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Heath Ledger’s Tribute Video to Nick Drake

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Heath Ledger is in a music video for “Black Eyed Dog”, for which he directed and starred. The video was a tribute to Nick Drake, British folk singer that died in 1974 by an overdose of anti-depressant, amitriptyline. Heath made the video as a tribute for the artist for whom Ledger was obsessed.

The video displays “disorienting” and “eerie” images that include Ledger drowning himself in the final scene. These images were shown also on many tv stations at the time of Heath’s death, but the video is just now available by The Nine Network, who gained exclusive rights to the video.

Accidental Overdose

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Actor died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

Heath Ledger died of an accidental overose of prescription drugs that included painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication, the New York City medical examiner said Wednesday.

“Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,” medical examiner‘s spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said in a news release.

The drugs are the generic names for the OxyContin painkiller, the anti-anxiety drug Valium, Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, and the sleep aids Restoril and Unisom. Hydrocodone is another name for Vicodin.

[source: 7online image: imdb]

Someone is Pretending to be Heath’s Father

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

An impostor pretending to be Heath Ledger’s father fooled Tom Cruise into consoling him over the phone — and nearly got John Travolta to buy him a plane ticket to the United States, sources told the New York Post.

The con artist also tricked the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan, where Ledger’s body was held before being flown to Los Angeles, into booking him and his “family” rooms at the Carlyle hotel nearby on Madison Avenue, sources told the Post.

The man falsely claiming to be Kim Ledger also spoke on the phone with the doctor who performed the autopsy on the “Brokeback Mountain” star, a spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed for the Post.

Cops want to arrest the scammer on fraud and larceny charges, and sent detectives to Ledger’s wake at the funeral home Friday in hopes of catching him, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the Post.

But police do not know the identity of the impostor, who “had a couple of conversations with” Tom Cruise asking for emotional support, a source told the Post. Cruise abruptly cut him off when he learned “he was an impostor,” the source said.

Ledger, 28, was found dead last Tuesday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.I get the desire to screw with Tom Cruise… but this is not the way to do it, shame on this man!
[Source: FOXNews]


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

NEW YORK — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence in what authorities say is a possible drug-related death, the NYPD said. He was 28.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home.

The housekeeper who went to let Ledger know the masseuse was there found him dead at 3:26 p.m.
TMZ update:  We’re told when paramedics responded, the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heath Ledger: Click to watchThe 28-year-old actor has a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams — they separated in September, 2007. He plays The Joker in the upcoming Batman film, “The Dark Knight” and is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking role as Ennis in “Brokeback Mountain.”