Pill overdose killed Heath Ledger

Pill overdose killed Heath Ledger

There are 8 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Feb 6, 2008, titled Pill overdose killed Heath Ledger. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said today.

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#1 Feb 6, 2008
Oh well, live by the pill die by the pill

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Feb 6, 2008
For a 28 year old, he was taking enough prescription med's for a guy much older or someone with a serious illness. I don't think not being able to sleep should result in all these meds. What doctor presribed him all these med's and why.

Since: Jan 08

Torrance, CA

#3 Feb 6, 2008
So very sad that our society has become the 'quick fix' society. If you sneeze too loud... there's a pill for that. So many other ways to combat insomnia. None of them involve pills. May he R.I.P.

Redondo Beach, CA

#4 Feb 6, 2008
Drug addiction is a chronic disease. Even if the meds are prescribed, the affliction is the same:
"drug addict". Many do recover if they get "into action", and NOT the action of taking more drugs.
Although I do feel deeply for his parents and those that he left behind, the denial of his problem will not help others.

Since: Jan 08

Torrance, CA

#5 Feb 6, 2008
Survivor wrote:
Although I do feel deeply for his parents and those that he left behind, the denial of his problem will not help others.
I totally agree!

San Jose, CA

#10 Aug 27, 2011

“Get It While You Can:JJ”

Since: Aug 10

L.A. Ca.

#11 Sep 3, 2011
The pills were just the vehicle he rode to the big sleep.His inner problems is what killed him,don't blame the medicine.

Since: Oct 10

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#12 Sep 3, 2011
He sucked ass at life, or simply didn't care that he lived life much better than most. Thats what killed him. Anyone who OD's is just ignorant or simply doesn't care. This is life, this is reason. This is fact.

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