Warner Brothers, which is releasing the movie this summer, released a statement reading in part, "The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent.
He was such a special and genuine person, so extraordinarily talented because he was so raw and honest with his feelings. This is immensely sad." Meanwhile, quotes Jack Nicholson has said simply, cryptically, "I warned him." Ledger will next be seen reprising Nicholson's role as the Joker in Batman sequel The Dark Knight, trailer here.
My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time," said Olsen in a statement shortly after his death.
Despite tabloid speculation, Mary-Kate Olsen had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger's home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them. Interesting that Olsen is requesting immunity from the Drug Enforcement Administration while denying so many possible drug charges!
“In the case of someone with a higher profile, it’s often a case of ‘what do you want’ instead of ‘what do you need,’” Kim said.
“There’s so much pressure on them to perform so even though your body is telling you that it’s not good and needs time, it’s like ‘just take these painkillers and keep going.’” Late in February 2008, a federal investigation into Ledger’s death exonerated two American physicians of any wrongdoing, citing that the doctors in question had prescribed the actor other medications than the ones that killed him.
The frenzied phone calls from Apartment 4 came as the "Brokeback Mountain" star lay naked and facedown in a bedroom filled with sleeping pills and anti-depressants. Police are awaiting toxicology reports but are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose.Recalling his accidental overdose, father Kim Ledger is using the experience for good, working towards raising awareness for the addictive opioid painkillers that contributed to his son’s death.“It was totally his fault, there is no one else to blame,” Kim said in an interview with the Daily Mail Australia.But the breadth of her public denial, and the likely damage to her reputation if it was later found to be false, do make it seem unlikely Olsen has a connection to the drugs that killed Ledger, and make it at least less likely that her bodyguards tampered with the crime scene.Which raises the inevitable question, why does Olsen need immunity?