Heath Ledger's father, Kim Ledger, has made a heartbreaking confession about his son's death.
“It was totally his fault. 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," Kim recently told Daily Mail Australia.
Kim (center) accepting Heath's 2009 posthumous Oscar with Sally and Kate. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The late actor's dad additionally revealed Heath's sister Kate spoke with him the evening prior to his January 2008 death and warned Heath about the dangers of drug use.
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“His sister was on the phone with him the night before telling him not to take the prescription medications with the sleeping tablets,” Kim continued. “He said, ‘Katie, Katie, I’m fine now. I know what I’m doing.' [Heath] would have had no idea.”
Heath with his daughter, Matilda, in 2007. (Photo Credit: INF Photos)
“Heath mixed a couple of drugs together with sleeping tablets and he’s gone forever,” he said. “That’s something [my wife, Sally, Kate and I] just have to deal with.”
“He was a young guy that traveled all the time for work,” Kim added. “Even as a two-year-old, he hardly ever slept. He was trying to work and travel and do everything in a short space of time.”
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