Ledger to be buried in AustraliaJanuary 24th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
New York, Jan 24 (ANI): Oscar nominated actor Health Ledger will be buried in his hometown of Perth, Australia.
A source at the Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel told the New York Posts Page Six that the funeral house was preparing to ship the 28-year-olds body to his home country as soon as possible.
Michelle Lee, a rep for the Australian consulate, confirmed the report saying: Our consulate has been in contact with his family and has offered assistance to help fly Heaths body back to Australia.
The Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel has been the final stop for many of the world’s most famous names including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon, Judy Garland and Luther Vandross.
Ledger passed away on Jan 22 at his New York apartment. His body was found by a masseuse and a housekeeper.
The police have said that there was no signs yet of foul play or suicide. Cops also dismissed reports that illegal drugs were found in the apartment.
A post-mortem conducted overnight on the actor was found to be “inconclusive”.
New York Chief Medical Examiner’s spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said blood and tissue samples taken from Ledger would be screened for legal and illegal drugs with the results expected to be announced in 10 days to two weeks.
“We did the autopsy today and the results are inconclusive,” Ms Borakove said.
“We have to do some additional testing in order to determine the cause of death and the testing would include toxicology testing and tissue testing.” (ANI)
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