Mary-Kate wants immunity before talking to DEA investigators in Ledger case

Heath Ledger died accidentally on January 22 from a prescription drug interaction. Six prescription medications were found in his system, none of which was taken to excess. He took a normal amount of two drugs for anxiety, two sleeping medications, and two pain medications.

Heath was suffering from pneumonia after filming in cold rainy London on late nights for The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and had trouble sleeping after the anxiety and stress of playing The Joker in the Dark Knight. He may have forgotten he took some of the pills and could have inadvertently taken more, or it’s likely he genuinely believed he was taking them as prescribed and would be fine.

Investigators from the US Drug Enforcement Administration looking into how Heath obtained the drugs found that he had legal prescriptions from two doctors for all but one of them – the powerful painkiller Oxycontin. They’ve interviewed everyone close to the situation except Mary-Kate Olsen, who refuses to speak without immunity from prosecution.

A masseuse was the first person to find Heath’s body. She called another client and friend of Heath’s, Mary Kate Olsen, twice to ask for advice before emergency services were summoned. Mary Kate sent two private security guards to Heath’s apartment and never told the masseuse to call 911. By some accounts the guards arrived at the scene after the EMTs, but I read an eyewitness account that they were there a few minutes before. Given Mary-Kate’s request for immunity, and the protective way she responded when she learned he was unresponsive, we can assume she knows something about this case. The NYPD has closed their case, but the Feds are still interested. Mary-Kate’s lawyer will not comment on if the investigation is a criminal one, but she doesn’t want her client to talk unless she’s not going to be prosecuted. Mary-Katie can be legally compelled to talk with a grand jury subpeona:

The actress’ lawyer has repeatedly rebuffed attempts by the feds to question Olsen, who was the first person called after her masseuse discovered Ledger’s body in his SoHo apartment in January.

Frustrated federal officials could obtain a grand-jury subpoena to compel the funky “Full House” actress to tell them whatever she knows about the “Dark Knight” star’s behavior, his possible drug use and the events of that fateful morning, according to sources.

Probers have interviewed everyone connected to Ledger and his death, including his doctors, the masseuse, bodyguards, housekeepers, business associates and even the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, his “Brokeback Mountain” co-star Michelle Williams.

“Ms. Williams was extremely nice and cooperative,” a source said.

Another added, “Everyone has been very eager to help, saying what a great guy Heath Ledger was, everyone except Mary-Kate, who has refused to speak.”

That source explained that Olsen would be the final witness they need to conclude their investigation into where he got his drugs and medicines.

Ledger – whose performance as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” has ignited Oscar buzz – died of a potent cocktail of prescription drugs and OxyContin, the latter of which was likely obtained illegally.

His death was ruled an accidental drug overdose by the medical examiner.

And NYPD investigators closed their probe without interviewing Olsen because, they said, they got all the cooperation they needed from others. That decision, however, surprised some observers, considering Olsen’s role as a potential witness.

Instead of calling emergency responders after getting the call from her masseuse, Olsen telephoned her bodyguards in the Big Apple, telling them to race to Ledger’s Broome Street home, where they arrived just as paramedics got to the scene.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration, which opened an investigation to determine the sources of Ledger’s drugs, was not as sanguine as the NYPD about talking to the 4-foot-11, 90-pound Olsen.

The feds contacted her lawyer, Michael Miller, several times recently seeking her cooperation, but Miller has told the feds Olsen won’t be interviewed unless she gets immunity, exercising her constitutional rights.

According to sources, all of the drugs in Ledger’s body and discovered nearby in prescription bottles were legally obtained from two physicians – with the exception of OxyContin, a powerful painkiller.

Investigators “are trying to ID the source of the OxyContin,” a source said. “Did it come from a dealer, from a friend? If he had a bottle from a friend, was it taken by someone else before police responded? That is what is trying to be determined.”

The DEA probers were also aggressive with the NYPD, the sources said, and were forced to threaten to obtain a grand-jury subpoena before getting the department’s Ledger files.

An NYPD spokesman said the department never balked at handing over the files and did so after receiving a routine federal administrative subpoena.

Asked whether he asked for immunity for his client, Olsen’s lawyer said, “We are not going to comment on whether there is a criminal investigation,” and declined to speak further.

