"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," the office said in a short statement.
"We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications."
Some interesting developments over the past week are worth noting however. Towards the end of the day on Friday, February 1st former fiancee' Michelle Williams finally made a public statement about the death of her daughter's father saying "My HEART is BROKEN"...". This comment (not unlike the Jack Nicholson one) could be viewed in a couple of ways after unconfirmed reports of cocaine and heroin addiction had led to the split between the two Hollywood stars. Also, it was only two days later that Tom Petty and the HEARTBREAKERS dusted themselves off to participate in the traditional Super Bowl Halftime sex ritual...three of the four songs performed by Petty and the Heartbreakers that evening were from the album "Full Moon Fever"...January 22nd, 2008 was the first full moon of the year, and the day that Heath Ledger passed away. For more on the halftime ritual see Concrete Junkyards post "Super Bowl 42/Tom Petty update"
One story which hasn't received much play but I also find interesting is one that deals with an individual who had been posing as Heath's father Kim Ledger. It seems that the person responsible is either quite CRAFTY, well connected or BOTH; as he was able to obtain the direct phone numbers of multiple A-List celebrities in order to perpetrate his supposed "scam". Two of the names, whom had almost immediately been contacted by the hoaxer as news broke of Mr. Ledger's passing struck me as unusual...Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Their connections to Heath Ledger?, unknown...their connection to one another?; they are both HIGHLY visible Scientologists. PLEASE take a look at the story below...I believe the details of Heath Ledger's death are buried somewhere between the lines. Was this a "so-called" hoax or a well organized counterstrike in the actual WAR that is underway between Scientology and the generic ANONYMOUS?
I know it's often difficult for many people to even remember what day it is, and news stories seem to fade into oblivion after a day or two...but for the awoken, let's refresh ourselves and think back over the weeks leading up to, and after Heath's supposed "accident". Consider the timing of these events.
Andrew Morton's book (released between Jan. 14-18) Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography is released. In the book, Mr. Morton suggests that Tom Cruise is second in command of The Church of Scientology...among other things.
On January 16th a 9-min. segment from a 2004 Organizational video of Tom Cruise discussing Scientology "leaked" onto the internet causing COS to file copyright lawsuits.
Then this on January 24th, 2008 [source: http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9857280-36.html?tag=newsmap]
UPDATE: Google representatives informed CNET News.com on Thursday that this "internal issue with Google Translate" has been fixed.Gawker has unearthed a rather odd bug in the Google Translate software: its English-to-Spanish translator converts the name of the actor Heath Ledger, who died tragically on Tuesday, to the name of another actor--Tom Cruise. So if you enter in "I will miss Heath Ledger," Google Translate will come back with "Voy a perder Tom Cruise."
This looks like a simple bug in the system, perhaps the work of a bored Googler somewhere in the world. It only affects the English-to-Spanish translation; translations from English into other languages leave "Heath Ledger" intact, and "Tom Cruise" remains "Tom Cruise" in a Spanish-to-English translation. And the bug only appears to apply to the name "Heath Ledger," as substituting a number of other actors' names (Owen Wilson, John Travolta, Russell Crowe, Jake Gyllenhaal) also fails to yield "Tom Cruise."January 26th, 2008...Australia Day festivities take place in New York. A large contingent of Aussie's just happen to be in town less than 4 days after fellow countryman Ledger passes in his SoHo apartment. A rather devestating sync...
January 30th, 2008...10 California based Scientology addresses receive Anthrax-hoax letters in the mail.