Ledger Dies from Overdose

February 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm (PR) (, , , )

New York

All the hype and all the buzz regarding Heath Ledger’s death can be put to rest now.  However, now the real gossip and questions regarding Ledger’s death have only begun.  After medical examinations reported on Wednesday (Feb. 6), the young actor died from “the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.” (EW.com) In english, Ledger died from  painkillers, anti-anxiety pills, and sedating sleep aids.  The lesson we are able to walk away with is that even celebrities who have all the money for the best doctors, lawyers, and trainers, are still human.     


If I were Ledger’s publicist, and I knew that he was taking all these pills, I would definitely want to know why. Is it because he was stressed from his movies, or worried about playing a part a certain way?  I would come out and explain why he was on all these medications and describe why it was imperative for him to be on them.  This issue is very important because in no way does a young brilliant actor deserve to have his or his families careers tarnished by this death.  


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