Doctors under investigation over Heath Ledger death
Two doctors are under investigation by federal drug authorities over Heath Ledger’s untimely death.A GP in California and another in Texas are being questioned over prescriptions after the Australian actor, 28, was found dead in a New York apartment last month. An autopsy blamed his tragic death on an accidental mixture of prescription drugs.A source told People magazine: ‘We are investigating doctors in Los Angeles and Texas with regard to Ledger’s prescriptions.’It is as-yet uncertain whether there was any wrongdoing involved. The source added: ‘We don’t know yet. The agents were there this week, and we are waiting to hear from them.’The doctors in question are thought to have supplied Ledger with Oxycontin and Vicodin, law enforcement sources tell New York’s Daily News, with the issue in question being whether they were prescribed legally.Besides Oxycodone and Vicodin (also known as Hydrocodone), autopsy results also showed that Ledger’s system contained Diazepam (commonly called Valium), as well as Temazepam, which treats anxiety or sleeplessness; Alprazolam (also known as Xanax); and Doxylamine, a sedating antihistamine often used as a sleeping aid.