[From the NY Post]

I thought this case was all but closed, and am surprised that the DEA is looking into it so closely. Mary-Kate’s response did seem suspicious at the time, but it was easy to chalk it up to another celebrity hoping to keep a friend’s medical condition private. We’ll have to see if anything more comes out of this. It’s not uncommon for people to lend their friends medication and even if she did give Heath the Oxycontin and was prosecuted it’s hard to see how she would end up with jail time. Still, the DEA has aggressively gone after doctors over prescribing pain medication, and it’s possible they’ll go after Mary-Kate because she’s a high profile celebrity and can be made an example of.

Mary-Kate Olsen is shown on 7/16/08 running errands. The late Heath Ledger is shown in an undated image from mid 2005. Credit: Fame.

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  1. vdantev says:


  2. Anne says:

    Thanks guys for turning the comments back on for this story.

    I was surprised to read that the drugs were all taken in regular doses and he still could die from a reaction. Makes me wonder what the pharmaceutical companies and doctors are doing – not thinking about patient safety as much as they could be. I’m sure people die every day from this sort of thing but we don’t hear about because they aren’t famous.

    Kind of puts a whole new spin on the freaks who think Ledger was a drug fiend, he was just a guy who was sick and taking hte medication prescribed to him. So sad.

    And MK shows again she is classless. If she has nothing to hide why not talk? It sounds to me like Ledger was dead when the masseuse found him anyway so she can’t be blamed for his death.

  3. Rougelatete says:

    Well, they do say there’s no such thing as an “accidental” overdose. I’ve come to think about that….

  4. Celebitchy says:

    This post was re-saved accidentally with the comments turned off due to a glitch, and that has been fixed thanks to Anne for letting me know.

    It wasn’t an overdose. It was a drug interaction. Media outlets are saying “overdose,” but that is technically incorrect. You can believe whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean it’s accurate.

  5. Lara says:

    Anne, i agree with you that the whole Olsen-wants-immunity-thing is stupid. It’s disrespectful towards the people who cared about him (family not fans).
    But he clearly wasn’t taking his drugs in “regular doses” when one of those drugs wasn’t prescribed for him (OxyContin). For the same reason CB is wrong too by writing “or it’s likely he genuinely believed he was taking them as prescribed and would be fine”.
    Whatever happened we don’t know, but believing that he wasn’t on hard drugs (maybe not the day he died) is naive.

  6. A.J. says:

    If Mary-Kate has nothing incriminating to hide, then why on earth would she need immunity? It just does not make sense.

    Also, it’s very tactless of her to not come forward with whatever information she may have that could help to provide closure for Heath’s family and friends. She ought to be ashamed.

  7. Bodhi says:

    You can believe whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean it’s accurate.

    😆 CB! What a fabulously succinct way of putting it!

    I’m pretty surprised that the DEA is all over this too. I think MK should talk to the authorities. I mean, her friend died! You’d think she’d want to help figure it all out.

  8. WTF?!?! says:

    The real shame is that the people who actually need these meds, regular people in constant, chronic, severe pain, can’t get the help they need because their doctors are afraid to write them the necessary prescriptions because of a bunch of morons’ recreational pharmaceutical use.

    Heath Ledger committed suicide. No one “forgets” and takes all of their meds at once, then adds Oxy for good measure. The levels were not higher in their individual dosages, but having all of them in his system at once plus the other goodies is still an overdose. That many similar-acting CNS drugs are guaranteed to stop your organs from functioning. It’s a terrible loss, but call a spade a spade. You don’t have to take “a ton of pills”, just a few of the most potent kinds in combination.

    Oh, and Mary-Kate, you are SSOO fu¢ked!

  9. Celebitchy says:

    Again, Lara, we can only go on what the coroner said which is that he died of an interaction of 6 presciption medications, all of which were in “normal” doses. He didn’t drink anything that night according to the coroner and cops didn’t even find any booze in his apartment. Most of his friends say they only saw him drink diet coke and smoke.

    So if you want to believe he was on hard drugs at the time, or that it was a suicide despite the fact that he didn’t take a ton of pills, go ahead. There are no facts to support your opinion, only the fact that he was great at playing a drug addict in a movie.

  10. Snowblood says:

    M-K must’ve hooked Ledger up with Oxy’s which she herself obtained illegally through a pill dealer, and this is why she wants immunity so that she doesn’t catch a case for buying drugs illegally, never mind supplying someone else with said illegally-obtained drugs resulting in that person’s death after taking them. Of COURse the bitch wants immunity! She’s so screwed otherwise.

  11. daisy424 says:

    Why on earth would anyone believe this man killed himself? It’s obvious he loved his daughter dearly and wanted to see her grow up.

