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U.S. Attorney's Office Officially Closes Criminal Case in Heath Ledger's Accidental Death

August 07, 2008 05:01:48 GMT

The authorities officially end investigation to find out the person who gave him the substances that contributed to his sudden death "because they don't believe there's a viable target."


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The case is closed. A law enforcement official said Wednesday, August 6 that the U.S. Attorney's Office has closed the investigation into Heath Ledger's accidental death by drug overdose early this year. Not only federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue a criminal case into how the late actor obtained the painkillers that contributed to his death, but also they file no charges in the case.

Ledger was found dead in his Soho apartment on Jan. 22. He was 28 years old. Following an autopsy, authorities determined the actor died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs for pain, anxiety and sleep. They have since then tracked down on who contributed the substances to him. Heath's former fiancee Michelle Williams and ex-girlfriend Helena Christensen are among the people who have been involved in the investigation.

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is the last who's planned to be questioned since she was the first person who was called by masseuse Diana Wolozin the day she found Heath's dead body in his Manhattan apartment. The "Full House" star who used to date him refused though, demanding for immunity before being questioned.

Officially closing the case in Heath's accidental death, the authorities said they took the decision "because they don't believe there's a viable target." That being so, the investigation into Mary-Kate was also closed without any charges being filed.

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