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Heath Had Substance Abuse Problem

1/22/2008 7:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Heath Ledger had a substance abuse problem. A Ledger confidante tells us he had been clean for a year.

Contrary to several published reports, we're told Ledger had not been in rehab.

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46.

Stef    

I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news all my prayers will go to his daughter and family!

2431 days ago
47.

joey - I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!!!    

Pay attention Britney, it really can happen even to you!

2431 days ago
48.

Megan    

:( lies

2431 days ago
49.

brittany    

he was a wonderful actor..may he rest in peace.

2431 days ago
50.

Nikki    

Ok really you should just all back off...making up all these stories about the Olsen twin, then saying that he had a drug problem, come on Heath has always kept to himself and just because they alledge it was a substance abuse you automatically assume he had a problem. Let the man be, he's dead, can't you guys leave him alone already. This is ridiculous all the lies the media can come up with. "/

2431 days ago
51.

Old Uncle PJ    

Muhahahahahaha I got the last laugh Batman!

2431 days ago
52.

AMBIEN SCHMAMBIEN    

CONFUSIOUSE SAY "BRITNEY YOU ARE NEXT"

2431 days ago
53.

William    

"Heath Ledger had a substance abuse problem."

GEE...YA THINK?!?!??!

2431 days ago
54.

copperkiller    

if he were doing oc doseys he would just take too much because his tolerance was high and then go to sleep and his lungs would just stop working

2431 days ago
55.

DOOM    

Was the new batman movie that bad???????

2431 days ago
56.

snipurl.com/sexxyalinne    

so did she give him the pills or buy them for him did they have a "relationship" you know a RELATIONSHIP

2431 days ago
57.

Michael W.    

Fools... they just don't get it. Heath died of a broken heart and nothing more. I'm there and I understand. When your one true love is gone, then life itself ceases to exist. He went out on his terms and it's not for any of us to question, but rather accept. I'm on deck...

2431 days ago
58.

concerned    

He died of a Pulmonary Embolism..... Watch. RIP Heath

2431 days ago
59.

ha ha ha    

nah i'd say an older one is next...Kathy Griffin? I got 5 down on it

2431 days ago
60.

dezeinstein    

BREAKING! Harvey Levin is a huge douchebag.

2431 days ago
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