The Princess has left her many fans in tears. Carrie Fisher was only 60 years old when she fell ill on a flight from London to LA. She suffered from sleep apnea, drug addiction and bipolar disorder. They all attributed to her undoing. She had a heart condition on top of all that and it literally killed her. She was best known for her role in the ‘Star War’ movies.
Carrie Fisher was very open with the public about her life and struggles with drugs. She was never embarrassed to say that drugs were the demon that had a grip on her. But to be bipolar and then for her to mix so many drugs into her system was a very unwise decision. But we can’t judge her unless we’ve walked in her world, we will never know why she chose that sad path in her life.
Mental illness by itself is a nightmare to live with. Depression, anxiety and bipolar disease render you helpless and hopeless. How Carrie was able to function as well as she did with bipolar disorder is pretty impressive. But she did not make it easier for herself by relying on the heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and numerous other drugs she was ingesting. I’m actually surprised she lived as long as she did. She started doing marijuana at 13!
She tried to go clean, but in the end her will power just faded away and drugs commanded her life. She was very blessed to have the unconditional support she got from her beloved mom, Debbie Reynolds and her family. Here is a touching statement from her daughter.
“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.
“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.”
“Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist,” Lourd wrote on Instagram Jan. 2, her first time commenting on their deaths. “There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.”
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Fisher’s death was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.
The coroner also said Fisher suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease and “drug use,” but no specifics were given at the time. The final report stated the cause of death was “undetermined”.
The saddest of all, is that Carrie took her mother with her. Debbie Reynolds passed away the very next day due to the extreme stress she felt for the loss of her baby girl. They were both great women. I grew up watching Debbie in all her movies. I loved her like my grand-kids loved Carrie Fisher, better known to her fans as Princess Leia.
The stigma of mental disease is in part to blame for the sad circumstances of Carrie’s and so many others who live in silence with disorders of the mind. They become desperate and those who can’t cope or handle the daily nightmare of feeling insane choose what they deem to be the next best solution – Illegal drugs! This is so sad and tragic. May Carrie and Debbie Rest In Peace in each other’s eternal life.
Written by Susie
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