Carrie Fisher's brother memoir reveals how the star's drug habit once ended up endangering her daughter's life
Carrie's brother recounts in his memoir how one day, his sister high as a kite endangered her daughter's life by driving the child and her friends to the mall.
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher once put her daughter, Billie, in serious danger before she passed away due to an overdose of drugs in her system. Her brother, Todd Fisher recalls all that happened before his sister's death.
In his new memoir titled, 'My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie' Todd revealed that Carrie had battled with drug addiction all her life and once drove her daughter, Billie Lourd who is now 25-years-old while she was very high putting her child's life in danger as reported by RadarOnline.
"One day, high as a kite, she drove Billie and a few of Billie’s friends to a nearby mall for a good old over-the-top shopping fix," Todd recalled. However, Carrie's "closest allies" knew that the actress was not at all in the right state of mind and resorted to calling Billie's father, Bryan Lourd.
"They called Bryan and told him that Carrie was using heavily again and had even gotten behind the wheel with Billie in the car," Todd added. RadarOnline revealed a toxicology report that it obtained last year which showed that Carrie had relapsed on drugs and alcohol before her death.
Todd's memoir is about both his mother who passed away one day after Carrie's sudden death as well as his sister. He revealed that the family was very much aware that Carrie had issues with substance abuse and that the issues never really went away. "It was no secret among us that Carrie had never really stopped self-medicating," he shared.
The toxicology report confirmed that she had cocaine, methadone, ethanol, and opiates in her system when she died in December in the year 2016 at the age of 60. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds passed away a day later due to a stroke at the age of 84. The mother-daughter duo was buried at the same grave site in Burbank, California.
Debbie's bond with Carrie was very strong so much so that she "willed herself right off this planet" after Carrie died so that her daughter would not have to be alone. According to Todd, even in Debbie's final moments, she told him "I want to be with Carrie."
However, this does not mean that Debbie died of a broken heart. "Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth. Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone. That had been her driving force all of Carrie’s life, including having me so that Carrie wouldn’t be an only child, and it continued to be her driving force when Carrie left," Todd shared as reported by USA Today.
In a touching tribute towards the end of the book, Todd has credited Carrie's daughter, Billie for keeping her mother alive for as long as she did. "You’re the reason we had Carrie for so many extra innings," Todd concluded.