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He was found in Mary-Kate Olson's Apt in SOHO. The plot has thickened.

 

He was at one time a Brooklyn Resident when he was with his Girlfriend.

 

So sad.. 28 Years Old! as far as Drugs people have Over Dosed without being considered Drug Addicts also. We'll have to see how this ends.

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JT says: ariadne...LOL The body is still in the apartment!

 

JT, what do you mean "LOL"??? If this incident is LOL to you, then I am sure that I will never again read anything you post.

 

It is a tragic situation, pure and simple.

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>He was found in Mary-Kate Olson's Apt in SOHO. The plot has

>thickened.

 

There are conflicting reports - I just read that the apt in which he was found was his own home. If so, was he living with MKO?

 

I know suicide plays no favorites but it is difficult to imagine what could have seemed so hopeless in his life that he wanted to end it. Wouldn't accidental overdose be more plausible?

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Lucky.. I was commenting on the fact that "The New York Times Says"....

 

We New Yorkers KNOW how many facts they Screw UP!!!!!!!!

 

Especially when people jump on "anything said" without any time to get the facts! His Body was found 3 Hours ago, and yet the Truth is Reported? I seriously doubt that.

 

;-)

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So shocked. Terrible loss. Great actor with so much courage. Alot of other actors were afraid to take on "Brokeback Mountain" and he wasn't. Unforgettable performance that was sadly not rewarded. He could have done so much more. Whata loss to us all.

 

A guy that works for me...a friend, said to me when I walked in his office and told him the news, he said, "Well, I guess, he's quit him now.."

 

Dammit.

 

So fucking sad.

 

Okie

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>I suppose this will become another Hollywood-type circus but

>it truly is sad when someone so young and attractive as a

>personality on the screen is found dead at 28 from an apparent

>pill overdose. :-(

 

I guess the circus has already begun, judging from the crowds of curious seen flocking around the front door of his apartment building.

 

I can never understand why people have this compulsion to stand and gawk like a clutch of ghouls. The only thing they could hope to see is the body being carried out - sickos, one and all. It was bad enough that they showed it on TV. Why does the media stoop to their level?

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

I have been thinking about the 40 year old masseuse who thought she was just going to do a massage and ended up finding a dead body. Not only that, but now she is world famous.

 

Will she sell her story? Did her family think she was a secretary? Will she be a victim of the new found fame or will it hurt her?

 

 

How would the escorts and masseurs here react? Would you want the publicity?

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You say tomato...

 

Nomination, nomination, nomination. Exactly. Recognized but not rewarded. Of course, like they all say, it's enough to just be nominated. Come on.

 

And also in my opinion, Phillip Seymour Hoffman wouldn't have been "deemed" anything, if the voters had seen Toby Cooper as Capote in "Infamous"..

 

But then again, I also think that Beverly D'Angelo as Patsy Cline in "Coal Miner's Daughter" was so much better than Jessica Lange...I read that they cut some of D'Angelo's scenes because she stole the movie from Spacek.

 

Way off the subject. What the fuck.

 

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

The maseuse was originally said to be 40, now she's 45 , and ...unlicensed!

NY Post

January 25, 2008 -- The masseuse who discovered actor Heath Ledger's body does not hold a state license to do massage therapy, officials said yesterday.

 

As a result, Diane Lee Wolo zin , 45, may face charges that could put her behind bars for four years. The state Education Department, which licenses massage therapists, found that Wolozin was not licensed, a spokesman said.

 

The department passed that information to the NYPD.

 

Practicing massage therapy without a license is a felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

 

Neither the Police Department nor the Manhattan District Attorney's Office could immediately say whether they would pursue charges.

 

Wolozin found Ledger unconscious in his bedroom at his SoHo apartment Tuesday.

 

She called his latest squeeze, Mary-Kate Olsen, four times before calling 911 for help. The operator gave her instructions in performing CPR, but it didn't help.

 

Licensed massage therapists are supposed to be certified in CPR, the Education Department spokesman said.

