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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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ME    

#9 - Suicide does make it much worse, trust me. It's much worse to think that a loved one just couldn't take life anymore and decided to take the selfish way out without thinking about his family.

2466 days ago
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UnderMySkinner    

Wonder if it was walking pneumonia, that will kill a healthy person and he never appeared 100% healthy to me.

2466 days ago
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April Fouels    

pharmacutical massagious maximous.

2466 days ago
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rob    

as an auusie, i think the only thing we know is that we have lost a great ambassador and role model as well as a beaut talent

2466 days ago
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Anonymus    

I knew it. You can tell he is not that kind of person. Never once have I seen pictures of him abusing drugs or alcohol for that matter. My condolonces go out to the family & friends of Heath right now. This must be excepionally hard for them right now,not only do they have to deal with the death of a loved one they must also now deal with the papparazi whom always seems to get everything wrong and twisting the strory to cause absolute heartbreak for the one's closest to him. What a tragedy. May he rest in peace. Hollywood, America & Australia have suffered a great loss

2466 days ago
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M    

Not to be mean or anything but can we please move on? Its sad that he died but let it go, let it sink in. His family is probably freaking out, just drop it.

2466 days ago
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kris10    

Sure his family contacted TMZ. That is the craziest lie I have ever heard. Like his family is worried about what online bloggers are saying during this time. Get a grip TMZ - At least if your gonna lie try and sound believable - PLEASE!!!!!!!!

2466 days ago
23.

hilary    

Ok, but when most people actually DO kill themselves, the family and friends aren't usually saying, "I saw this coming. He was most definitely the kind of person who would do this." I'm just sayin'...

2466 days ago
24.

Ida Clair    

Is being a drug addict so much better than JUST a suicide?

Puhleez, family, I know you are upset, but really, he's dead because of drugs, one way or the other.

2466 days ago
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Jake Gyllenhall    

Pneumocystinii Pneumonia, a severe side effect of the full blown AIDS virus, look it up folks...we have a winner!

2466 days ago
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Kris    

It is real sad that people are putting things out there that are not true. He has really never had any problems like many of the other stars out there, and you dont see him hitting the party scene like many other yet people like to make it more exciting so they add stuff that they really shouldnt as that effects all his loved ones.... If it had said Brittney no one would have been shocked... Heath was a good guy! Lay Off It! Thanks TMZ for posting what his Family said too much he said she said going on!

2466 days ago
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RIP MJ    

You never know in this world now day's. People can die at a drop of a hat. You just have to wait and see why they died.

2466 days ago
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Puleeeeze!    

Of course they are going to say that. Sorry to be cynical, but he was only 28. It takes a lot of pills to kill a young person.

2466 days ago
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canuckcity    

After watching interviews where he talks about his daughter, I would be shocked to hear that he killed himself. She obviously meant the world to him. I'm especially sorry that his little girl now has to grow up without her dad, and I can't imagine how her mom will explain it to her.

2466 days ago
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Siobhan    

Pneumonia or not, it is hard to believe that he killed himself. It's just hard to place, he doesn't seem the type.

Poor man.

2466 days ago
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