Celebrity News :According to the autopsy, Princess Leia’s interpreter died of sleep apnea and other causes that aggravated her state of health after suffering a heart attack.
Almost six months after Carrie Fisher’s death, the causes that led to her death in late December last year were revealed. According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, the Star Wars actress died of sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, days after having suffered a heart attack on a flight.
The Los Angeles Times reported that forensics had pointed to drug use and heart disease as possible additional causes of the death of the 60-year-old actress. Coinciding with the spread of these revelations about the singer’s death, her daughter Billie Lourd (“Scream Queens”) today sent a statement to People magazine about the circumstances surrounding the death of Princess Leia’s interpreter.
” 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 said.
Known worldwide for her role as Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, Fisher died on Dec. 27 in Los Angeles after suffering days before a heart attack during a flight.
Born in 1956, at age 17, Fisher enrolled at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London, where he began his acting studies. Two years later she made her Hollywood debut in the comedy ‘Shampoo’.
In 1977, she was part of the cast of the film ‘Star Wars’ and continued her professional career in films such as ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Hannah and her Sisters’.
Fisher participated in the seventh film in the saga ‘Star Wars’ (2013) and was nominated for the Saturn Award for the best supporting actress.