A new report from the LA County Coroner has revealed that the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and ‘other causes’.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep, either for a few seconds or minutes.
As well as listing sleep apnea as a cause of death, the coroner's statement cited other factors, including heart disease and drug use – with ‘multiple drugs’ said to be found in the 60-year-old’s body.
A death certificate issued on January 9 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health had originally listed 'cardiac arrest/deferred' as the cause of death.
Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher spoke out saying he’s not surprised by the results.
'We're not enlightened. There's nothing about this that is enlightening,' he said.
'I would tell you, from my perspective that there's certainly no news that Carrie did drugs.'
'I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs,' he said.
He said his sister's heart condition was probably worsened by her smoking habit, as well as the medications she took.
'If you want to know what killed her, it's all of it,' he concluded.
Carrie had been on tour promoting her book The Princess Diarist when she was taken ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles on 23 December.
She never regained consciousness and died on 27 December at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre.
Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.