The Los Angeles County Department of Medical-Examiner Coroner said in a statement that actress and author Carrie Fisher died of other “undetermined factors.”
The coroner did not conclusively determine a single cause of death for Fisher. The report notes that she had sleep apnea, as well as hardening of her arteries but also that she had taken multiple drugs. Investigators couldn’t determine if they ultimately contributed to her death. The full autopsy report and toxicology screening are not yet released. The coroner’s statement said,
“The manner of death has been ruled undetermined.“
Fisher was on prescription medication for bipolar disorder. She became an advocate for mental health and told USA Today in 2002,
“There is treatment and a variety of medications that can alleviate your symptoms if you are manic depressive or depressive. You can lead a normal life, whatever that is.“
Fisher died on December 27 after going into cardiac arrest on a flight to from London to L.A.. Her distraught mother, actor Debbie Reynolds, died the next day.
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