Carrie Fisher's brother Todd reacts to actress' autopsy: 'It's no news that Carrie did drugs'


Todd Fisher does not believe that the results of his sister Carrie Fisher's autopsy should negatively affect her legacy.

On Monday, the L.A. County Coroner released its full autopsy, which showed that cocaine was among the drugs in the actress' system when she died in December at age 60. However, investigators could not determine what impact the drugs in her system may have had on her death.

"I would tell you, from my perspective that there's certainly no news that Carrie did drugs," Todd told ET after the autopsy results were revealed. "If you want to know what killed her, it's all of it."

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"Without her drugs, maybe she would have left long ago," he added. "I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs."

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(Original Caption) Debbie Reynolds-Eddie Fisher with daughter Carrie Frances born October 21, 1956' (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Hollywood: Eddie Fisher holds his two children, Todd 1, and Carrie, 2, (R), while shopping for toys just before his departure for Las Vegas and a possible rendezvous with actress Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher has not been photographed with the children born to his ex-wife, Debbie Reynolds, since September 1958.
12th February 1972: American actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Dove/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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American actress Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope written, directed and produced by Georges Lucas. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Star Wars trilogy costars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Peter Weller and Carrie Fisher during Giorgio Armani Fashion Show - September 19, 1980 at RCA Promenade in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Fifth Ave outside The Plaza hotel. They were in town for the movie 'Star Wars.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher -- Carrie Fisher played photographer last night at xenon. For most of this year she played Princess Lea (check Sp) in revenge of the Jedi, The final movie in the star wars Triogy. She was quiet about the out Come of the movie, June 03, 1982. (Photo by Vernon Shibla/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher at the Paul Simon's Central Park West Apartment in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: American actress, novelist and screenwriter Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait on August 28,1987 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Carrie Fisher is on hand at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala tribute to Mike Nichols. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher during 'Stateside' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at The Crest Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: Carrie Fisher book signing in Santa Monica, United States on January 20, 2005 - Carrie Fisher and her book 'The Best Awful' at the Barnes & Nobel bookstore, California. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: (L-R) Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford speak onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher pose at the dinner during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Actress Carrie Fisher poses during a dress rehearsal of her play 'Wishful Drinking,' at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
Century City, CA. Actress & author Carrie Fisher will be one of the judges on Fox's reality competition 'On the Lot' which sought submissions from aspiring filmmakers, selecting 50 to appear on the show. These semiÂfinalists will discover the magic of moviemaking when they are brought to Los Angeles to visit a realÂlife film set for the first time and must endure a rigorous Hollywood Boot Camp, says the Fox website. Carrie Fisher, one of the judges talks about the movie biz, and, perhaps, the show for a sunday Q&A at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: American Actress, Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait during her 'Wishful Drinking' tour at the Sydney Observatory Hotel on October 11, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the premiere of HBO's documentary 'Wishful Drinking' at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the 4th Annual Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Actress and author Carrie Fisher with daughter Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carrie Fisher appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Charles Sykes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill attend the Midnight Mission Golden Heart awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on September 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Actress Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Bright Lights' screening at Alice Tully Hall on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/FilmMagic)
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Todd also came to the defense of the doctors that prescribed his sister medication, telling ET, "They were doing their best to cure a mental disorder. Can you really blame them?"

The report also showed that Carrie may have taken cocaine approximately 72 hours before her flight on Dec. 23. In addition, traces of heroin and MDMA -- also known as ecstasy -- were present in her system, but investigators could not determine when she had taken those drugs.

Carrie's brother went on to praise the Star Wars actress' fans for their dedication and kind comments following the release of the autopsy report. "We are touched by the outpouring and overwhelming support from her fans," he said. "The few negative comments are crushed by them, they come to her defense and allow us to rest."

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The actress' sister, Joely Fisher, also shared a statement with The Insider regarding the findings in Carrie's autopsy report. "She spent a lifetime well documenting her dance with demons. It's a shame we can't hear her own words regaling us with this final kick line," Joely noted. "Do not let this change the way you feel about my brilliant sister. She was a lot of things to a lot of people, but never a liar. She lived hard, let her rest. She is a hero for all those suffering from mental illness and drug addiction and once again she is controlling the narrative brilliantly."

Prior to the release of the autopsy report, the Medical Examiner's office concluded on Friday that Carrie died of sleep apnea and other undetermined factors. They also determined that atherosclerotic heart disease and drug use contributed to her death.

In addition to her siblings, Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement to ET in regard to the Medical Examiner's findings. "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it," the 24-year-old actress said. "She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases."

Reporting by Bryant Huddleston and Tracie De La Rosa.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the World Premiere of ÂStar Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actresses Carrie Fisher, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Billie Lourd arrives at the US-Ireland Alliance Pre-Academy Awards Honors event at Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Billie Lourd attends the 2015 FOX programming presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Billie Lourd attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actresses Carrie Fisher, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Actress Billie Lourd, cinematographer Todd Fisher and actress Carrie Fisher attend the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Dolby Theatre on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Carrie Fisher and daughter Billie Catherine Lourd attend the World Premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' at Odeon Leicester Square on June 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Carrie Fisher (C) and daughter Billie Catherine Lourd attend the World Premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' at Odeon Leicester Square on June 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Todd Fisher, actress Debbie Reynolds, recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, actresses Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd 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 Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 07: Actress and writer Carrie Fisher (R) and her daughter Billie Lourd arrive at The Paley Center For Media & TCM Present Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood Memorabilia Exhibit Reception on June 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Billie Lourd and mother Carrie Fisher attend Paley Center & TCM present Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood memorabilia exhibit reception at The Paley Center for Media on June 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd attend 'Snow Day' Premiere on January 29, 2000 at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 3: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd and Debbie Reynolds attend Radio City Christmas Opening on December 3, 1999 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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