The death of Carrie Fisher was a shock to the entire Star Wars galaxy, one that many of us have yet to really come to terms with. The LA Coroner have concluded their work on her case, stating that sleep apnoea was a factor in her passing.
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnoea and “other factors”, the Los Angeles County coroner says.
Her death certificate said in January that the 60-year-old, best known for her role as Princess Leia, had suffered a cardiac arrest.
But in a statement the LA coroner said the exact cause was unknown.
Sleep apnoea is a common condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep, either for a few seconds or minutes.
As well as listing sleep apnoea as a cause of death, the coroner’s statement cited other factors, including heart disease and drug use.
Her manner of death would be listed as undetermined, it said.