  12. Lara says:

    CB, don’t mistake me with WTF!
    Where have i said that it was suicide? Where have i said that he was drunk? Yes, he may have taken all the drugs in regular doses that were prescribed FOR HIM. But as you said it OxyContin wasn’t among HIS prescriptive drugs. So he clearly wasn’t taking his medicine the way he should have taken them.
    You believe the one thing, me the other. Neither of us can prove the other wrong. Being a possible drug addict doesn’t diminish his acting skills.

  13. Anoneemouse says:

    I hope they go after her. Anyone wanting immunity from prosecution has something to hide. What a “great” friend she was to Heath. I believe she was his drug supplier and nothing else – the girl always looks half out of it. Why else would her sister be distancing herself from her too? Too much points toward MK’s involvment in his death. No wonder she feels so guilty.

  14. Victoria says:

    I agree with A. J. and BODHI. Marykate has always been running away with the truth since Heath died. Even Kim Ledger ( heath’s dad ) has tried often to contact her and get information only to have his calls stopped… and forwarded to her lawyers office. ( us weekly ) To be such a good friend, she sure has turned the other cheek when it came time to help him and his family to have a little peace. Heath never, ever would have left this world on purpose. Sadly he made a terrible mistake and judgement as some people have before him. Taking prescriptions drugs NOT belonging to him. After working in a pharmacy for 10 years, I can tell you, how often we see this, but no matter how many times we tell people NOT to do it and we are in high pain management, they STILL, BUY, TRADE, SELL and GIVE away their drugs. Even we know it and contact their DR.’s it still goes on. I don’t see it ending any time soon, with some crooked doctors getting kickbacks and are hooked themselves with some of these patients giving drugs BACK to their own DR. YES, we have seen it happen. Marykate is involved, but what to what extent who knows. She is afraid of prosecution so it must be serious. But I wish the Ledgers some peace soon!

  15. Celebitchy says:

    Sorry Lara your comment was more measured than WTF and I’m sorry for putting hers together with yours, but you did say that “believing he wasn’t on hard drugs is naive.” Why is it naive when there is no evidence to support it other than hearsay?

  16. Snowblood mentioned it before I could – the pills were probably obtained from “questionable sources” and MK doesn’t want to talk about her candyman. (Who would? They are notoriously withholding once you start talking to the police. It’s like the color of your money somehow changes from green to neon purple. Fickle bastards.)

    Poor guy. His death always smacked of suicide or at least a suicidal attempt to me, but then again I’m probably just making inferences based on my own life experiences. Perhaps he didn’t mean to kill himself, maybe he was looking to unwind after a tough day. I haven’t heard the coroner’s report that he took all his meds in their prescribed doses until now, though. I wonder how many different doctors he had, and if they were all in communication with one another.

  17. Alyrose says:

    I like the way Jaundice Machine put it, that it may have been an accidental suicide, he may have just been looking for a way to unwind. That makes sense to me, because it’s right in the middle. It seems reasonable with what the media have put out to think it could have been a suicide. I don’t believe he meant to kill himself. It may have been pretty dumb to put all of those together, to get a little bit of a buzz.
    I do, however, think that he was a brilliant actor and is still loved by friends and family alike, and still will be even if its descovered to be an intended suicide.

    Mary-Kate, however, should watch herself. If she incriminates herself any farther, she’s going to be getting a lot of unpleasant visits from alot of unhappy people.

  18. A.J. says:

    Also, why should she be so damned worried about immunity? We all know that the celebrity legal system vastly differs from that of your Average Joe, and little miss MK would most likely get a slap on the wrist. If it is bad publicity she is worried about getting due to whatever dirt she refuses to dish, the publicity from not coming forward is going to bite her in the ass ten times harder, methinks.

  19. Lizabeth says:

    CB —

    I’m not sure why you are so adamant that Ledger’s drug use was appropriate and supervised but I am a doctor and I think it should be said that it is possible that it was neither.

    First of all, there is no reason to take two sleeping medications. None of the medications are named but temezepam is used for sleep and it is from the same class of medication as most anti-anxiety agents, benzodiazepines. These drugs produce additive respiratory depression so if he was taking three from the same class, yea, he’d probably stop breathing. Especially if he two two opiod painkillers on top of it, which also cause respiratory depression.

    Second, just because each medication is taken within the FDA approved dose range for each indication in no way means that these medications should be taken together. The fact that he obtained his legal prescriptions from two different MDs could indicate that he was aware of that and was seeking to subvert the professional judgement of one or both physicians.

