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Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd addresses coroner's report that revealed actress had cocktail of drugs in her system

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Carrie Fisher 's daughter Billie Lourd has addressed the coroner's report that revealed her mum had had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year.

The Star Wars actress passed away aged 60 four days after she suffered cardiac arrest on a flight from Europe to Los Angeles.

Last week a coroner's report last week ruled that Carrie died of sleep apnea and a number of other factors - with both cocaine and opiates shown to be present in a urine sample.

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Responding to the news on Monday, Billie said in a statement: "My mum battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it."

She added to People: "She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.

"She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my mum, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles."

Billie finished: "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. Love you Momby."

Last week an examination by the Los Angeles County of Medical Examiner-Coroner ruled the silver screen icon had passed away due to sleep apnea and a number of other factors.

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On Friday the coroner also cited "multiple drug intake" and atherosclerotic heart disease in their report - though the drugs were not revealed till the findings were published in full on Monday.

"The manner of death has been ruled undetermined," said the release on Friday.

TMZ reports the L.A. County Coroner released its full autopsy, including toxicology, which revealed a shocking cocktail of drugs in her system.

The website states: "In addition to the cocaine and opiates found in a urine analysis, there was also a very little amount of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, and heroin [sic]."

The report from the Coroner goes on to say it's unclear how much of a role, if indeed any, the drugs played in her death.

Carrie had been enjoying a much-lauded promotional tour of Europe and the United Kingdom when she suffered a heart attack on December 23, during a flight from London To LAX.

The tragedy of Carrie's passing was only heightened when 24-hours after she passed away, her mother, Debbie Reynold, died after suffering a stroke.

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