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M.E. Calls Ledger Death "Accident"

2/6/2008 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The medical examiner has ruled that Heath Ledger's death is an "accident," resulting from the "abuse of prescription medications."

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31.

msfanni    

Thats weird how the pills accidently ended up in his mouth> Maybe he thought he had his Jake Gyllenhal PEZ dispenser. I'm sue he thought he was eating PEZ.

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32.

Kate Austen    

When you absolutely positively 100% cannot get to sleep.

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33.

Naynay    

Yeah, right! Accidental is the new name of overdose.Come on, I liked the guy but he was a junk anyways! ACCIDENTAL MEANS OVERDOSED in Hollywood.

2430 days ago
34.

Naynay    

Yeah, right! Accidental is the new name of overdose.Come on, I liked the guy but he was a junk anyways! ACCIDENTAL MEANS OVERDOSED in Hollywood.

2430 days ago
35.

Tim    

Who Cares??? Which ones of us care about the babies that died while I was typing this? Such hypocritical shallow people in the world to care about a rich educated idiot who killed himself. He knew the risk. Would you feel sorry for someone who shot himself? I wouldnt. Not when the real misery happens to billions everyday and they do not have the ability to stop it. Grow up and stop being a BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

2430 days ago
36.

Michelle    

So sad--such a tragic loss to his family and the world. My prayers are with his family.

2430 days ago
37.

sharond    

Sad, but you could see this was going to be the answer, there was an interview with him where he said he took an Ambien, fell asleep for an hour, woke up, could not sleep, so took more Ambien! That is NOT the answer, that is drug abuse if 'you
misuse even prescription drugs, now we see, like ANS, you can die not following directions even with prescribed
drugs!

2430 days ago
38.

demented and sad but social    

Just call it an overdose. Leave the subjectivity out of it-because only 1 person knows if it was "accidental" and he cannot tell anyone at this point.

2430 days ago
39.

Trixx    

How sad and tragic. RIP dude.

2430 days ago
40.

noitall    

IT IS SAD, BUT, HONESTLY, HOW DO THEY KNOW IT WAS AN ACCIDENT?

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41.

wtff?    

What a waste....how terrible that he did not have the courage to get help.....I am sorry for his parents...they must be absolutely devastated even more so after hearing that this was 100% preventable.

2430 days ago
42.

Seriously    

Damn you, Heath!!!! You would have been better to take time off......what the hell were you thinking?!? He killed himself, the jerk.

2430 days ago
43.

Michelle    

#1--I am under the impression you think you are funny and amusing---you are not. You are pathetic.

2430 days ago
44.

Kate    

Actually #28...

Alprazolam = Xanax
Diazepam = Valium
Hydrocodone = Vicodin
Oxycodone = Percodan....not Oxycontin
Temazepam = Restoril
Doxylamine = Unisom

2430 days ago
45.

ATLchick    

Seriously people, he probably had major trouble coming down and relaxing for sleep so he was desperate and took the pills. He may have done it before with no problems so he figured it was safe. Unfortunate but it WASN'T suicide.

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