Police have cleared a $20 note found near dead Australian actor Heath Ledger, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported, after initially suspecting that it had been used to snort cocaine.
The news that “no drugs found on Heath Ledger $20 note” came as a shock to those who were under the impression that the twenty depicts inventor John Flynn.
On receiving the negative test result from the lab, one investigator commented, “I could have sworn I gave you a $50.”
Although cleared of cocaine offences, the $20 note was formally charged and released on $30 bail.
Having intensively combed the note for clues, police will now take a look at the body and maybe some of those drugs that were found in the apartment.
According to the Herald, Mr Ledger, star of The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, was found surrounded by sleeping pills. Police tried without success to wake the pills.
The entertainment industry was shocked and dismayed to learn of Mr Ledger’s death, before realising that they were thinking of Guy Pearce. He is such a dream-boat.
The death is a sober reminder that you can have $20, but that won’t necessarily make you happy. Said one family member, “the real tragedy is that Heath will never get to spend that $20.”