Ledger’s Death Determined Accident

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It’s been two weeks since the untimely passing of Oscar nominated actor, Heath Ledger, who was found dead in his SoHo apartment on January 22.

After the autopsy was deemed inconclusive, family, friends and fans of Ledger have been awaiting the results of a toxicology examination.

New York City’s medical examiner determined today that Ledger’s death was due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

CNN reports:

“Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine,” the office said in a short statement.

“We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

My heart goes out to his family, especially Michelle and Matilda, during this heartbreaking time. He is dearly missed.

UPDATE:

Heath’s father, Kim Ledger has just released this statement upon receiving the news of the cause of his son’s death.

People reports:

Few can understand the hollow, wrenching, and enduring agony parents silently suffer when a child predeceases them. Today’s results put an end to speculation, but our son’s beautiful spirit and enduring memory will forever remain in our hearts.

While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.

To read the rest of Kim’s statement click here. As a forewarning, keep a box of tissues nearby.

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20 Responses

  1. i luv u Heath…:X:X:X:X

  2. heath ledger is a great actor RIP

  3. -x- REST IN PEACE -x-

  4. A brilliant performance in Dark Night… A very Untimely death… Awesome actor… Rest in Peace 😥

  5. Heath is SUCH a good actor, he is Awesome in the dark night,Rest in peace ,! 😦

  6. hey there is no body in the wolrd that could replace u in the dark knihgt rest in peace

  7. Grande attore, bel ragazzo e un gran potenziale… un vero peccato averti perso così presto…addios

  8. i love you xxxx

  9. I LOST MY HUSBAND TO AN ACCIDENTAL DRUG OVERDOSE 2* TO SLEEP APNEA. WE HAVE 6 KIDS. MY GOD BLESS THAT LITTLE GIRL.

  10. heath la interpretacion q as realizado en btman el caballero oscuro es incluso mejor a la relizada por jack nicolson.E s un papel magistral. Descansa en Paz

  11. Te amo Guasón
    Volve porfavorr

    EL NUNCA SE PUDO SUICIDAR EL AMABA LA VIDAAAAA !!!

    EXTRAÑO VERLO EN PANTALLA GRANDEEE

    YA VAN 5 VECES QE VEO LA PELIUCLA BATMAN

    I Miss You Guasón 😦

  12. Heath Ledger One of the best in all his movies.
    Left the world but still in my heart.
    May he REST IN PEACE.
    Condolence to his family.
    I know losing somebody of your family.
    LoVE N PeACe!!!

  13. I miss heath so much
    great man and actor.
    matilda will grow to find out great things about her father and will end up proud of all the hard work he has done over the years she was only young.
    R.I.P Heath.
    Hes in my heart and mind everyday.

  14. I love him so much !
    One of the best actors in the world !
    He is forever in my memory.
    Much love to his family from a french fan.

  15. You have to wonder what legacy he would have had if he died in 20 years….god bless you, Heath. and it makes me think first before doing drugs.

  16. Makes me wish you were still here, making movies and impressing me and my friends. RIP Heath.

  17. I wish that he didnt die he was the best actor in the world and i LOVE him
    I saw the movie after i figured out he died and almost cried

  18. Heath, I totally understand your acting but please go to heaven. Enjoy your rest in peace, yo Heath!

    :((!!

  19. OH MY GOD i cant believe he is dead:(
    he is soo amazing and an overdose is terrible.
    batman the dark night is amazing and this is horrible.
    but we all love himm <333

  20. awh you poor parents. i wish you all the best. i was one of his many vewiers and i loved him. his one movie called “10 things i hate about you” was amazing. that guy was amzaing good luck with all you have lost…..

    P.S. “the joker”, heath, was a great well done job you raised him well……

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