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Ledger's Death Ruled "Acute Intoxication"

2/6/2008 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The NYC medical examiner has finished the toxicology report following the death of Heath Ledger, and has just ruled that the actor's death was caused by "acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine."

The NYPD found five medications in Ledger's apartment after his death, including anti-anxiety medications alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam (Ativan). The sleeping medication zopiclone (Imovane) and the sedative temazepam (Restoril) -- which is used by people with "debilitating insomnia" -- were also found. Doxylamine is an antihistamine used in the short-term treatment of insomnia.

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Cartman    

Death is ultimate intoxication.



2417 days ago
2.

Cartman    

P.S. That is a lot of pills.


2417 days ago
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law2003    

so sad why are the dr. prescribe so many meds to one person i think someone needs to do something about dr. that prescribe meds to people like some people eat candy.

2417 days ago
4.

...    

I thought that he only had a small amount of drugs in his system?? Obviously these people know more than I do, but maybe they shouldn't comment on any "theories".

2417 days ago
5.

Sallie    

I mean really...what did he expect? Anyone knows not to mix all of those pills. Another star in the OD books. I hope someday it will end.

2417 days ago
6.

debv    

Rest in peace.....

2417 days ago
7.

Cartman    

That's a lot of downers. Must've been a mad coke fiend.

2417 days ago
8.

Patti    

What a terrible waste of a promising young life.

2417 days ago
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2drk2fck    

Yeah death is so much fun for everyone Borat. Please go off yourself. This is an awful story and very very sad. Thank god is wasnt cocaine as everyone expected to be.

2417 days ago
10.

IhateJon    

I'm betting that all of those medications were prescribed by MULTIPLE doctors.......you know, like Anna Nicole had???? Maybe some of them weren't even in his name!

2417 days ago
11.

confused    

dude. what the hell? what was he trying to do to himself?

2417 days ago
12.

kim suck    

I KNEW IT!!!!!!!

2417 days ago
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ATLchick    

RIP Heath.... lots of drugs man.

2417 days ago
14.

josh    

IDIOT and CARELESS FATHER. PERIOD.

2417 days ago
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dreamer    

And the idiot doctors get away with prescribing ridululous amounts of medication for a 28 year old kid. Whores.

2417 days ago
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