Actress Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other factors, revealed the Los Angelis County Coroner’s Office on Friday. The coroner added that Carrie Fisher suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease and drug use.
According to the press, the report stated Fisher has taken multiple drugs.
After the report was released, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd made an exclusive emotional statement.
“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.”
The actress, who will be most remembered for the role of princess Leia in the Star Wars saga, died at the end of last year after a heart attack while flying from London to LA. She died only a day after her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away.