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R.I.P Heath Ledger

Discussion in 'CoB Off-topic' started by RiderOfJustice, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. DMTokie

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    its amazing that nobody here has heard of anxiety and depression. and also that nobody cares to think for more than 2 seconds before concluding that someone who died from drugs is automatically an idiot. open yo damn minds! people suffering depression and addiction exhibit symptoms that seem illogical to healthy peeps. its some fucked up shit.

    once youre addicted youre FUCKED. You have just given yourself a mental illness. So yall might say, ok, well then someone is dumb for getting addicted in the first place. Well, thats true it is careless, but sometimes people just arent able to see it before its too late. I know a dude that used to say shit like "wtf, how could you get addicted to something and not realize?" well, he just got out of rehab for coke. Also, speculating sucks but id wager that ledger got those anti anxiety pills prescribed to him at first for legitimate anxiety and then the use got out of control. Thats how i got addicted to xanax for over a year.

    oh, and Heartless, speaking of drug addictions i was withdrawling from a weeklong opiate binge when i posted all that shit so i was obviously very pissy. I still wholeheartedly disagree with you, but hey, fuck it, right? i guess we can just agree to disagree and all that trite shit.

    also on a side note im very interested in the tox reports for ledger since all they found at his place were benzos. those are really, really, really hard to die from. They just dont depress breathing enough to kill. I suppose if youre mixing them that might change.
     
  2. Dred

    Dred His Dudeness

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    tl:dr


    Hi, I'm Brian Fellows....

    edit: I saw this when I posted

    I heard on the radio that it was sleeping aid Ambien that they found on his night stand, along with a "rolled up twenty dollar bill" with "a white power on it."


    Now, I'm not one to speculate but.....sounds like he was doing coke, and decided to kill himself by taking too many sleeping pills.
     
  3. Undefined

    Undefined Indefinite Entity

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    Some people crush up and snort their medication too.
     
  4. COBabe

    COBabe I need some booze!

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    FUCK YOU, TOO!!! :mad:
    There´s no need to post here if you hate Heath Ledger so much!

    I´m a big fan of him since nearly 10 years and I think he was a very talented actor.
    And damn, I´m fucking sure that he didn´t killed himself, it was an accident!
    He loved his 2 years old daughter so much, he wouldn´t leave her alone.
     
  5. Dred

    Dred His Dudeness

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    o rly? He told you this, did he?
     
  6. MIMA

    MIMA o_-----

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    I used to love him :( but i didn't know he was a fuckin junkie. Why did the idiot do that to himself? pfftt
     
  7. COBabe

    COBabe I need some booze!

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    Now it´s out and I was right:

    Heath Ledger’s Death Is Ruled an Accident
    By Sewell Chan


    Heath Ledger (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)Updated, 12:43 p.m. | The New York City chief medical examiner’s office has ruled that the actor Heath Ledger, whose body was found in a SoHo apartment on Jan. 22, died of an accidental overdose of prescription medications that included painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs.
    “Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, **********, and doxylamine,” Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, said in a brief statement on Wednesday morning. “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

    An autopsy was conducted on Jan. 23, the day after Mr. Ledger’s death, but the results were inconclusive pending toxicological and histological tests, which analyze blood samples and tissue for the presence of chemicals in the body.

    The six drugs found in Mr. Ledger’s system included two painkillers: Oxycodone, the active ingredient in the prescription drug OxyContin, and hydrocodone, which is often combined with acetaminophen, as in the prescription drug Vicodin.

    Also in Mr. Ledger’s system were three anti-anxiety medications, known as benzodiazepines, that are used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain: diazepam, sold under the commercial name Valium, which is used relieve anxiety, muscle spasms and seizures and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal; **********, commonly known under the brand name Xanax; and Temazepam, brand name Restoril, which is most commonly prescribed as a sleep aid than as an anti-anxiety medication.

    One nonprescription drug was found in Mr. Ledger’s system: doxylamine, which is found in common nighttime sleep aids. It is an antihistamine that causes drowsiness as a side effect and is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia. (It is also used, in combination with decongestants, to relieve cough and cold symptoms.)

    In response to the medical examiner’s findings, the actor’s father, Kim Ledger, who lives in Australia, released the following statement this morning through Mara Buxbaum, Heath Ledger’s publicist:

    We remain humble as parents and a family, among millions of people worldwide who may have suffered the tragic loss of a child. Few can understand the hollow, wrenching, and enduring agony parents silently suffer when a child predeceases them. Today’s results put an end to speculation, but our son’s beautiful spirit and enduring memory will forever remain in our hearts.
    While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.

