UPDATE: Heath Ledger’s death might be drug related

January 23rd, 2008 // 122 Comments

Police found a rolled up $20 bill with “narcotic residue” on it in the apartment where Heath Ledger was found dead yesterday, according to CBS News:

Sources add they also found several drug packets containing an unknown substance. CBS 2 has learned these items were all listed on the official police report from the scene.
To be clear, it’s still unknown whether these items belonged to Ledger or whether he even actually ingested them.

The drugs could turn out not to be Heath Ledger’s. From what I hear they’re probably his. No one will know for 10 days until a more thorough autopsy is complete. But it gives eerie resonance to Jack Nicholson’s cryptic remark last night of “I warned him.”

UPDATE: The NYPD is saying there was no visible residue on the rolled-up $20 bill, according to the AP.

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  1. Hater of weepy Heath fanboys and fangirls

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    *gasp*
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    *gasp*
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    *gasp*
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    *gasp*
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  2. kush

    NUMBER 1, FUCK YOU SECOND RATE BITCHES

  3. commish

    Noooooooooooooooo!

    *runs from office wailing*

  4. biz

    an eerie resonance?

  5. Skip Smith

    They must have meant packets of pneumonia, and a rolled up bill with a residue of sleep apnea.

  6. Gerald_Tarrant

    I agree with #1. Haha fucking ha. Imagine my shock.

  7. Andrea

    Ooooooohhhh, so THAT’S what he was doing.

    Didn’t he have a daughter or something?

    Nice fucking choices. Respect is earned by the way you live your life. His daughter’s tragedy is the way her father chose to live his life, not his early death.

  8. Sid

    LMAO @ #5! I think they also found traces of method-acting-exhaustion.

  9. Hollywood Agent

    There are no gay cowboys here in the West, and I think he deserved to die because he was in such a foolish movie where he played a Gay, Home wrecker Cowboy.

    There is no such thing.

    This is just some Hollywood fantasy made up by Jewish Movie Moguls, whose Mommy’s would not let them play Cowboys and Indians since they use guns and they think that the game is not PC.

  10. Gerald_Tarrant

    Oh and why the hell else would Michelle Williams split up with him? She’s a fucking dog and she won’t get anything hotter than Heath. He’s was a fucking coke head.

  11. Damn, Ledger.

    CNN was reporting that he was deeply affected by the role he played as The Joker and he was quoted as taking lots of sleeping pills to ease the stress. Maybe the inability to sleep was irking him so he got risky and just did some drugs to ease the pain. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was his first time trying it…

  12. fergernauster

    I am officially tiring of all this now. He was into drugs. What a shame.

    Now it is time for a pee break and a little trip up salty-nugget alley. Yum!

  13. Cap'm Pickles

    Oh, my god! Who would have known. Oh, and for all of you simpering assholes defending and crying for this douche, fuck you. A douche is a douche, dead or alive. We have kids dying in Iraq, and you idiots are all simpy over some narcissistic actor. Fuck you again, in case you didn’t read it the first time.

  14. Rusting Rabbit

    Wow…I can’t believe people get so homophobic…it was a movie…movie. Fiction. I don’t get upset when I see Moses parting the Red Sea. It is based on a concept, then elaborated, how all good movies (and religions) are created.

    And how do you know there are no gay cowboys? Maybe they are but they are too afraid of homophobics like you condeming them?

    It’s like saying there are no gay Iranians, since…no one dares to say anything.

  15. DIANA

    WELL NO SHIT. HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH LINDSAY LOHAN!!!!

  16. Ignio

    I’m stealing this from another commenter in a previous thread – I’ll miss his “bum-piercing sensitivity”. Speaking of which, he was also found naked, butt up, waiting for an outcall massage. In an apartment with narcotics. This is going to get even better as more info is released. I wonder if the “masseuse” was named Samantha Swallows or Lance Steers?

  17. Rusting Rabbit

    Wow…I can’t believe people get so homophobic…it was a movie…movie. Fiction. I don’t get upset when I see Moses parting the Red Sea. It is based on a concept, then elaborated, how all good movies (and religions) are created.

    And how do you know there are no gay cowboys? Maybe they are but they are too afraid of homophobics like you condeming them?

