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Heath Ledger Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose

February 7, 2008
“Acute Intoxication”

February 6. 2008

This is a follow up to my January 23, 2008 article titled Hollywood And Drugs regarding the death of 28-year old actor Heath Ledger, where I wrote:

“The actor also has a history of illegal drug use, namely heroin and cocaine. At the time of his death he was suffering from pneumonia, which would have created a lethal combination with the prescription drugs found in his apartment. While his autopsy was inconclusive, a variety of prescription drugs were found in his apartment.” – January 23, 2008

The article was confirmed today via the official toxicology report posted below, stating he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose. The, “Six drugs found in his system were oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine.”

I also wrote in that article: “Drugs are in abundant supply in Hollywood and frequently encouraged, regardless of age, race or sex. The government needs to crackdown on that.”

It was announced today that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and police are looking into how Ledger obtained all those drugs. It’s not difficult, actually. Doctor shopping and willing entertainment industry lackeys are often to blame.

Coroner: “The manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications”

Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has been very irresponsible in how it markets medicine. You’ll see one commercial offering you 2-4 different medicines for your symptoms. They don’t stop to think, if a person has several symptoms, they will try several medications at once and poison their system.

You see them in the pharmacy, “Oh my nose is stuffy, I have a fever and my allergies are flaring up as well” – then they buy three different medicines at once.

It’s the same with sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication. This one didn’t work, try this one, that one didn’t work, try this one – until the patient has an arsenal of drugs they are playing with at the same time to feel better and or sleep. A tolerance to the drug(s) can develop as well, duping the patient into taking more and more.

The pharmaceutical industry needs to start telling people DON’T TAKE ALL THIS STUFF AT ONCE.

I am not against medicine, as there are good ones out there that have helped many, but I am against overmedicating people. Not only can too many pharmaceutical drugs cause respiratory failure, if you live, over time, it can destroy the kidney.

While some doctors are responsible and don’t overmedicate patients, some give them whatever they ask for, which is dangerous. However, it should be noted, there are patients that go doctor shopping and rack up numerous prescriptions.

It’s a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, with one doctor not realizing there is another one in the picture issuing prescriptions as well.

Hollywood Spin

The frequently wrong TMZ, known for posting anything Hollywood tells them to, and making up stories as well.

What’s amazed me is Hollywood’s spin on his death, trying to paint him as having died from natural causes. People in the industry knew he was a drug user, yet lied to protect him anyway because of Brokeback. What kind of example did that set, not to mention further killing your credibility.

What’s ironic is, had it been a Christian actor or conservative politician that passed in this manner, they would have been very nasty, graceless and demeaning in what they would have printed. Hollywood’s double standard.

While, I don’t like Brokeback Mountain based on the trailer and what I have read in the press, I didn’t have anything personal against Ledger. Years ago I saw him on TV in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, which I don’t endorse, and thought he was good looking and charismatic. He came across as a real natural.

However, I saw him as someone taking roles he should not have, as they were disturbing. I also saw him as a man being used by Hollywood to further its gay agenda.

Hollywood used him and ran him into the ground. A heterosexual playing a gay role requiring contact, the movie comes out and he is condemned by many, but applauded by Hollywood. Then he takes disturbing roles in Dark Knight and Dr. Parnassus, further damaging his mental well being.

He turned to heavy drug use, like so many before him. He couldn’t even sleep at night anymore, as his mind and soul had gotten so restless.

Insomnia is a terrible thing. Scientists have found that people who don’t get enough sleep at night run the risk of brain damage. Over time it adds up and deteriorates the brain. It is recommended that you get 8 hours of sleep per night for good reason.

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