    Our family enjoyed an extremely happy two week visit with Heath just prior to the New Year. Those recent precious days will stay with us forever. We as a family feel privileged to have some of his amazing magic moments captured in film. To most of the world Heath was an actor of immeasurable talent and promise. To those who knew him personally, Heath was a consummate artist whose passions also included photography, music, chess and directing. We knew Heath as a loving father, as our devoted son, and as a loyal and generous brother and friend.

    We treasure our beautiful granddaughter Matilda (to our dear Michelle) as well as an unbelievably wonderful network of close friends, forever, around the world. Families rarely experience the uplifting, warm and massive outpouring of grief and support as have we, from every corner of the planet. This has deeply and profoundly touched our hearts and lives. We are eternally grateful.

    At this moment we respectfully request the worldwide media allow us time to grieve privately, without the intrusions associated with press and photography.

    The body of Mr. Ledger, 28, was found undressed, in bed, in an apartment in SoHo that he had been renting, around 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 22. The police quickly ruled out foul play.

    Told about the drugs found in Mr. Ledger’s body, Dr. Vatsal G. Thakkar, a psychiatrist at N.Y.U. Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine, said in a statement: “Six different sedative drugs in Heath Ledger’s system show something was amiss. Whether that was in taking combinations of drugs without proper medical guidance or sloppy prescribing, it was an unfortunate situation and with a tragic outcome.”

    In a phone interview, Dr. Thakkar added: “Drug combinations are done and can be done safely, to an extent. In this situation, we have two painkillers, three anti-anxiety medications, at least one sleep aid. To have this many medications overlapping — different mechanisms, different compounds – I do not see an appropriate clinical situation where this should be acceptable.” It is not known how Mr. Ledger obtained the medications.

    Dr. Andrew J. Kolodny, the vice chairman of psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center and an authority on deaths by accidental overdose, said that combining anti-anxiety medications with painkillers can be particularly lethal. Both types of medications can lead to addiction, he said, making it more challenging for someone using the two types of drugs to avoid combining them.
    James Barron contributed reporting.

    ~source: New York Times
     
  8. Dred

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    He's still an idiot for taking too many pills. If he could read, he could see on the side of the Rx where it says "Consult physician before taking other prescription drugs with this medication."

    Fuck Heath Ledger and fuck you.
     
  9. The-Petoniemi

    The-Petoniemi I am an egg

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    it's sad when famous people die but at least it's not as boring as celebrity stuff in general. it's fun to see them die and I don't give a shit if I sound cruel :) but R.I.P(or sth) anyway. He looked good with the green hair.
     
  10. Sampy Arctica™

    Sampy Arctica™ ಠ_ಠ

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    Dude, no matter how much you may dislike or not care about somebody...disrespecting the dead isn't really cool.
    Just leave him be, what's done is done and nothing any of you could possibly say will change anything that's happened.
     
  11. The-Petoniemi

    The-Petoniemi I am an egg

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    well I'm not mad at him or anything :lol: I like the guy
    sorry for being disrespectful :) but seriously, I can't help it
    death is exciting and it doesn't make me very sad
     
  12. Dred

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    Aren't you people supposed to be metalheads? Stop being such pussies. Fuck the dead. They're dead ffs!

    Say whatever you want about me when I die. I don't give a fuck.
     
  13. The-Petoniemi

    The-Petoniemi I am an egg

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    indeed.... like the dead would ever find out
    that's the point of dying anyway, you can't fucking sense anything after that
     
  14. Sampy Arctica™

    Sampy Arctica™ ಠ_ಠ

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    I wasn't aiming my previous comment at anybody in particular either, just a general statement.
    I wasn't a fan of his, but I didn't mind a couple of his movies.

    - Edit -

    How does being a 'metal head' have anything to do with this?
    I've never claimed to be one, probably because I'm not one. I enjoy a large variety of music.
     
  15. SomeoneWild

    SomeoneWild Fiesta's Angels

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  16. SteveAwesome

    SteveAwesome Guilty of being SEXY

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    :lol: Symphony X and Sonata Arctica Fanbois does not a metalhead make.
     
  17. Corny

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    However, who thinks "metalheads=OMG d34th is so c00l" needs to grow up.

    Stop being retarded. And btw, I listen to ALL styles of metal, old school thrash and death included.
     
  18. Dred

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    *direct your attention to my sig*
     
  19. SteveAwesome

    SteveAwesome Guilty of being SEXY

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    :lol: I was kidding, dude.
     
  20. Corny

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    it wasn't really directed to you ;)
     

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