Heath Ledger Found Dead in his SOHO Apartment. May have died from overdose.
Heath Ledger has died inÂ an apartment in New York City.Â
Early reports were that he was found dead on his bed. Updated reports are that he was laying face down on the floor.Â There were reportedly prescription medications around him. He was found in the SOHO apartment by a house keeper, at 3:35 ET today.Â Law enforcement sources told TMZ they don’t believe it was a crime.Â
Reports are thatÂ a masseuse arrived at his apartment and was let in the door by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. Paramedics arrived and attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 28 year old actor became known for his role in the film “A Knight’s Tale” and was also in “The Brother’s Grimm”,Â “Home and Away” andÂ “Casanova”, among other films. He was nominated for an academy award in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.Â He has completed shooting in the upcoming Batman movie “The Dark Knight”.Â The buzz has been that his performance as the joker was beyond excellent.Â
Ledger had a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams.
We are shocked by the news, wish his daughter and everyone close to him well in this time of shock, grief and healing.Â You were a very talented actor, Heath.
Last Known Picture of Heath Ledger:
Here is the last known picture of Heath Ledger, taken in London the Saturday beforeÂ his death, on the set of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”, a movie that was being directed byÂ Terry Gilliam and was due to be released next year.Â
9 thoughts on “Heath Ledger Found Dead in his SOHO Apartment. May have died from overdose.”
Did Heath Ledger overdose though? I read from this website that he checked into an Australian rehabilitation facility last year to learn injection of heroin for the movie Candy.
Here’s the site:
I don’t get it?
Why is he dead ?
My favorite movie by Heath Ledger is 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. I thought that he was the best part of the entire movie! When he played in the movie The dark knight I never thought that they could make him look so ugly but they did! It is a shame that he died he could hae been more famous than Brad Pitt!
I think it is a huge tragedy that we lost something so special and so caring. I feel so bad for poor little Matilda having to grow up and only know her father through his movies and never actually meeting him. If I could I would go back and be at that apartment and steel his prescribed drugs so this wouldn’t of happened.
Heath Ledger will be missed terribly and will forever remain in our hearts.
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OMG i so love heath ledger i carnt belive he is died i love all he films i feel sorry for his family coz he was just so nice he will always be in my heart :-(
i really loved his work…i was totally shattered when i heard he was dead…will miss u heath,love u honey :'(
Heath Ledger was the best actor…
i really love heath ledger and i love his work . he is the best actor and he wil always be .he is in my heart and he will be in it forever and ever and ever the joker is the best role i lode it so much and i always do like him .i love heath
i really love heath ledger and i love his work . he is the best actor and he will always be .he is in my heart and he will be in it forever and ever and ever the joker is the best role i love it so much and i always do like him .i love heath