Carrie Fisher’s autopsy completed and body released as family prepares for joint funeral


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An autopsy has been carried out for Carrie Fisher following her tragic death earlier this week, it has been confirmed.

The official cause of death and any additional results from the examination have not been released.

E! News has confirmed that Carrie’s autopsy had been on hold because of the “family’s loss for two”, but was completed on Friday.

The Star Wars actress’ body has now been released from the Los Angeles Coroner’s office this afternoon to “a mortuary of the family’s choosing.”

Brian Elias, chief of operations at the coroner’s office, said an "examination" of her body had been completed.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be buried together (Photo: Rex Features) Carrie Fisher (L), Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd (Photo: FilmMagic)

Mr Fisher said he was pleased his sister’s body had been released to the family, adding: "My mother and my sister are together right now."

He announced Reynolds’ death on Wednesday as he revealed her last words were about her late daughter.

"She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie’," he said. "And then she was gone."

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral and be buried together, their family has confirmed.

Actress Debbie Reynolds (C) and son, filmmaker Todd Fisher, and daughter, screenwriter Carrie Fisher Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynold’s son and Carrie Fisher’s brother, visits Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Los Angeles, California

Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher said his mother and sister would be laid to rest at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the burial site for a number of celebrities including Bette Davis, Stan Laurel and Liberace.

A date for the funeral has not been set but it will be a private ceremony, while a public memorial is also being considered, Mr Fisher said.

Singin’ In The Rain star Reynolds, 84, died from a suspected stroke on Wednesday, just a day after the death of her 60-year-old daughter.

Fisher, who shot to fame as Princess Leia in Star Wars, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23.

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