    Finally, the way the original story is worded makes me think that he DID die of respiratory depression and by calling it an “interaction” it absolved Mr. Ledger of the stigma of a drug overdose. Technically, it would be an interaction of his medications but it is HIGHLY unlikely that he was using them in the way that they are supposed to be used.

    Yours and other comments are very unsettling. Prescription drug abuse is a terrible problem in this country. It’s not that hard to play the system, visit multiple physicians and pharmacies and obtain whatever cocktail you’d like, all within “legal” boundaries. So to emphasize that Heath Ledger obtained his medications legally is irrelevant and misleading. No one can know his intent, but I can say that I would question the judgement of a physician who would prescribe that cocktail knowingly without very strongly worded cautions and very specific directions as to the safe administration of his medications.

    One commenter questioned what doctors are doing about patient safety and I’d like to address that as well. Personally, I’m doing everything I can to make sure that my patients take their medications safely and appropriately but it’s tough. It’s not hard to play the system and ultimately, the responsibility to learn as much as possible about medication lies with the patient. People who use multiple doctors and multiple pharmacies inadvertently or intentionally subvert the safety net of having a small group of highly trained professionals administering their health care. It’s further complicated in an emergency situation when people can’t remember what they take and why.

    So if you are genuninely concerned for the safety of you and your family, I’d like to recommend that you make a list of every medication you take, including dosage and directions for use and have a pharmacist review it for potential problems. Update this list as needed and carry it with you. Something this simple could save your life. I’m not kidding. I’ve seen way too many patients admitted through emergency services who fail to receive the proper care because EMTs or hospital staff don’t know what medication the patient takes.

    I would especially recommend the above for people who have elderly parents or neighbors. This could save their life.

    I don’t mean to sound snarky, I just think that you are misinterpreting what’s being said about his overdose and the implications of his use. Let me be clear, I don’t know what his intentions were. I just think it’s important to understand that just because he used prescription medications in FDA approved dosages does not in any way mean that the combination of medications was appropriate or that the potential for overdose wasn’t painfully obvious to anyone who would have had access to his complete prescription profile.

  20. Enn says:

    Look, in my mind, it was an accident. Not sure why there was Oxy mixed in; maybe that’s something the Toothpick Queen can explain when she’s subpoenaed.

    Reading through these comments has really been hurtful for me, because my father-in-law died of an accidental overdose nearly three months ago. He was on a combination of several heavy-duty painkillers and sleeping pills to deal with back injuries sustained over 30 years ago. Unless you have personally dealth with this exact type of loss, and read the coroner’s reports, you have no right making blanket statements like “He committed suicide” or “It wasn’t accidental.” I could give you lengthy medical explanations as to why it is much easier to accidentally overdose on PMs than to intentionally do so, but I won’t waste my time. (I’m a pharmacist. I could bore you to death with molecular structure all day.)

  21. mollination says:

    It’s not Mary-Kate’s fault her friend died. He was a grown man and knew better than to illegally obtain OC. I think it’s natural for people to want a culprit whenever there’s tradgedy, because it’s much easier to gain closure and catergorize your pain than when it’s merely an accident. It was an accident. It’s not Mary-Kate’s fault, and you can’t blame a girl for wanting to cover her ass. I’m sure she wants to help with the investigation, but her going to jail isn’t going to rectify anything. Heath will still be gone even if she’s punished.

  22. Ethan says:

    She could have aved him by simply calling an ambulance ASAP.

    She chose to let him die while her main concern was to avoid negative publicity for herself and clear the place from the drugs she provided him.

    She should be held accountable for her decisions that cost his life.

  23. Snowblood says:

    I agree with you, Mollination. True, what you said.

  24. mollination says:

    Ethan, I think it was reported that the coroner believed Heath was already gone when the Masseuse found him. It would be nice to hold someone accountable, especially considering there were some poor decisions made, but if anyone should be held accountable for not calling 911, shouldn’t it be the masseause and not MK?

  25. Lizabeth says:

    Enn —

    No disrespect to your father in law’s situation, but I’m going to guess that he was in his 50s or perhaps older. Surely as a pharmacist, you can recognize the differences in the pharmacokinetic profile of your father in law and an otherwise healthy young male?

    I have been through this situation before. His death is tragic, yes, because it could have been prevented. It would be wonderful if it could have meaning as a discussion point regarding safe medication use.

