Heath Ledger’s family says it wasn’t suicide

January 23rd, 2008 // 139 Comments

Heath Ledger’s family, along with Heath’s rep, are stating that Heath’s death was accidental. A spokesperson for the NYPD also stated last night there was no “obvious indication of suicide.” TMZ reports the NYPD’s current operating theory is the death was an accident. An autopsy will be conducted later today, according to the Associated Press. The following statement was issued by the family:

We, Heath’s family, confirm, the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda. He was found peacefully asleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.

We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their well wishes and kind thoughts at this time. Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.

He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many. Please now respect our families need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.

The above picture was taken over the weekend on the set of Heath Ledger’s latest film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The film was being shot in London and many are speculating that Heath was suffering from jet lag when he arrived back in New York on Monday hence the prescription sleeping pills.

Before I get back to business as usual this morning, I’d like to offer my personal condolences to Heath Ledger’s family and friends. Particularly his daughter Matilda Rose. Heath was a quiet guy, but he would always speak fondly of her. He was recently quoted as saying “I feel good about dying because I feel alive through her.”

Heath Ledger 1979 – 2008.

UPDATE: The initial autopsy proved inconclusive, according to the AP.


  1. #100 why don’t you shove it up yer own ass, geeawd!!!

  2. #98 – Michelle, I was too busy wondering what the fuck got into you to be funny. I figured I’d keep my humor at your grade level. And now she addressed you like a fucking envelope. HA! I kill me…

  3. commish


    Won’t fit. It’s filled with Richport. I like my Richport served with a spicy bernaise sauce.


  4. douche

    irresponsible scum bag loser! left a 2 year old child behind to develope daddy issues for life. f him; f hollywood douche bags; you know brit’s next – losers.

  5. douche

    irresponsible scum bag loser! left a 2 year old child behind to develope daddy issues for life. f him; f hollywood douche bags; you know brit’s next – losers.

  6. #103 – Regarding #101, why do I feel like worlds are about to collide, much like our hips? I swear it feels like hyenas circling a jack russel.

  7. commish

    I’m grabbing my goggles so you won’t put one of my eyes out.

  8. 107, are you comparing me to a Jack Russell? And comparing yourself to a laughing hyena???

    Wait your hips are colliding? God I’m confused..

  9. Texas Tranny

    Dipshit……..they’re from Topeka, Kansas NOT Texas…………….

  10. luvya

    o man im gunna miss heath soo much hes so awesome..i met him once and he was so cool we has a great connection..it didnt look like he was sad or anything-i guess u never know whats behind closed doors

  11. luvya

    o man im gunna miss heath soo much hes so awesome..i met him once and he was so cool we had a great connection..it didnt look like he was sad or anything-i guess u never know whats behind closed doors

  12. Ally

    Britney will be the next one dying!…

  13. Michelle

    Wow, insulting a complete stranger over something they had no control over. Sounds like somebody has some issues about THEIR childhood.
    It would be awesome for you if your words cut me, but it’s the type of ignorance that just makes me roll my eyes. No, that’s not true. Makes me feel sorry for anyone who has to deal with you, envelopes, and lunch trays. Wait, who’s is the stupid human. Do yourself a favor and get some help.
    The point is that this is a human being and it amazes me that people belive that they can know what another may think or feel or what they may do. It’s ridiculous if you ask me.

  14. Michelle

    No, Britney will live forever. Like a cockroach. Now that’s a parent who deserves the barbs being thrown at Heath Ledger.

  15. SS

    Sad to hear about his death….another promising individual taken away from us too soon!

  16. aragon

    buon viaggio heath.

  17. aragon

    buon viaggio heath.

  18. shellbee

    I hope those crazy homophobic funeral picketers have a lot of frequent flyers because I strongly doubt Heath’s funeral will be in America. He’s from Perth, Western Australia.

  19. ella

    #60 yes, i agree – that is true what you say about the children of soldiers but i was talking about his child as an individual and separate case. my point was that the footage, while invaluable, is still somewhat salt in the wound because he is still either portraying someone else, or being his public self if it was an interview, so she still won’t be seeing her father – who he was to her and no one else. i get your point though. still that’s all way ahead. the immediate tragedy is shocking enough.