    It’s like saying there are no gay Iranians, since…no one dares to say anything.

    A man is dead, whether his movies pissed you off or not, he’s dead, so save your homophobic rant for some other gay cowboy movie to come out, since I am sure you went on a tangent when Brokeback came out.

  18. getabrain

    “CNN was reporting that he was deeply affected by the role he played as The Joker and he was quoted as taking lots of sleeping pills to ease the stress. Maybe the inability to sleep was irking him so he got risky and just did some drugs to ease the pain. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was his first time trying it…”

    1. His drug habit was well known and predated the Batman movie.
    2. That movie wrapped filming 2 months ago.

  19. DIANA

    WELL NO SHIT. HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH LINDSAY LOHAN!!!!

  20. DIANA

    WELL NO SHIT. HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH LINDSAY LOHAN!!!!

  21. DIANA

    WELL NO SHIT. HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH LINDSAY LOHAN!!!!

  22. Ranee

    None of you really know this guy or his habits. It is tragic no matter what the circumstances that his daughter lost her father. If he was into to drugs, he may have cleaned up later and would have been able to be there for her. If he wasn’t, he wasn’t. I am no better than anyone else, so I have no right to judge. It’s sad that there is so much attention being given to this story in such a negative light. I send my sympathy to his family, especially his daughter.

    #9-You are a douche.

    By the way…he was a year late for the dead at 27 club…even more tragic. Can we please go back to laughing at the crazies in the world now? It’s tragic also that Britney’s kids have a psycho mom, but she’s refusing to get help and providing us all with plenty of hilarity…I’m sure there are more stories like that for us to laugh at. Bring ‘em back.

  23. Who would have thought young hollywood should be listening to Jack Nicholson’s advice on life.

  24. Matthew

    “It is tragic no matter what the circumstances that his daughter lost her father. If he was into to drugs, he may have cleaned up later and would have been able to be there for her. If he wasn’t, he wasn’t. I am no better than anyone else, so I have no right to judge.”

    Ahhh…moral relativism. I’ve died and…gone to HOLLYWOOD, baby!

    Didn’t this place used to be against all that? When did Streisand take over? Oh yeah – when the writer stopped being funny.

  25. jrz

    And in the DUH category of the day………………..possible drug use linked to celebutard’s death

  26. Hollywood Agent

    # 22-

    You’re the douche bag. His daughter is set for life with all of the money that he has made, and most likely if he had lived he would have spent her whole interentance on drugs. You are the idiot. This guy as a Meth Head and got what he deserved.

  27. Doing coke out of a $20? That’s living large. I wouldn’t even use a $5 back in the day.

  28. Hollywood Agent

    Sorry, my last post did not go through my spell checker, and I only visit this site when I’m drunk.

    # 22-

    You’re the douche bag. His daughter is set for life with all of the money that he has made, and most likely if he had lived he would have spent her whole inheritance on drugs. You are the idiot. This guy as a Meth Head and got what he deserved.

  29. Pete

    Other than his movie performances, and the fact that he has a shy smile that seems like catnip to the girls and the girlish boys, what exactly did he do in his life to earn all this fawning? So far, I see an absentee dad with a drug habit who bounced around dating celebrity chicks. Seriously, is there anything else?

  30. If he had just learned to SHARE, none of this would have happened..

  31. Wendy

    Now they’re reporting that they found heroin in a baggie hidden in a bottle of…tada: Anal-Ese lubricant.

    Now, don’t everybody jump to conclusions…

  32. noneyobeezwax

    what’s all this shit about being “deeply affected by the role he was playing”. get a fuckin grip. you’re an actor, you act. it’s all make believe, why the hell would you be affected by it at all. if you couldn’t handle it then maybe you should have gone back to turning tricks for your next fix.

  33. Utley

    “Jack Nicholson’s cryptic remark last night”

    Ah-ha! He was in crypt. That explains the appearance of those two zombies behind him in the last story.

  34. my comment

    hey Wendy, it was a MOVIE. You do understand that, right? Or are you a complete fucking twat? That was a retorical question.

    I know this is a site for making fun of celebrities, but you guys are making me fucking sick with your homophobic antics and distastefull comments on assuming you know anything about this guy. Seriously, are you guys that fucked up? His family, mostly his daughter, have lost him. Now have some respect.