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

Rentboy calls someone with these Non-Qualifications..Body Worker's!

 

BUT in NYC there are Very Good Masseur's.. who are Not Licensed for one reason or another! I'm thinking she was recommended Originally by someone he knew.

 

People under "Stress" donot always do the right thing! But again should they be blamed for it? IMHO NO! This is a very Sad Situation for all involved.

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The toxicology reports are now in and the coronor has ruled Heath Ledger's death accidental. He had six prescription drugs in his system and, although I didn't read it in the NYTimes report, no illicit drugs such as cocaine. It would appear that the family's claim that his death was accidental was right.

 

IMO there never was any evidence to suggest a suicide, nor the use of lethal hard drugs such as heroin. For such a public figure, stories suggesting these possibilities would inevitably surface. I understand that there is some chatter about a pot video but that would seem to be besides the point. There was no evidence of pot in his system either.

 

As I said in another post related to this story, it is sad that so many people take prescription drugs to excess. Actors are no exception. :-(

 

There is a place for these strong drugs. I carry with me everywhere I travel one of the drugs that was in Heath's body, a powerful pain killer, to treat a medical condition I have that produces severe pain suddenly and without warning (kidney stones). I have had 3 operations to remove these stones but I have more. But I respect the power of these pills and only take them when required. And I never mix them with other pills that might interact adversely. It just takes common sense and a healthy dose of prudence. Little pills can do a lot of damage if abused, as they often are. x(

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

I may have missed it but I don't think there has been anything published about his funeral arrangements. Has anyone heard?

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

>There is a place for these strong drugs. I carry with me

>everywhere I travel one of the drugs that was in Heath's body,

>a powerful pain killer, to treat a medical condition I have

>that produces severe pain suddenly and without warning (kidney

>stones). I have had 3 operations to remove these stones but I

>have more.

 

I too have trouble with kidney stones. Have you tried Lithotripsy?

I have had that proceedure 3 times - obliterated the stones and a completly painless procedure. As for a pain killer when needed, I have found Demerol to be best. What pain killer do you take and is it stronger than Demerol? There is nothing more painful than kidney stones when they decide to act up.

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Lithotripsy didn't work for me as the stone was in an awkward position behind the pelvis. I went through two lithotripies to no avail. Then the doctor recommended a procedure where he went up the urethra with a laser. He found two stones, one in the ureter and the other in the urethra. No wonder I was going to the can every hour on the hour for weeks before the operation!

 

I carry Oxycodin with me wherever I go. I have used it three or four times when I have had attacks. For some reason it is always past midnight when I have these attacks and I have only once had to go to the hospital. That was before I had the pills. The Oxycodin works for me.

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RE: What About The Masseuse?

 

>I too have trouble with kidney stones. Have you tried

>Lithotripsy?

>I have had that proceedure 3 times - obliterated the stones

>and a completly painless procedure. As for a pain killer when

>needed, I have found Demerol to be best. What pain killer do

>you take and is it stronger than Demerol? There is nothing

>more painful than kidney stones when they decide to act up.

>

Demerol (meperidine) is an ultra-short acting narcotic (the shortest-acting, in fact), and it accumulates toxic metabolites. Using it for repeated doses can easily lead to seizures or other toxic neurological events. Its use should be generally limited to anesthesia or other VERY brief painful conditions. Any doctor who prescribes it for any other reason is woefully ignorant. Plain old morphine is much safer (and comes in sustained release forms for more long-standing pain). If a patient really needs a "buzz" from his narcotic, hydromorphone is a safer option, but I would only prescribe it for a short-term condition or, more commonly, for terminal patients.

I would also add that meperidine has some uniquely dangerous and often even fatal interactions with multiple medications and alcohol. In fact, the sister of a good friend of mine died after it was given to her by an ignorant ER doctor (for headaches, which is a particularly big no-no with this medication). I think I may have prescribed it once or twice in the last 15 years, and both of those times with hospitalized patients.

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