Heath Ledger refused rehab

Heath LedgerAccording to US Weekly, Michelle Williams drove Heath Ledger to the Malibu celebrity rehab center Promises in March 2006 because he was abusing heroin, coke and booze, but he refused to check in, vowing instead to clean up on his own. Ledger didn’t keep his promise, which led to their breakup in 2007. Williams then demanded he be drug tested each time he was to be alone with their daughter, Matilda. A source said the actor suffered from depression and in recent months, “had been discreetly reaching out to private counselors.” Another friend revealed: “He looked like a zombie. A week or so before he died, he admitted he needed help. We were thrilled.” Unfortunately, it was too little, too late.

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  1. crappy • February 1, 2008 @ 9:15 AM

    Such a waste. At least he didn’t take anyone else with him (via a car crash or excessive partying).

    I feel for his young daughter who will never really know her father.

    Maybe now he’ll have some peace.

  2. Christina • February 1, 2008 @ 10:13 AM

    I feel for his family, and all the families of people suffering from a loved one with an addiction.
    I wish his family the best.

  3. rip~Heath • February 1, 2008 @ 10:22 AM

    How can a celebrity rip???? once they die, all the dirt comes out whether its the truth or a lie…when a person dies leave them alone..let the family deal with the death of a loved one and STOP throwing mud at the dead.

    rip Heath and thoughts & prayers are with his family and especially his little girl

  4. Sad • February 1, 2008 @ 1:04 PM

    It’s a real shame to lose someone as talented as Heath. He was a great actor and he will always be remembered.

  5. Ala • February 1, 2008 @ 2:49 PM

    This is NOT true – Michelle Williams made a statement and said that this statement was absolutely false. Why doesn’t the press check out their stories before they print them!!!!

  6. tributegirl • February 1, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    Because the press doesn’t care if something is true or not, they only care about selling magazines and making money. Anyway, I’m glad it’s not true, I didn’t really think it was anyway.

  7. An actors life is not their own! The whole world is involved, and know everything there is 2 know! Heath was taken from this world well b 4 his time! His family cannot mourn their loss, due 2 the fact that the whole world is watching over their shoulder! Now his family is the celebrity!
    We need 2 put ourselves in their shoes! We don’t quite understand what it is like 4 our life 2 not b our own! We take 4 granite that we can walk down the street, or go grocery shopping without being hounded by fans! I wouldn’t 4 one minute trade my life 4 the life of a celebrity! Privacy is a privilege! A privilege that celebrities don’t have! Even in death!

  8. Gina • February 2, 2008 @ 10:58 AM

    I 4 1 agree with you. 4 everyone 2 stop. I wouldnt want 4 1 minute 2 b in their shoes. b 4 u judge, think about wut its like 4 ur life 2 not b ur own!
    But then again, there is so much 4 us 2 no 2 b able 2 come up with n opinion 4 ourselves.

    Is 1337 (leet) style writing worth the effort to read?

  9. Ashley • February 2, 2008 @ 10:38 PM

    It his Choice!!!

  10. tributegirl • February 3, 2008 @ 8:58 AM

    Thank you Gina! Hopefully others will get your wit and sarcasm. That is really hard to read, and should be saved for text messaging!

  11. Gina • February 3, 2008 @ 1:31 PM


  12. Arnold • February 4, 2008 @ 12:48 PM

    What you talkin about Ashley?

  13. Arnold • February 4, 2008 @ 7:05 PM

    Hey Arnold 2 it’s “What you talkn bout”. Copy with accuracy or back to the Anonymous, anonymity with you.

    Gina thanks for playing by the numbers 🙂

  14. Gina • February 4, 2008 @ 11:21 PM

    Arnold on February 4, 2008 7:05 pm

    I can’t stand it. I feel like I’m reading a 12 yr olds msn. Maybe I’m just too damn old to adapt.

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  15. Anonymous • February 5, 2008 @ 1:57 AM


  16. tributegirl • February 5, 2008 @ 2:18 PM

    Texting style is very annoying, I have to agree with you all there. I’m assuming it must have been a very young person.

    Ok, so is this article true or not true? Personally I hope it is not true because I thought he was a really good actor, and seemed to be well grounded. But in Hollywood you never know.

  17. Gina • February 5, 2008 @ 11:45 PM

    Very sad. Whether he was using or not doesnt make him any less of a person; he just couldn’t find a way to cope with his problems.

    Every time a person dies a library of knowledge is lost

  18. Patricia • February 6, 2008 @ 4:55 AM

    I will never understand these celebs that get caught up in the drugs and alcohol scene. Theyhave lives that regular people would kill for and they take it all for granted.It’s really quite sad they have the world by the tail and they throw it all away for a quick fix and you know there’s only one way in for it to end and that is in an over dose or death! Such a waste. I feel sorry his little girl Mattilda who will never know her daddy and what he could have been, she will only grow to know what he was unfortunately the drugs and abuse will eventually overshadow his acting abilities!



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