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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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76.

AL GOREs VAGINA    

" royal b***h--------YOUR'RE AN IDIOT !!!

2458 days ago
77.

kim suck    

So everyone can stop with the "stupid", "idiot" etc. remarks unless you've been there.
Clean and sober 3-1/2 yrs now!

God Speed Heath!!

Posted at 10:58AM on Feb 6th 2008 by royal b***h

HATE TO BE NEAR YOU !~! --STUPID BITC*


2458 days ago
78.

kim suck    

HE WAS A WEAK MAN!!!

2458 days ago
79.

mm    

Wake up people. This was no "accident". It's called being a junkie. These people have many Dr.'s on purpose and know full well the result of taking too many drugs in combination, that it can be fatal.

2458 days ago
80.

donbear    

Like many others I was shocked and saddened at Heath's death, but this was in no way an accident. Unfortunatly it was pure stupidity on Ledger's part. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those he left behind. May he rest in peace.

2458 days ago
81.

Cartman    

DEFINITION OF SUICIDE:
The act of causing ones own death. Suicide may be positive or negative and it may be direct or indirect. Suicide is a positive act when one takes ones own life.

Suicide is a negative act when one does not do what is necessary to escape death such as leaving a burning building.

Suicide is direct when one has the intention of causing ones own death, whether as an end to be attained, or as a means to another end, as when a man kills himself to escape disgrace, ruin, etc.

Suicide is indirect (and not usually called suicide) when one does not desire it as an end or a means, but when one nevertheless commits an act which courts death.

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So indirect suicide is the answer.

2458 days ago
82.

nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

i dont think heath committed suicide
but why does everyone think it is so impossible to love your kid and still committ suicide,there are parents all over the world who commit suicide everyday and they love their kids,they just hate something else,life,themselves,how they feel,who knows,one has nothing to do with the other when the slide starts to happen

2458 days ago
83.

sam    

It was accidental in that he intended to get high, not to commit suicide. And whether one ODs from heroin or the abuse of prescirption drugs is irrelevant. A junkie is a junkie is a junkie no matter what drugs they abuse. Ledger was a junkie.

2458 days ago
84.

anonymous    

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are painkillers. Diazepam is an anti-anxiety drug commonly sold under the brand name Valium; alprazolam is also an anti-anxiety drug, sold under such names as Xanax. Temazepam, sold under such names as Restoril and Euhypnos, is a sleeping agent, as is doxylamine.


I understand the insurance ramifications of this being termed an "accident" as opposed to a suicide, but doesn't this look like a suicide to all of you?

2458 days ago
85.

Baseball Junkie    

mm, I have many doctors. I also make sure that when I have prescriptions I make sure to check what I can take with what, which interact badly and which I shouldn't be taking at all. (Doctors don't always check so I do.) On the other hand, I am informed consumer because both of my parents worked in the health field. Not everyone is and many people don't think to tell their doctors everything.
To the person comparing oxycodone and Hydrocodone to morphine and heroin. DUH! THEY ARE ALL OPIATES.
As to all of the prescriptions, all of these drugs are Central Nervous System Depressants. You depress the CNS too far and you die. You stop breathing and your heart stops beating. Any doctor who prescribed any of these drugs at the same time deserves to lose his license.

I don't know what was going on his mind when he took these drugs and neither do you. It could easily be a case of fatal stupidity. That still counts as an accident.

2458 days ago
86.

Bettsie    

To No.30 He may have been educated but not about medication. If you take a handful of those pills and half a bottle of whisky and whatever other drugs he favored at the time YOU WILL DIE. From a medical person. So sad for his family.

2458 days ago
87.

Anna    

Dumb ass! He had everything going for him. He had a beautfiul little girl who is now fatherless and will in the future have so many issues because her dad was a moron. I do not get why these celebrities, like Heath and Britney, who have it all have to act like idiots and are depressed. They get the world handed to them and a few times a year they have to smile, shoot a film or sing at a concert. To top it off, they get a nanny and a house keeper to take care of their children and their home. Instead, most of us have to put in 40-60 hour days and then come home and take care of our kids. What losers.

2458 days ago
88.

cheri    

I think it is very sad but, at least everyone can leave him and his family alone. They should apologize for stating that it was from hard drug's and all of the negative thing's they have said which is horrible. The family should be allowed to grieve he will be missed and his talent was amazing. I still think everyone who said it was from all that other stuff should publically apologize for jumping the gun to just say it was from other drug's because they can't wait to tear someone down. I feel so sorry for his daughter Matilda and my heart goes out to his family.

2458 days ago
89.

cjs    

He finally found the sleep that he so desperately sought while alive. Rest well Heath .

2458 days ago
90.

carlaiiii    

NORMAL PEOPLE WITH A BRAIN AND SOME COMMON SENSE ARE EVEN AFRAID OF COMBINING TUMS AND TYLENOL!!! COMBINING ALL THESE DRUGS AND CALLING IT ACCIDENTAL IS RETARDED AND EXTREMELLY NAIVE. HEATH WAS A DRUG ABUSER. END OF STORY. HIS ADDICTION WAS OBVIOUSLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIS DAUGHTER. HE KNEW VERY WELL THEY CAN KILL HIM. TYPICAL DRUGEE. RIP HEATH.

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