  20. 93 My Dear Troubled Child (Scientology Love)

    Bunny Darling, services are offered when the brave step forward to those left behind, so they will not be left behind in our memories but will live on. Scientology teaches us that bad memories must be confronted before our mental energies are diminished by spiritual forces beyond our control. This young man would have still been with us if a stalwart member of our church been there and he here …with us.
    Bunny I come not to grieve but to offer a prayer so that the same fate will not await you and yours.

  21. The Duke of Funk

    I can tell you why we propose sympathy (or lack thereof) for these actors that die. Actors influence people on a much larger scale than your average father or family figure. These people are role models, whether good or bad, but are known nationally, usually even globally. That’s why we hear about them. It’s not as if anybody here knew him personally or really even has a great deal of sympathy for him or his family. It’s always sad to hear about the death of another, even if they aren’t known to you. There are those who don’t care, you’re right, but they don’t belong posting filth of any sort or taking advantage of an unfunny situation to peddle their services or worthless goods. If you want to play devil’s advocate solely for the purpose of riling a crowd, do it somewhere else at your own expense. All that we can do is represent a small tribute to his family and loved ones, fans, and coworkers. R.I.P.

  22. What the fuck

    Amazing…Scientology, like all religions, promises THEY have the solutions…if you walk with them. That’s not the kind of God or higher power or whatever I want. That’s a selfish, “god”…not a loving God. Me me me…whatever.

    HL dying isn’t any more sad than anyone else’s death…but being popular, he’s known to us. People do die every day. But someone we know doesn’t die every day.

    Odd that it’s so hard for y’all to understand.

    Must be the extra small brains….or the desire to be ‘against’ whatever everyone else is ‘for’.

  23. Felicity

    the scientology talk is getting tired. i’m a christian, and i’m not on this post talking about how if i had been there with my bible he wouldn’t have died because i could have taught him about jesus’s love. the real tradgedy of heath ledgers death is that he has crackpots going on about how this is a lesson to the world about how scientology is the way to live, and if they had been there he could have been living today. talk like that confuses little kids, when they are old enough to ask why thier daddy isn’t around anymore.bad things happen, people move on and do the best they can with the situation given to them. didn’t your mother ever tell you not to speak ill of the dead?

  24. D. Richards (Pap-smear.)

    Dick loves no one, Frist!

    Except himself. And of-course his buttplugs.

    You know I’m fucking with you. Not the buttplugs, though. Much variety!

  25. ?

    Fuck off Sci-Fi looney. Scientology is a money making machine, L. Ron Hubbard said it himself, so what gives? Xenu took your brains out?

    R.I.P. Keith. Why do the good ones always go so early, I guess even God doesn’t want rotten people, a.k.a. Tom Cruise.

  26. D. Richards (Slut.)

    #124? ‘Speak ill of the dead’? I wipe with the bible. What you talkin’ ’bout?

    P.S. Yes, the whole bible.

    P.S.S. Nobody cares if you’re christian; especially me. It’s just too bad I can’t serve you a steaming pile of hell, with a side of Satan. It’s on a bagel?

  27. delovely03

    I live in Chicago and work at the Weber Grill downtown. Heath came in this summer while Batman was filming and was a perfect gentleman. He was respectful to our staff and enjoyed a meal by himself on a quiet summer afternoon. My manager was so nervous/overjoyed to meet him that he used a large beverage tray to bring Heath’s single Coke to the table. He also gave Heath his business card with the check , and when Heath left, the card wasn’t in the check presenter. I thought that was a very sweet gesture for a famous Hollywood actor to take a restaurant manager’s business card, where as someone else would have just thrown a $50 in there and taken off. And he tipped very well, too, which is always a large indicator of someone’s character. :)

    Bless your soul and rest in peace, Heath.

  28. Vulgar Display of Power

    I honestly hope the people who write “first” and “second” on this site are under the age of 15. If not you should be sufficated in your own feces for having no IQ at all.

    On a brighter note why don’t you dumb asses shut up and get a life of your own. Is your life that sad that you have to gossip about people you don’t even know anything about?

    This site is home to the scum of the earth. Brought to you by vain piles of shit all across the globe. I approve of this message.

