Carrie Fisher: Coroner determines actress died from sleep apnea, 'other factors'

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Carrie Fisher's death was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office revealed on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Fisher, 60, went into cardiac arrest while on a flight to London to Los Angeles on December 23. The Princess Leia actress collapsed on a plane and was hospitalized in critical condition; her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds died a day later, before Fisher finally passed away in the hospital three days later.

Fisher also had atherosclerotic heart disease and had used drugs, the statement said, but noted the significance of these factors in relation to her demise had not been ascertained.

The agency did not immediately respond to a request for additional details about whether a full autopsy report and toxicology results were available. The statement said "the manner of death has been ruled undetermined". She ultimately died of it. He said his family had not wanted the coroner's office to investigate his sister's death.

"I would tell you, from my perspective that there's certainly no news that Carrie did drugs".

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Fisher, who had written and spoken openly about her struggles in the movie business, was considered Hollywood royalty.

"My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life". "They contained me", she said. At 13, she smoked pot.

Carrie Fisher made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit "Shampoo".

Fisher, who rose to stardom as Princess Leia in "Star Wars", had published an autobiography titled "The Princess Diarist", her eighth book. She also appeared in "Austin Powers", "The Blues Brothers", "Charlie's Angels", "Hannah and Her Sisters", "Scream 3" and "When Harry Met Sally".

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