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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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Buckeye Girl    

If he was going to commit suicide, I doubt that he would take off all his clothes and lay down on the floor at the end of his bed.
Who would do that knowing that all of the people at the scene would find him like that and be taking pictures of them that way.

I think he had to much respect for his Family for that.

2381 days ago
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MarkToronto    

Take it from an insider. HE DID NOT COMIT SUICIDE. PERIOD. All you doubters should apologize when the toxicology report comes out. It is possible for an actor not to be a drug addict.

2381 days ago
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shir    

he killed himself. they'll try to sugar coat it as much as they can

2381 days ago
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feeling sad    

How sad. seemed like a nice person with everything to look forward to. I'm sure it was accidental. He didn't seem like the kind of person to leave behind a child without a father. my deepest synpathy to his family and friends.

2381 days ago
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shir    

Uh - yeah right (#111) NYGirl. I suppose you 2 were real tight eh? pppphhht

2381 days ago
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MarkToronto    

To the Heath's family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your son's untimely and tragic passing.

My brother died tragically and innocently 10 years ago. The pain will be so great, please don't let it tear your family apart. You need to stay close together. If anyone tells you to be strong, DONT! Cry! After all, if tears were not made for the loss of a loved one, what are they for. This will help release your grief.

2381 days ago
127.

Buckeye Girl    

Shir
Were you there to witness this, Or are you just spreading mean things to hurt his family more ? Are you a writer for TMZ?

There always has to be people that will say mean things, just to make the cut a little deeper.

I don't believe suicide for a minute.

2381 days ago
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LovlyMzJada    

MIchelle, MIltilda and Heaths family.and friends in the entertainment world as well as personal friends...may you be able to celebrate Heaths life and remember Heaths laugh, how he sat watching reading a script, drinking a coffee, playing on the floor, or carrying his daughter, or giving advice, or while driving around, just trying to be the regular Joe he missed being. Remember the smells of working hard, scents of colonge, the way he would eat or just sit there and watch you. Embrace all of those feelings now...and smile ..let yourself smile..let your self cry...let yourself live knowing you had the ultimate privelage of knowing heath, in his prime, in his vunerablity, in his dreams and in all of his compassions.for life, for acting, for loving and for being a son, a father. a friend and a husband From our Family the Johnstones,via edmonton alberta- to all of you..our hearts are with you. May your grieving be together with those around you that knew Heath Ledger...as a quiet, loving yet complicated young man...who will be missed..by us "his Fans" Special regards to Miltilda...your Father was amazing and you met the world to him, it was in his smile, in his eyes and in his words when he spoke of you openly to the world. GOD BLESS~
PJOHNSTONE

2381 days ago
129.

Pat    

If he was suffering from pneumonia, his breathing was compromised. If he took a sleeping pill to help him sleep better, that only lowered his respiration. People looking to commit suicide do not make appointments with their masseuse. Stop listening to all the media hoopla. They are causing unnecessary pain for the families of too many people in the public eye. And where was the NYPD when his body was wheeled out of the apartment. Couldn't they have walked alongside with sheets held up. Shameful!

2381 days ago
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shir    

Buckeye Girl
No, not me but I think (#111) NYGirl is. She's an "insider".

2381 days ago
131.

nicole    

I think it's sick that there are so many disgusting pictures of him on the stretcher. It's disturbing that people can photograph this and not make themselves sick. My thoughts are with his family, especially his daughter. And to the people that make negative comments about him, remember, next time it could be someone you love.

2381 days ago
132.

Vicki    

I don't know if this was an intentional overdose or not. However, he has had a drug problem in the past. Those of you who are arguing otherwise have your heads in the sand.

2381 days ago
133.

helas    

The blood-suckers want a suicide, but it may very well be an accidental overdose. Either way, we will miss you dearly, Heath. You seemed like a decent man. Definitely you were a very talented actor. From all accounts, you were a kind and loving father and it just sucks that you are gone. Godspeed...

2381 days ago
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Bettsie    

Harvey Levin and his kids are low life. They say to much garbage without any facts. As I said it's the Harvey Levin School of Writing, Wonder how much he pays those assorted dummies. Posted by Judith L.

2381 days ago
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Mary807    

I'm not a religious person..but I think it's true..god takes all the good ones first. He has marilyn, has james, kurt, JFK, JFK Jr., Princess Di, river phoenix.. etc. Its always very tragic when someone with so much to offer is taken away from us.

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