  29. To "What the Fuck " and D. Richards

    The difference between our religions are that yours is old mostly dead and mine is young and vibrant! We have fresh words, not those recited from an ancient bible. We speak anew of the dawn of each and every day – each and every golden ray a chance of hope and learning and caring towards an infinity of tomorrows…one day living the eternity at a time!

    D. Richards, sir, you sound a confused and lost soul drowning in the intoxication of your troulbles – perhaps a multitude of them – no disrespect intended to you. A person like yourself is like a fruit on the sunny side of the Tree of LIfe – to be ripened or rotted – the time is now for the picking so that your soul falls not to the ground to lay awaste.

    I would like to assist you, sir. Let us talk.
    With respect and concern,
    “YOUR” Scientologist (I am here for you)

  30. D. Richards (Atheist.)

    Hey, agh, #130? You know what’s really ‘confusing’? When people say something ‘sounds’ over the internet. I mean, are you that cat-like, you can hear my fury through the computer? Yes!

    You’ve got the reflexes of a panther; a gay panther; in a beautiful sequenced scientology space suit. On the ass of your pretty-little space suit — yeah, it’s the face of L. Ron.

    P.S. Go fuck yourself, thief. How much money have you spent on your bullshit scientology lifestyle? Thousands, and thousands. Be honest, you’ve been part of scientology for what, two, three weeks? Hey, schemes.

  31. Chelle

    To the scientologist:

    Ok, young and vibrant, so it has to be true, right? It can’t just be some stupid shit that some dude who was batshit crazy made up for the hell of it.

    Just because something is new, doesn’t mean that it’s the way to go-hullo, NEW COKE…

    You should take your Alien crap somewhere else. No one here is interested.

  32. To D. Richards, sir

    Kindest sir, I must apologize if in any way I served offense. You seem to be as we say at church, in a precarious state of impending mental collapse. I am trying to offer my services to you as one of the curious to somewhat of the anomalous as I see your perspective. Again this is merely contructive based upon my extensive experiences with stessed personages.
    Your angst is palpable, your onerous state of mind leaks out to me like tears from a frightened child. Let us nurture you back to health! Ease all those worrisome thoughts of yours to complacency and solitude.
    Good day sir.
    Respectfully your Scientologist

  33. D. Richards (Impending mental collapse orgasm.)

    #133? You got me and you are absolutely correct. Where do I send my check?

    I don’t need a receipt either. Actually, I don’t even need any help, per se. Paying makes good.

    That’s a pretty rad routine you got going there. Scientologist. Funny.

  34. Frustrated Scientologist

    Listen buddy I am starting to lose my “cool” as you people say. It’s one thing to admit you need help and another to hurt the Helper.
    You can swallow my my Xenusian jism mutherfucker I have had it with you making fun of me. I came to this organisation myself after a nervous breakdoen I had 4 years ago and I was cleared and shown the path to higher consciousness. This is not something to mock.
    I will bend you over the auditing table and let you lick my big daddy Xenu’s space cream out of the end of my thick thetan stick!
    Fuck you and fuck all of you superficialists.

  35. Chelle

    Nervous breakdown number two coming right up.

  36. Teegeeack

    Teegeeack is not the HUMAN name for earth. There is a secret archive that only the higher level initiates are privy to regarding the ancient language structure of various alien tongues.
    There are various misconceptions about the lore of the elders here. For insance, when Mr. Hubbard spoke of DC-8 like craft this was not meant in a literal manner please understand. Don’ forget that most of our aviation technological breakthroughs are directly attributable to recovered alien articfacts.
    There are cultures on this earth from long ago that we can only compare what we know of ourselves to not of what we really know of them is essence.
    Scientology is alive and now and here for all of you in a laguage clear and true for all understand without translation and archeological misinterpretation.
    The truth glistens like morning sunlight on the dewy leaves of the Tree of Life. There are leaves that have fallen to the ground. How can we discern sunlight from them? Life is an awareness of the alive, not the fallen.
    Respectfully, YOUR Scientologist

  37. Belle

    To some people: If you don’t have anything good to say about Heath, don’t say anything. Whatever the cause of his death, give him a break, i mean, he’s dead already.

  38. IWONKY

    #10 – you suck donkey balls.
    #19 – I was just sayin’ to someone that Kate Hudson future boyfriends better beware…,
    #135 – Aheh heh…i see yr havin’ another nervous breakdoen…and you still suck donkey balls.

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