The cause of death of “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher is now officially attributed to “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday released a short summary of its findings, ruling the cause of death of the Hollywood royalty celebrity as “undetermined.”
Officials decided not to give further details on their findings, but claimed in the released statement the other conditions that lead to Fisher’s death which includes atherosclerotic heart disease and drug use. It also indicated: “How Injury Occurred: Multiple drug intake, significance not ascertained.”
Unlike the officials, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, was more open about the role drugs played in her mother’s death. She said to People magazine in a statement released also on Friday: “My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposely open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.”
The Los Angeles coroner listed in January the cause of Fisher’s death as cardiac arrest. Fisher, 60, fell ill during her 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles International Airport and was taken to the hospital upon landing. She died in the hospital days later on December 27.
Fisher was the daughter of Hollywood couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She has also written several books including her autobiography and one that tackled her relationship with her Hollywood royalty mother.
Reynolds had a fatal stroke on December 28, shortly after her daughter’s death. Mother and daughter were buried together.