Carrie Fisher, who gained iconic film status as Princess Leia in the early “Star Wars” movies, suffered long afterward with drug problems which she could never kick. An autopsy report released today showed she had heroin, cocaine and ecstasy in her system the day she died. Fisher died suddenly last year (Dec. 27) after suffering cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Carrie Fisher’s sudden and unexpected death of a heart attack was quickly followed by the death of her mother Debbie Reynolds. Did the grief over her daughter’s passing trigger what’s known as the “broken heart” syndrome? Medical experts are mixed in their opinions.
Carrie Fisher, immortalized in film as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, is facing a grim prognosis after a severe heart attack that left her without a pulse for as long as 15 minutes. In such cases, brain damage is almost unavoidable and likely fatal, according to medical sources. Fisher, 60, suffered the attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She traveling home for Christmas after promoting her new memoir, “The Princess Diarist” in Europe.