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Probe Into Heath Ledger's Death Now Closed

Federal prosecutors in New York have decided to close an investigation into the prescription drug overdose that led to Heath Ledger's death.

The decision comes days after an official voiced his displeasure that Ledger's close friend, Mary-Kate Olsen, had refused to answer questions about how he obtained the powerful painkillers. She refused two requests to be questioned without immunity from prosecution.

The Drug Enforcement Administration had obtained a subpoena that could have forced Olsen to talk if she continued to hold out, however, they don't believe pursuing the case will yield them any further evidence. The case could still be revived if new evidence surfaces.

It's thought that Olsen was seeking immunity because she may have helped Ledger obtain some of the powerful painkillers illegally. Ledger was killed by the dangerous combination of drugs in his system.

August 7, 2008 |

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