  26. Jill says:

    I am a pharmacist also, and I am worried when people say he wasn’t on “hard” drugs. Too often people feel that prescription medication isn’t dangerous because it isn’t illegal– and it most certainly is. It is so important for everyone to realize that and never take any combination of drugs without first making sure your prescriber and pharmacist are fully aware of everything you take. All of the drugs he took that day were controlled substances– “hard drugs” in my book. Not to say that he meant to kill himself, or that it wasn’t a horrible thing to have happened.

  27. Sleepy says:

    Heath is ultimately responsible for his own death for taking the pills and thus putting them in his own body – however, if someone gave him the Oxycontin illegally shouldn’t the feds try to figure that out and possibly charge the person if they feel it is justified?

  28. rottenkitty says:

    Heaven knows I am loathe to be an apologist for anyone — buuuuut, MK may have been told by her lawyer not to talk to the police unless she got a grant of immunity. My guess is she has some very high-priced/high-powered legal representation, and those guys see their jobs as covering their clients’ asses no matter what.

  29. Anne says:

    Accidental suicide? Don’t know who said it above but that statement is rediculous. Either you want to commint suicide or you don’t there is nothing accidental about it. He died from mixing strong prescription drugs together, in ‘normal’ doses like the coroner said and CB has pointed out. The only thing he did wrong (besides taking medication that wasn’t prescribed to him) was not checking with his doc or pharm if it was ok to take them all together.

  30. Kevin says:

    Oxy is a schedule 1 drug,,,just like morphine or coke. If he had it and it wasn’t prescribed to him then that is a big deal. the drug probably prevented his body from telling itself to breath. Mary Kate is probably hiding her full house ass because she gave him the meds.
    Also, you would be surprised how little doctors study pharmacology and how much influence the drug reps wield on them. It is usually up to the pharm D to catch bad prescriptions that will cause bad interactions.

  31. xiaoecho says:

    Why doesn’t she just lie and say she left some medication in the bathroom cabinet? Heath was borrowing her house.

    Demanding immunity, she like the little kid with chocolate all ’round its mouth saying “…no mummy. I didn’t eat the chocolate biscuits”

  32. Jinxy says:

    Bottom line is the masseuse didn’t call 911, and Mary Kate did not tell her to do so until he was dead. I blame MK and will do so forever. It was in her hands to do the right thing. Could the Masseuse have done so, sure. But ultimately big bucks made the decision which lead to Heath’s death.

    If he was alive while they were arguing on the phone about it, and then he stopped breathing she caused him to die. How long, until the phone log is released who knows, but I imagine it was a while if that short thing is avoiding responsibility and not answering questions. Maybe that’s why she’s a falling down drunk, guilt.

  33. Kevin says:

    Xia….chocolate biscuits? Sounds delish.

  34. Scott F. says:

    Kev – I’m guessing she’s British, or at least European. My step-dad is a Brit, and what they call a ‘biscuit’ is what we would call a cookie. Of course if I’m wrong, I wanna know too, because that does sound good.

  35. czarina says:

    The problem with this article, is that it’s inflammatory and unspecific.
    Read it again.
    It’s all innuendos, the way the author has put it together.
    What does MK need immunity for?
    It’s implied (by the next paragraph talking about who gave Heath the drugs) that she wants immunity for being involved in giving them to him.
    But it could be something much more simple, like failing to disclose that she knew Heath was recieving prescription meds not quite legally.
    (I work in a legal office, and believe me there are a few thousand shades of gray to something like this.)
    That said, I’m not blindly defending MK–she may very well have either provided drugs or knows the name of who provided them. I’m just saying, don’t buy into that article hook, line and sinker, because it sounds like the type of piece that is edited for maximum scandal.

  36. xiaoecho says:

    Kevin and Scott…….we call cookies biscuits in Oz. What Americans call biscuits, we call scones 😀

    come to think of it?….chocolate coated scones….yum

  37. Snowblood says:

    Ooo! I want a chocolate-covered scone… and is MK around? Wondering if she could hook me up with an 80 milly Oxy; my back, as usual, is killing me and I’ve been out of my meds for too long. Hey, MK! Hook a sista up!

  38. Hey Enn, I appreciate where you are coming from with your father-in-law, and I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I have a simular experience – and I’ve taken enough psychology courses to realize that it definitely primes the way I look at this particular case. My mother also overdosed . . . but it wasn’t accidental.

