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Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher apparently also died of sleep apnea


Half a year after the death of "Star Wars" actress: Carrie Fisher suffered from sleep apnea
Six months ago, the well-known "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher died. As the coroner announced, the American suffered from sleep apnea, among other things. However, they were unable to determine a specific cause of death.

No specific cause of death in the death certificate
The American actress Carrie Fisher, who is known as Princess Leia from most of the "Star Wars" films, has died of sleep apnea, among other things. This was announced by the Los Angeles coroner's office, which had investigated the death of late December, the AFP news agency reports. According to the information, the death certificate does not specify a specific cause of death, since the 60-year-old had, among other things, a heart disease and is said to have taken drugs.

Breathing interruptions during sleep
The actress was taken to a hospital as an emergency patient after a transatlantic flight, where she died four days later.

Cardiac arrest was initially given as the cause of death. As Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd told People magazine, her mother had spent her entire life fighting her drug addiction and mental health problems, including bipolar disorder.

With sleep apnea, breathing interruptions occur again and again during sleep. Health experts say that around two percent of women and four percent of men between the ages of 30 and 60 are affected.

Due to the lack of oxygen, there is an increased risk of high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke.

Her mother died a day later
The problem is that those affected often do not notice the dropouts and simply continue to sleep.

Indications of the nightly problems can include headache and a dry throat after getting up as well as daytime sleepiness.

Particularly dramatic: The death of the popular actress was just a day ago when her 84-year-old mother Debbie Reynolds succumbed to a stroke. (ad)

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Video: Autopsy shows Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher had heroin and cocaine in her system (January 2022).