Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal still struggling with Heath Ledger’s death

Heath Ledger and Jake GyllenhaalHeath Ledger died over two-weeks-ago - but his pal and 'Brokeback Mountain' co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is still struggling to come to terms with the 28-year-old actor's untimely death.

"Jake's not snapping out of the shock," a friend of the actor tells America's OK! magazine. "He's a pretty upbeat guy, and this is tearing him apart."

The insider adds that Jake — who is godfather to Heath and Michelle Williams' 2-year-old daughter Matilda — feels guilty for not being there for his friend."He really bonded with Heath and said nothing but amazing things about him as an actor and as a person. I bet he wishes he had known how bad things were but there's only so much a person can do."

Toxicology results - released today, showed the Aussie actor had consumed a vast number of different prescription pills before being found dead in bed in New York.

"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," said New York Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch.

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

Oxycodone is a painkiller, Hydrocodone is better known as Vicodin, Diazepam is commonly called Valium, and Temazepam treats anxiety or sleeplessness. Alprazolam is known as Xanax, and Doxylamine is a sedating antihistamine often used as a sleep aid.

By Owen Williams, Feb 06 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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