NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger's death has been ruled an accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications, the New York City Medical Examiner's office said.
The cause of the Australian actor's Jan. 22 death in Manhattan was announced Wednesday.
An initial autopsy conducted shortly after Ledger died proved inconclusive and the medical examiner waited for the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death.
A statement released by the office said Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.
"We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications," the statement said.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Ledger's Death Ruled Accidental
In case you were waiting for the results, like I was, UPI has released a statement.