Debbie Reynolds

The cause of the death of Star Wars Carrie Fisher has now been released. Carrie Fisher died on a flight from Los Angeles to London, where she was filming a British sitcom, Catsatrophe.

According to the coroner, her cause of death was triggered by sleep apnoea and various "other factors". The Los Angeles medical examiner coroner said that she died due to "multiple drug intake".


Carrie cause of death of initially ruled as "undetermined", but it was noted that she has atherosclerotic heart disease - a condition where the heart's arteries harden and narrow.

Billie Lourd, Carrie's daughter, also released a statement confirming that her mother's death was due to drug addiction and mental illness.

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.

Carrie's mother, Debbie Reynolds died a day after her, and both were laid to rest together in a cemetry in Hollywood hills.


2016 has taken away a lot of Hollywood celebrities, and just days before the year wraps up, the year who had taken a famous musician, Prince, decided to take with it, Princess Leia of Star Wars too.

The Star War actress, Carrie Fisher,  suffered a massive heart attack on board on a flight from London to LAX, 15 minutes before landing. A passenger on the flight, who is also an EMT performed CPR on the actress, and she was transferred to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in the intensive care unit until her death.


She died at 60.


A day after Carrie Fisher's death, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84, died on Wednesday as a result of a stroke. She was rushed to a hospital around 1pm when someone at the Beverly Hill home of her son, Todd, called 911 on what seems like a stroke.

Todd and Debbie was making burial plans for Carrie's burial before the stroke.

Debbie singing "Would You? - Singin' in the Rain"