Did Carrie relapse before death?

Actress Carrie Fisher has died in hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight to LA last week.

Carrie Fisher’s death has left a massive hole in the Star Wars cast. Picture:

NEW reports suggest that Carrie Fisher may have had a drug relapse a month before she died of a heart attack.

Sources told RadarOnline that the Star Wars actress was high at Thanksgiving in November.

“Carrie had relapsed around Thanksgiving,” the source said. “I saw her myself high as a kite once, not that long ago.

“Some of her friends I talked to doubted she was ever totally clean and sober because she got doctor’s prescriptions to treat her bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety,” the source said.

“Ironically, she said to me, ‘You’re too old to get high anymore, dear.’ I replied, ‘You, too, dear’.”

Fisher shared three photos on Thanksgiving, which show her posing on a bed with her beloved dog, Gary, as two bottles that appear to be beer nearby.


It came as news sites around the world rehashed the hilarious moment Fisher took aim at Star Wars creator George Lucas during a riotous speech at an AFI ceremony in 2005.

Fisher has never shied from sharing her love-hate relationship with Lucas, critiquing everything from Princess Leia’s hair to her weak character development.

But the brilliant actress – who had an incredibly sharp wit – stole the show with her speech after The American Film Institute awarded the Life Achievement Award to Lucas.

In just over four minutes, Fisher flays Lucas as equally as she honours him.

“Hi, I’m Mrs. Han Solo and I’m an alcoholic,” Fisher begins.

“I’m an alcoholic because George Lucas ruined my life.” She goes on to call Lucas a sadist, but adds that “like any abused child wearing a metal bikini, chained to a giant slug about to die, I keep coming back for more.”

In a delicate balance, Fisher praises Lucas’ incredibe work while also calling him out on his failings, and the sexism of Hollywood.

She points to “Queen Amadillo, or whatever her name is” in the prequel series, who changed hairstyles and outfits “practically every time she walks through a door.”

“I bet she even got to wear a bra, even though you told me I couldn’t, because there was no underwear in space!” Fisher shouts, referencing a story told in her autobiography Wishful Drinking.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)Source:Getty Images


Fisher passed away on Tuesday morning local time in Los Angeles after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London.

Her co-star in the Star Wars films, Harrison Ford, said: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” in a statement to TheWrap.

“She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”

Fisher recently revealed she and Ford had an affair while filming Star Wars together.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has issued a comment through one of Abrams’ signature handwritten tweets on the Twitter account of his production company, Bad Robot.

“You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power,” Abrams wrote. “She was just as brilliant, beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine. What an unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all.”

Daisy Ridley, who starred opposite her as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens also said: “Devastated at this monumental loss. “How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”

The star’s devastated mother, Singin’ In The Rain actress Debbie Reynolds, shared her grief in a moving Facebook post.

“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” 84-year-old Reynolds wrote.

“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”

Ex-husband Paul Simon, who wrote songs like She Moves On about Fisher, broke his silence to pay tribute to her on Twitter.

“Yesterday was a horrible day. Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It’s too soon,” he wrote on Twitter.

Half-sister Joely Fisher, the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens, said the loss was “unfathomable.”

Before Fisher boarded the US-bound plane on Friday, she was filming episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe in London.

When the plane landed, she was rushed from Los Angeles International Airport to UCLA Medical Centre.

According to TMZ, sources said Fisher never improved from the time she was rushed to hospital.

Carrie Fisher posing with a storm trooper at the European Premiere of 
<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens. </i>Picture: AFP

Carrie Fisher posing with a storm trooper at the European Premiere of
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Picture: AFP

The celebrity new website reports she was unresponsive from the time she suffered the massive heart attack on the United Airlines flight to the time she died. When reports surfaced she was in “stable” condition the reality was her condition did not improve.

The 911 call for Fisher was recently released publicly. It revealed how paramedics first found out about Fisher’s heart attack on the plane.

The phone operator and paramedics can be heard trying to co-ordinate help for the Star Wars actress, who has been “unresponsive” for some time.

In a new audio recording, the pilot of the plane carrying Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher speaks with air traffic control about her medical emergency as the aircraft approaches Los Angeles for landing.

Fisher was still about 15 minutes away from her destination when she went into cardiac arrest, the audio reveals that there were some “passenger nurses assisting the passenger.” They were able to do CPR at the time.

At first, she appeared to be rallying with her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, tweeting only yesterday that she was in a stable condition.

Her death comes just two days after singer George Michael’s passing, also from a suspected heart attack.


In her writing and in public, Fisher was open about her battles with drugs and mental health issues. Her outspokenness about addiction earned her a lifetime achievement award from Harvard College in 2016 for cultural humanitarianism.

After her parents divorced when she was two, Fisher was estranged from her father for decades until she became his caretaker prior to his death in 2010.

Fisher got her start in the family business at age 15, when she appeared alongside Reynolds in the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene.

But it was 1977’s Star Wars, later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope that brought Fisher international recognition.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, starring Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Picture: AP

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, starring Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Picture: APSource:News Corp Australia

Cloaked in white with her hair parted and tucked into two spiral side twists, the now-legendary character Princess Leia first appeared in the film as the fearless leader of the planet Alderaan, agent of the Rebel Alliance and member of the Imperial Senate.

The film earned six Oscars and launched a franchise of epic proportions. Two sequels followed A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983 — to form what is now known as the original trilogy.


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