Carrie Fisher suffers a heart attack
Honoree Carrie Fisher poses at the Oscar Wilde Awards at director J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California February 19, 2015.Reuters

Carrie Fisher, the actress popularly known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars film series, reportedly died from sleep apnea and several other factors, according to the findings released by coroner's officials on Friday, June 16.

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person's breathing pauses during sleep. The pauses may be brief or last several minutes

In a press release, the investigators from Los Angeles County stated that buildup of fatty tissues was found in the walls of the late actress' arteries. Coroner's officials even stated that signs of multiple drugs were also shown in her body.

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Cast member Carrie Fisher poses at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015.Reuters

However, the investigators could not determine whether the drugs or fatty issues contributed to the demise of Carrie. "Her manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the agency said, Associate Press.

Billie Lourd
Billie Catherine Lourd released an emotional statement about her mother Carrie Fisher's death.Reuters

Responding to the statement, the late actress; daughter Billie Catherine Lourd released an emotional statement, in which she revealed that her mother battling with drug addiction and mental illness. According to her, the cause of her death was drug addiction.

"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," Billie told People Magazine.

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Carrie Fisher (before and after)Twitter/ Carrie Fisher

The actress also revealed that she wants to encourage people to open up about their struggles and take timely medications for it instead of hiding it.

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

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

The late actress died on December 23 after suffering from a medical emergency on an international flight and initial report claimed that the cause of her death was a cardiac arrest.