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Carrie Fisher died from ‘sleep apnoea and other causes’

Carrie Fisher
The coroner also cited heart disease and drug use as factors in Carrie Fisher’s death

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.

In a statement released to People magazine after the coroner’s ruling, Fisher’s daughter Lourd said: “My mom battled drug…