    I honestly think that on some level Heath wasn’t comfortable with who he was, or what he was doing with his life. (That’s not a judgement call, just an observation.) I don’t think anyone but Heath will ever know for certain whether it was his intent to die that night, if he was experimenting subconsciously with a suicidal attempt, or if he was honestly trying to unwind after a particularly difficult day. And I think that his mens rea is somewhat of a moot point, anyhow – at least in regards to Miss MK Olsen.

    Regardless, I don’t think that he ought to be judged – none of us will ever know the events surrounding his untimely death. Nor do I think MK ought to be held accountable for his death. Whether or not his death was intentional, I doubt MK would have known that Heath would use Oxy as the final ingredient to his killer cocktail. She isn’t acting like a particularly suspicious individual simply because she contacted her lawyer. ( The primary suspect in my mother’s death skipped town and changed his name, so I may be a bit biased.) I think she was lending meds to a friend as a favor, completely unaware that he may be subconsciously suicidal, or at the least, a major health risk due to all the medications he’s been prescribed. It wasn’t malicious, and I don’t think she needs to be punished for it. If she was remotely close to Heath, she’s suffered enough as it is.

  39. Snowblood says:

    Jaundice Machine, bella that was an awesome post, beautifully writ & I agree with you re: MK and Heath Ledger.

    Oh! ( Um, and MK Olsen? If you’re reading this right now, so how about it eh? Hook a sista up? please..? )

  40. Ethan says:

    Yes, I agree- BOTH MK and the masseuse should be held accountable for failing to do the right thing and saving his life.

    It is very hard to tell when exactly he died.
    However, it is very clear that when you face a man not responding you should think about saving his life- not saving your reputation and clearing the scene.

    Look, I know from friends in NYC that he took drugs.

    He was stoned many times they saw him.

    I assume he mixed drugs, but it has nothing to do with suicide or his role in TDK.

    Those are lame excuses that cost him his life.

    It doesn’t matter at all.

    He could have been saved. Period.

    She should not have given him drugs (and I mean drugs). That was why she sent a guy to clear the apartment- which is even worse- because the doctors couldn’t even understand what happened.

    Let’s say the doctors got him on time but they need to understand how to treat him and they need the information regarding what he had taken.

    MK – not only did she provide the drugs, and failed to call 911, she also made sure till this very day that the authorities and the family can’t know what happened to him (=what did he use).

    So the doctors didn’t have the information to try to save him, the public cannot be warned about whatever he did that we should be warned- and she still cares about her publicity instead of more important things.


  41. sak0319 says:

    although everyone here seems to think they know what happened, no one actually does. But from my knowledge of prescription drugs, and people close to me with problems….oxycontin can kill you the first time you take it. most people today are snorting it so it gets into your system faster, but a time released pill like that can be deadly. Also, abusing oxys has the same effects as heroine….resulting in respiratory problems. now im not saying that he was abusing, but if you look at the fda website it says that snorting one pill one time can kill you. and mk probably does have something to do with supplying the oxys to him, and since he died, its considered manslaughter…so completely understandable why shes asking for immunity.

  42. czarina says:

    Ethan; By that same logic, Michelle Williams should be even more accountable for Heath’s death, as she lived with him and was close to him for years and knew exactly what he was doing.
    In fact, rumor has it, that is why she parted from him; because of his drug use.
    If the woman he loved, the mother of his child, couldn’t get him to stop abusing himself (not just using meds, but not sleeping or eating properly, etc.), than how is Mary Kate, of all his friends and family, singled out as the one who should have “helped” him?
    Moreover, Heath was dead when the massuse arrived at his apartment–read the reports of his death and that is made clear.
    Trying to blame a young woman for a grown man’s bad choices and poor judgment is unfair. Also, accusing her of providing drugs to Heath Ledger, based on…what?…your own conviction that she did? is groundless speculation.
    If facts come out to support such an accusation, that’s one thing. But it could just as easily been dozens of other people Heath knew and hung out with.
    Be reasonable.

  43. Alyrose says:

    I don’t think that all of the blame for not calling the ambulance can be placed on MK. The Masseuse could have just as easily called the ambulance. I understand the idea of wanting to see if anyone knew what happened, but it was not the time to do it, and most certainly not her job. Clearly, something was severely wrong with him. She should have thought “ambulance. 911. he needs help.” not, “here, ill take the time to check his phone and call some teenager that probably wasnt even here…” Sure, she could call her later, or maybe tip the police with a “MK could possibly know what happened”. There just was not enough effort put into it.

  44. LILLY says:

    He committed suicide.