HEATH LEDGER's publicist has spoken out against rumours of the late actor's alleged drug use - branding the claims "heinous lies".
Mara Buxbaum, who worked for the star before his sudden death, insists the Brokeback Mountain actor was never addicted to hard drugs and is outraged at the media speculation surrounding the 28-year-old's tragic passing.
Video footage of Ledger partying with two strangers at a Hollywood drugs party was aired in the U.S. on Wednesday (30Jan08) - and although the scenes don't show the late star indulging in any illegal activities, the TV shows involved have decided against broadcasting any more of the tape out of respect for Ledger's family.
Several U.S. websites have also reported claims that Ledger's fiancee, Michelle Williams, ended their relationship over an alleged drug habit.
But Buxbaum is keen to stress the rumours are not true.
Buxbaum tells New York Daily News, "(The story is) fabricated... just one lie among many. The speculation is heinous." Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment on 22 January (08).
An autopsy failed to reveal how he died, although police believe his death could be drug-related as five different bottles of prescription drugs were found around his apartment.
Okay... enough is enough... where was the paparazzi when the poor guy was alive? If drug addiction was an issue then putting it out in the open might have helped not only save his life but also, his relationship with his fiancee, Michelle Williams. But... it has yet to be determined what stopped his heart...All we know is that these things being said about Poor Heath is what his daughter will grow up learning ... that is just wrong.
We don't want to know anymore and will not contribute further to the assisination of his character. We do not debate what he did or did not do in his lifetime...but Poor Heath is gone.. dear Michelle and Matilda will have to deal with what remains. A little dignity pleez!
We will forever recall Heath as the hot, hot, hot guy who serenaded Julia Stiles from the bleachers... in Ten Things I Hate About You... how we envied "Kat"! We still use one of his expressions from the movie.. Patrick (Heath)"Ah... Bianca. No offense or anything, I mean, I know everyone digs you're sister. But, um... She’s without."
Well in this case... the Media and dirt diggers are sooo "without".