Ledger’s dad says death an accident

Heath Ledger’s father Kim with another family member at their home in Perth, AustraliaHeath Ledger‘s father, Kim, says his son’s death was an accident. In a televised statement on Australia’s Nine Network, he said on behalf of himself, Heath’s mother Sally and sister Kate: “We would like to thank everyone around the world for their well wishes and kind thoughts at this time. Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him. He was a down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish individual, who was extremely inspirational to me. Please now respect our family’s need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately. Thank you.”

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  1. Rudolph Ransom • January 23, 2008 @ 12:03 PM

    A pity that a such fine actor has passed away.

  2. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 1:48 PM

    The parents wishes have been duly noted, and should be respected by all of us. Lets leave them alone to greive.

  3. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 2:01 PM

    How does his dad know it was an accident? He wasn’t even there!

  4. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 2:45 PM

    Agreed, and the post mortem will tell how much, and what kinds of drugs were in his sytem. That amount will determine the truth and as much as we feel for his immediate and extended families, the truth will be what it is.

  5. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 8:53 AM

    Leave them alone.

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