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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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im srri but until i see an official report ill keep believing its a possible suicide.sometimes people commit suicide and the family never saw it coming, it happens

2436 days ago


this is a very sad day. It is times like these that we often think of our own mortality. 28 is MUCH too young to die. He will be missed.

2436 days ago

Jerry Girl    

HEY MAN, live by the sword die by the sword .... everyone told him to stop with the drugs .... He was strung out ... and he has no regard for himself .... DRUG ADDICT ... okay, people ... the end .... studio people asked and begged him to stop it .... FRIENDS, wept for him and also begged him to stop with the DRUGS ... HE IS DEAD ... by his own hand!


2436 days ago


it just really sucks that the best actors never stick around. i am truely sad and it will be sad when i wach the dark night, knowing that his great talent will no longer be with us. and to his daughter matilda, i pray for you. peace out heathcliff you will be missed very much.

2436 days ago


If children in Africa can survive with rape, AIDS, and horrible conditions, then why can't American celebrities handle fame?

2436 days ago


Where is Matilda and Michelle?????

2436 days ago


Drugs killed him whether he killed himself or not

2436 days ago


It is so sad that this talented actor has passed and people are saying negative thing about him only minutes after the fact I hope they never ever have to experience this with a loved one. Heath will be missed. So many young good and talented people are passing and the one that are out there messing up lives live to continue to do so.

2436 days ago

Ghost of Christmas Present    

Iam a bit relieved if it was "natural causes" and not suicide. A successful 28 year old with a 2 year old daughter and who had a great future ahead of himself...I hoped it wasn't suicide. Sad,sad,sad.

2436 days ago

WPHS Gradubatit    

I've had don't schedule a massage when you have pneumonia...just a thought.

2436 days ago


Saying that he was "not that type of person" when it comes to commiting suicide is a pretty dumb thing to say. There are millions of different types of people that kill themselves for a million different reasons.

2436 days ago

Whippet Good    

We won't know for sure until the autopsy is done, but based on the interview snippets that have come out it doesn't sound like he meant to kill himself. Stranger things have happened- remember Olympic figure skater Sergei Grinkov, who died of a massive heart attack at age 28? Stuff happens... Rest in peace, Heath.

2436 days ago


Its a terrible thing, and my thoughts go out to his family.
thanks tmz for keeping us updated.

2436 days ago

Jake Gyllenhall    

hey 28) just because you dont see pictures of them doing drugs doesn't mean they don't. You've never seen pictures of me doing them either, but guess what, I drink, and alcohol is a drug, LOL

2436 days ago


TMZ - you have "just reported" a lot or erroneous information in your numerous one sentence (maybe just a sentence fragment) posts. This is just making you look amateurish and completely uninformed in your quest to "break the story". Thankfully, there are news agencies out there who aren't so quick on the trigger where people can get real information instead of your indigestible "nuggets" of information that you correcting every few minutes.

2436 days ago
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