Medical examiner concludes cause of Brokeback Mountain star's death

Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose, a toxicology report has confirmed.

The Hollywood actor, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on 22 January, had taken a fatal mixture of prescription drugs.

‘Mr Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine,’ a spokeswoman tells

‘We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.’

The initial autopsy, which took place on 24 January, was inconclusive.

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