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Heath Ledger’s Death: Prescription-Drug Overdose

Heath Ledger

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The NYPD toxicology report on Heath Ledger’s death was released this morning. The combination of drugs in his system that caused his death included oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam (Valium), temazepam (Restoril, a strong sedative), alprazolam (Xanax), and doxylamine (a sedative found in NyQuil), report Us Weekly and this morning. “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications,” the medical examiner, Charles Hirsch wrote in a brief release. At the time of his death, Ledger wasn’t under the influence of any illegal substances.

Heath Ledger’s Death Ruled an Accidental Overdose [Us Weekly]
Earlier: Heath Ledger: Covering the Coverage

Heath Ledger’s Death: Prescription-Drug Overdose