Heath Ledger

By Patrick Day, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Those Hollywood careers that have flared out in a haze of illegal drugs are many. Everyone remembers John Belushi's lethal speedball and the tragic repeat years later of Chris Farley and his own speedball. But Heath Ledger is not the first to have succumbed to the dangers of seemingly everyday prescription drugs. Here are several other stars whose careers were cut short by items they could have picked up at the corner pharmacy.
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