  35. Tamie

    I feel so bad for his daughter! She’ll never have a (another?) chance to watch dad get high when he bothers to have her over for a visit.

  36. Captain Fucktard

    Where are the “too soon” jokes? I’m deeply disappointed.

  37. LaFrascatana

    Yeah, the douche is at #22.

    Hollywood Agent is right. I remember when Brokeback Mountain came out I considered myself a “tolerant” sort and wanted to be politically correct — and then being thoroughly disgusted when Jake G. spit on his hand to lube up Heath’s butthole. The rest of the movie was just totally unconvincing. But that scene really reveals the Satanic motivation behind political-correctness and you can see it all around you.

    As for Heath, he was no saint. There are plenty of stories about his consumption of drugs. Jason Lee talks about going over to his house and finding him on the phone with his dealer. Whether or not he overdosed, his body was definitely weakened by years of tweaking.

  38. In The Know

    From what I’ve heard, he liked his narcotics.

  39. tap-tap isthisthingon

    He was apparently scheduled to have a massage in his apartment that afternoon.

    Guess he didn’t get the happy ending. Or did he?

    (too soon?)

  40. Doomhammer

    All of these fucking hollywood types are on the dope. Reds, Blues, Poppers, the weed, uppers, downers, you name it. Its all that rock-n-roll musics fault. Damn devil music !!!!!!

  41. Rita

    Ok, people, it doesn’t matter if he was a coke-head. You all need to find something else to do rather than laugh at the death of another person. You’re sick. There’s nothing wrong with people feeling sad upon hearing about someone’s death, but there IS something wrong with people being cruel about it. Why do YOU care either way now that he’s dead? Why do you have to laugh and talk about how fucked up he was and how glad you are? WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK? And why should you care that other people are sad? You’re acting like a bunch of poop-fling monkeys. GROW THE FUCK UP and get another freaking hobby, idiots.

  42. tap-tap isthisthingon

    Words last overheard in Heath Ledger’s apartment.

    “let’s massage some life into those stiff legs”

    (too soon?)

  43. @ 36

    Are they really going to play the Super Bowl on Feb 3 without giving us time to properly mourn the passing of Heath? Really? Seriously? It’s too soon. It’s just too soon.

    This is the second year in a row my Super Bowl experience has been ruined by a tragic death of a rising young star. First, Barbaro gets put down on January 29, 2007. And now this. *Shaking Head*. To quote the great Nancy Kerrigan: Why Me! Why Me!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy now, #36?

  44. tap-tap isthisthingon

    Yesterday, Heath Ledger seemed to confirm critics’ contentions that he is a stiff actor, and that his last performance in particular was a little hard to swallow.

    (too soon?)

  45. tap-tap isthisthingon

    The Ledger reads:
    Batman: 1
    Joker: 0

    (too soon?)

  46. Doomhammer

    The dead pool guys say these always happen in 3′s. So who is next? We already have Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger. Could we be so lucky to see Brittany stiff and pale soon?

  47. OMG

    OK #22 I agree with you. The rest of you, seriously get a grip. YOu people all sound so dumb. hahahaaaaaaaaaa hahahaaaaaaaaaaa talking about person you don’t even know and of course consumed by the media. hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Nobody really knows what he was up to. I am not defending him nor am I saying he what really happend BC I WASNT THERE. Its really sad to see all these celebrites with all the money in the world… no happiness what so ever. Anyway, nobody can sit there and judge bc half of you (im sure) have done drugs before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So shove it, its life we all have issues! We are all human.

  48. G

    Who’s Killing the Fag-Actors.

    Heath Ledger is found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the bedroom of an apartment in New York City, a week after Brad Renfro is found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the bedroom of his apartment in Los Angeles. Both young actors gained acclaim for roles in controversial gay-themed films– Ledger in the Academy Award-nominated Brokeback Mountain, and Renfro in Apt Pupil, Bryan Singer’s Nazi movie that led to lawsuits by underage male extras who claimed they were forced into nudity. Sadly, They Die in Threes, so we await the next Marilyn Monroe-Anna Nicole style death of a young, talented male actor.

  49. Texas Tranny

    Yeah right……..there are no gay cowboys?????????

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