I believe there needs to be ball groups: The Opiates vs. the Amphetamines. The Opiates scratch and do hand alerts and nod out, and the Amphetamines run across the bases and scream. There aren’t any guidelines to this recreation, however there are many gamers.
Fisher was 60 on the time of her loss of life. Her ashes had been laid to relaxation in a personal ceremony in January.
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