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Jackson's Death Upsets Ledger's Family

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Jul 08, 2009 | 7:38am EDT

Heath Ledger's family was heartbroken by the recent loss of Michael Jackson, because it reminded them of the late actor's death from an accidental overdose.

The Brokeback Mountain star's father Kim was devastated upon learning of Jackson's sudden passing on June 25 as the tragedy reminded him of the day his own son was found dead after taking a lethal combination of prescription drugs.

He says, "On the day Michael died I spoke to my daughters and former wife Sally and we all had such a down day."

But Kim insists his son is the only person who can be blamed for his own death.

He adds: "At the end of the day, we're all responsible for what goes into us and I blame Heath for not being responsible."

Ledger was discovered dead of an overdose in his New York City apartment in January 2008.

Meanwhile, Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest, with reports suggesting a prolonged addiction to prescription painkillers could have contributed to the King of Pop's untimely demise.

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