Carrie Fisher fans react, her family calls for understanding after autopsy report

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 5:06 PM

Executive don’t know when she'd taken those drugs or what portion they might've played in her death.

Carrie Fisher fans react, her family calls for understanding after autopsy report

Fans reacted strongly to the news Monday that a toxicology review found a cocktail of cocaine, methadone, ecstasy, opiates and alcohol in Carrie Fisher’s system when she fell ill in late December.

Executive don’t know when she'd taken those drugs or what portion they might've played in her death.

On social media, some fans said they didn’t wish or necessity to know the specifics of her death and were mad the information was made public.

The 60-year-old “Star Wars” star went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to LA on Dec. twenty-three and was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital.

She died four days later. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died one day later.

“The exposure to cocaine took space sometime approximately in the last seventy-two hours of the sample that was obtained,” , released Monday.

The report also stated that Fisher had a “remote exposure to MDMA,” commonly known as ecstasy.

“Based on the available toxicological information, we cannot set up the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. Fisher’s blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death,” the report said.

The LA County coroner’s office said on Friday that and a combination of other factors but couldn't pinpoint an exact cause. Her manner of death will be listed as undetermined.

Fisher wasn't noiseless about her substance abuse, for years speaking openly and writing about it.

“The only lesson for me, or anybody, is that you've to obtain help. I’m not embarrassed,” she told People in 2013.

Fisher also spoke of her battle with bipolar disorder. On Monday some fans said they were grateful she'd been so public about her private struggles. Others took to Twitter to declare they didn’t wish to know every latest detail about Fisher’s death.

Fisher’s only child, Billie Lourd, addressed the coroner’s initial findings, released Friday, in a statement to magazine.

“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her all life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases,” she said.

“She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d wish 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. Like you Momby.”

Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, said Friday the family didn't wish a coroner’s investigation into his sister’s death.

“We’re not enlightened,” he said after the initial findings were released. “There’s nothing about this that's enlightening. I'd tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly number news that Carrie did drugs.”

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