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Heath's Family: He Did Not Kill Himself

1/22/2008 9:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has been contacted by a rep from Heath's family. The cops told the family Heath's death was accidental and there is no evidence to support the buzz that he may have committed suicide.

They are particularly distraught over media reports that he may have taken his own life. The family says he was not that kind of person.

As we just reported, Heath was ill with pneumonia when he died.

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GAIL SPENCER    

WHAT A SHAME THIS IS. HE WAS A VERY GOOD ACTOR. IM SORRY FOR HIS FAMILY. AS FOR THE MEDIA. MY BROTHER PASSED AT 40 AND THE WORD WAS THAT HE OVERDOSED.THAT IS THE FIRST THING THEY SAY WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG. I DONT SEEE THIS GUY DOING THAT.FOR THE FAMILY THEY SHOULD WAIT UNTILL THEY KNOW WHAT KILLED HIM.MY BROTHER HAD A VERY BAD HEART BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME PEOPLE WHO THINKS HE OD,ED EVEN WHEN MY DR. SAID HE DIED FROM A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. I WAS A LITTLE HURT WHEN THE RUMERS WENT AROUND. KNOW ONE KNOWS YOU LIKE YOUR FAMILY SO WHY NOT WAIT UNTILLL THEY KNOW WHAT KILLED HIM. THIS IS A REAL SHAME

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Samantha from Dublin lreland    

To The Prince of Knight....this is such a sad sad moment to know that we will never see heath ledger act again on movies in the future, to know that batmat was his last movie. he had the ability to make us laugh/love/cry with his acting. So so sad to loose such a beautiful person, which such a beautiful outlook on life.
No matter what happened to him, whether he took his own life or not, it is such a sad moment and my thoughts go out to his family and friends and how they will cope i do not know, but i hope they find the strenght somehow. SLEEP IN PEACE PRINCE OF KNIGHT-we will miss you xxx

2401 days ago
153.

sarah    

i knew it was an accident! he had too much to live for

2401 days ago
154.

Bobby    

How dare you number 10 commenter. You are one of the most disgusting, immature, selfish, rude arrogant person i have ever read a comment from. Think about what his family and friends are going through and you make a stupid comment like that. Get lost. Nobody wants to read things like that. Seriously. Get. A. Life.

2401 days ago
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rkkip    

this is a very diffiult time for his family and the mother of his child it would be nice if all the speculation would stop and leave them in peace. the ones writing all this trash would want it that way if it were them. May God be with them in their time of need.

2401 days ago
156.

lisa    

Filming him being taken out in a body bag is very low .....

2401 days ago
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BF2    

How very sad - my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. The combination of pneumonia and sleeping pills might be the cause - perhaps he was taking something for his illness that interacted with the sleeping pills. Whatever the reason, his loss is so tragic and heartbreaking, especially since he has a young daughter.

2401 days ago
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Jon Bodack    

Like I said on UsMagazine.com, no comments whatsoever!

2401 days ago
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kobhefan    

heath is a great actor, although it's sad that he died young still we should be happy that he portrayed characters that has affected us in a good way. prayers for you & your family...

2401 days ago
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djdw61    

Very sad about Heath Ledger. 28 is just too damn young. That being said, you knew something was the matter with him...the guy's appearance changed dramatically, going from hot to not just like that! Sadly, he probably had addiction problems that was covered up by others and it is just way to bad that he didn't get help or take his recovery seriously enough so that he didn't end up like this....

2401 days ago
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SUN    

Everyone can speculate, but no one will ever know if it was suicide or not. Sometimes people who are very depressed keep things hidden from their family members, and with them living in Australia, and him elsewhere, they may have not seen his decline emotionally. It really doesnt seem accidental, because of all the pills that were laying all around him. Sounds more like he just didnt care, and that is sad.

2401 days ago
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KristinaN    

Heath was my favorite actor. I loved him in Castanova, Brokeback Mountain and The Brothers Grimm. He will be very sadly missed by me and my HeathGirls Club.

2401 days ago
163.

TiredofThisCrap    

Some of you are either really young or very cold and callous. A man is dead and a child will grow up without father. Speculating over his cause of death is very heartless and pointless. Debating on what really killed him won't bring him back, it just trivializes his short and wonderful life. No one really knows what happened except for Heath Ledger and he can't tell us what really happened. I hope people are as cold and insensitive at your passing.

2401 days ago
164.

Jayo525    

If a TMZ employee dies, will he/she get the same press? For Christ's sake, let it be.

You will be missed Heath.

2401 days ago
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IA    

Prophet predicts Heath Ledger's death.

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