Jack Nicholson: ‘I Didn’t Warn Heath Ledger About Dying’

Jack Nicholson: 'I Didn't Warn Heath Ledger About Dying'

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Jack Nicholson has rubbished reports that he warned Heath Ledger about the possibility of dying.

The veteran Hollywood actor caused a stir outside a London restaurant when he cryptically told fans that he warned Ledger about dying.

However, the 70-year-old star, whose role as the Joker in Batman was reprised by Ledger just before his death, states he was misquoted and was simply warning everyone against using that brand of pills.

“What I actually said was, ‘I warned them,'” said The Bucket List star. “I had a bad experience with those sleeping pills [that Ledger apparently took.]”

“I took one of these pills and had just gone to sleep when I had a phone call to go to an emergency at a friend’s house. I jumped up, went outside and some time later woke up on the driveway.

“It sounds amusing but I live in the mountains and it could of been worse. I didn’t know Heath Ledger, but I know those pills.”

The Brokeback Mountain star was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22.

An initial autopsy failed to reveal the cause/s of death. Police are still awaiting the toxicology results, which, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s office, are now due out on Wednesday.