The Los Angeles Medical Examiners Office has officially declared that Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other contributing causes. In other words, a big steaming plate of hot nothing. The full autopsy report is set to release Monday, but “The manner of death has been ruled undetermined” is the official word from the coroner’s statement.
Billy Lourd, Fisher’s daughter, released an emotional statement, referring to mental health issues and drug addiction:
“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.”
Carrie died December 27th, 2016, several days after experiencing a heart attack after boarding a flight from London to Los Angeles and 3 days before the passing of her mother, Debbie Reynolds .