039_43014heath-ledger-posters.jpgThe good news is that Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell will appear as Heath Ledger’s character in unfinished film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by the ever brilliant Terry Gilliam.

The bad news is that few are picking up on the fact that Ledger died from an accidental overdose of six different types of prescription drugs in his New York apartment. So it goes.


This supports what a lot of people have been saying for many years. I advocate transparent and unbiased research into these drugs and their effects. This is something that is difficult to do in a medical system that is primarily interested inĀ  profit rather than the well-being of patients. Of course, it would be dangerous to dismiss these drugs based solely on these latest findings. We do not want to throw out the baby with the bath water, so to speak. However, a revaluation is sorely needed.