Heath Ledger’s father blames his son for his own tragic death. Kim Ledger talked about the tragic moment during an interview with Daily Mail Australia. He claimed that Heath’s death was “totally his fault.” The famous actor died about eight years ago due to an accidental overdose. At the time of the tragedy, the talented actor was finishing filming his part as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
“It was totally his fault,” Kim Ledger stated. “It was no one else’s. He reached for [the pills]. He put them in his system. You can’t blame anyone else in that situation. That’s hard to accept because I loved him so much and was so proud of him.” So, Heath accidentally ended his own life and no one is to blame for that.
According to the actor’s father, before his death, Health actually talked to his sister Kate. Kate warned him that he should not be taking prescription painkillers with sleeping pills. Allegedly, the actor was aware of the risks of such a mixture, but he did not want to listen. He was found dead in his New York apartment. His death was caused by a fatal dose of oxycodone, diazepam, hydrocodone and doxylamine.
“His sister was on the phone with him the night before telling him not to take the prescription medications with the sleeping tablets,” Health’s father said. “He said, ‘Katie, Katie, I’m fine now. I know what I’m doing.’ He would have had no idea,” he concluded.
Heath Ledger’s death has surely been a tragedy and a huge loss for Hollywood. After his death, the actor posthumously won an Oscar for his role in The Dark Knight. He managed to achieve a unique performance of The Joker and his work received the deserved appreciation. The actor has a daughter, Matilda Ledger, with actress Michelle Williams. Michelle and Heath were never married. Michelle previously opened up about coping with the tragic loss and the media that went crazy.
“It was too much – trying to deal with what had happened and trying to deal with what was at our doorstep. I just felt trapped,” she said. “And it’s not just me – there’s somebody else who I’m trying to protect, and I can’t. I can’t make it stop, I can’t make it go away. Trying to find ways to explain it or shield her from it. It’s like you’re trying to go about your life, and make dinner…but the roof is off of your house, and the walls are falling down.”