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Medical Examiner: Ledger Autopsy Inconclusive

1/23/2008 12:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heath LedgerAn autopsy on Heath Ledger was inconclusive this morning, pending toxicology results.

The New York Medical Examiner's office tells TMZ it will take anywhere between ten days and two weeks to obtain test results. As TMZ first reported, the death appears to have been accidental.

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Dave Johnson    

The poster in comment #4 is as ignorant as they come..."just by looking at his eyes he was doing heroin or cocaine." Heroin and cocaine do the exact opposite to the eyes. Heroin constricts the pupils, cocaine dilates. If you're going to make an assumption, at least make an educated one. Not one that sounds like it came from an idiot.

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curiouslurker    

This isn't breaking. I read it on several other sites more than a hour ago.

R.I.P.

2401 days ago
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Specailk007    

I highly doubt he would have taken his own life. Having a child changes everything in your life, even your outlook on things, even if he was depressed or whatever. That I don't know personally but I can't see him being the kind of person to harm himself when he has a little one who depends on him. I just can't stand hearing all the "bad press" about this. I send my thoughts and condolences to his family, especially his little girl who is probably confused and upset to hear she won't see her daddy again. :(

2401 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

He was 28 and possibly suffering from pneumonia, but some doctors who've been interviewed insist that it's difficult for one so young to O.D. on OTC sleeping pills. It will be over a week before anything conclusive is learned. (Speculation now includes a congenital problem.) This young man left his mark but it's a shame to lose him so young.

2401 days ago
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FABIO    

SUICIDE...

2401 days ago
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Just wondering    

Why is it that this autopsy took 1 day, but yet we waited months to hear about Anna Nicole and her son Daniel's autopsy???

2401 days ago
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Gianna    

he was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot! i cant believe hollywood lost another to drugs... well then maybe i can.. Is Brit Brit next? its almost readable.

2401 days ago
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Comment    

Just by looking at his eyes, IMO, he was doing heroin or cocaine. When the toxicology reports come back, it will probably be an accidental OD of one or both of those drugs. I don't think he OD'd on sleeping pills or anti anxiety meds. You could see he had coked-out eyes or doing heroin, plus his appearance became increasingly dishelved. If it was pneumonnia, the ME would have been able to tell right away which means they're waiting for toxicology reports and it will probably turn out to be a heroin and/or coke overdose.

2401 days ago
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that.is.all    

You idiots. Heath was not a druggie. I'm sure with the pneumonia and lack of sleep, he may have injested a sleeping aid which in combination with being sick, shut his system down.

Think about Mathilda before you spread rumours. Think about his family.

RIP Heath. You will be missed.

PEACE

2401 days ago
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that.is.all    

RIP Heath.

Those hate mongers who say they will picket the church at Heath's funeral, the people from the HATE CHURCH who don't like Heath because he played a homosexual in Brokeback Mountain are idiots. They will not go to Heaven. Heath was not gay, he played a part in a movie. Besides, gay people should not be hated. What is wrong with people?

2401 days ago
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JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

HOW DO YOU ACCIDENTLY TAKE TOO MANY PILLS. RIDICULOUS! CAN'T BE DONE. YOU ACCIDENTLY SWALLOW A GIGANTIC AMOUNT OF PILLS. GIVE US A BREAK!!!!

2401 days ago
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Amarilys    

Its devastaing how many good actors are dying lately. Goes to show that life is precious. My sympathy goes out to Ledger's family but especially his daughter. Who doesn't need a father in their life. RIP Heath Ledger

2401 days ago
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abbi's mom    

#9, I agree with you. We should stop saying it was suicide or anything else, and focus on the fact that a little girl might never remember her father, and his parents lost a son. Parents should never out live there kids.

2401 days ago
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LUXURY    

When her kids grow up - these articles will haunt them

their peers will never let them forget it

2401 days ago
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kacie    

i think people should have some common sense. he said in an interview that 2 ambien only worked for an hour for him. put it together-pneumonia depresses your breathing capacity that and sleeping pills could have caused him to stop breeathing. and since he just finished filming a movie in london over the weekend he might have wanted to try to get some sleep and the combination was too much for his body. no conspiracy. just a tragic mistake.

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