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Medicines Found in Heath's Apartment

1/23/2008 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed two of the medications found at Heath Ledger's apartment were Xanax and Valium, both anti-anxiety drugs. Cops also found Ambien, along with several medications prescribed in Europe.

Heath's body has since been transported from the Medical Examiner's office to the Campbell Funeral Home in NY.

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136.

ME    

I don't feel sorry for people who can't sleep. Take a year off from acting and get the rest you need. It's hard to sympathize but then I don't have a sleeping problem.

2409 days ago
137.

Gray Area    

All of you saying that TMZ is shameless, has no respect, posting sourceless and baseless information before knowing if it's true - you're RIGHT - but they won't stop until WE do something.

I'm asking everyone here who is disgusted with TMZ's coverage of this tragedy and the like to join me in this action:

1. Stop clicking on TMZ and stop posting comments. Their advertising dollars are based on web hits.
2. Call your local TV carrier and tell them your concerns.

Only with a large public outcry will they even consider changing or stopping this. Just commenting here won't help - TMZ doesn't even read these comments.

Take action.

2409 days ago
138.

BW    

Difficulty sleeping can be a chemical imbalance, not necessarily limited to the stress of acting/work. Just saying...

2409 days ago
139.

Xena    

So sad! I will miss Heath!! People need to be careful when taking multiple presription drugs.

2409 days ago
140.

ATLchick    

I still am having a hard time believing it's true. So sad. No one was there so who are we to judge anyone? We didn't walk in his shoes so we don't know exactly what happened and probably never will.

2409 days ago
141.

chillout music girl    

you would have to drink alcohol for xanax to put you in coma... I think it was only ambien...which killed him...
He will remembered as a shy, sensitive guy.. who was destined for greatness.... not for the drugs, pneumonia.. whatever killed him.....

2409 days ago
142.

eb    

It seems like everyone wants to judge this guy, whether he had a drug problem or not, have some damn compassion people! It is sad and heart breaking that his life has come to an end so young, but the fact is that no one knows whether or not they will live to see another day. Be very careful what you say about others and the way they have lived there life, tomorrow it might be you that had your that everyone is gossiping about.
God Bless the Ledger Family & Friends.

2409 days ago
143.

Leann Gosselin    

I am so heartbroken over Heath Ledger's death......it is truly soooooo sad..........I wish people would quit speculating about how he died........ it won't help or heal the situation for anyone......I feel so bad for his family and for Michelle Williams & their baby girl- Matilda......... I hope & pray that Michelle and her girl can recover.....they are in my thoughts & prayers..:-(

2409 days ago
144.

BamaGirl    

I have had a sleeping problem for the last 5 years. Nobody really understands until they've suffered it themselves. And no one really understands the devastating effect of no sleep complicated by anxiety. If it goes on too long, you can suffer all kinds of complications - inability to concentrate, racing thoughts, elevated heart rates and other even more dangerous situations can occur. Don't judge if you haven't walked the walk.

2409 days ago
145.

Cartman    

Death is the ultimate high, man!

2409 days ago
146.

StarryEyedNCryin    

It's sooo sad! I don't believe for one minute that he killed himself, and for the drugs, umm like many others have commented, they can be found in MANY homes all over the US, I think it is horrible that he died alone, and leaving a two year old daughter that he loved so much behind, so sad..... He was so young, and still had so much life to live.
RIP Heath
I think it would be wise for all of us reguardless of our relegion, to pray for the Ledger family and thier loved ones.

2409 days ago
147.

amy    

hahaha its funny yall have to down the man after he is dead yall are jealous because he is a legacy and you will never be... it is also funny that everyone says he is dope addict after he is dead you never heard it when he was alive... those meds can be found in any house.. mixed its probably not a good idea but i can guarantee this is not suicide he loved his daughter way to much... next thing it just shows some of you all dont have the common decency to keep your mouth shut until all of this blows over... what if it was your dad, brother, or son that died like this and all these ppl were bashin him just over a day after her was found.. you all are sad excuses for human beings.. may what you say come back on you ten fold

2409 days ago
148.

GoodRiddance    

Heath who?

2409 days ago
149.

chillout music girl    

I bet it will turn out to be only ambien in his system... he probaly popped to many pills .......and having pneumonia really didn't help him any.......... It is a very sad day for hollywood.. and 18 years of sadness for michelle... as her daughter looks exactly like him.......


Ambien is closely related to a family of drugs called benzodiazepines. These drugs cause sedation, muscle relaxation, act as anti-convulsants (anti-seizure), and have anti-anxiety properties. Ambien has selectivity in that it has little of the muscle relaxant or anti-seizure effect and more of the sedative effect. Therefore, it is used as a medication for sleep. People who take too much Ambien may become excessively sleepy or even go into a light coma. The symptoms of overdose are more severe if the person is also taking other drugs that depress the central nervous system. Some cases of multiple overdoses have been fatal.

When abused, Ambien tablets are taken orally, crushed and then snorted, or dissolved in water and "cooked" for intravenous injection.

2409 days ago
150.

ATLchick    

When will his funeral be? Any word on that?

2409 days ago
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