Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Best know for the movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’
NEW YORK — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence in what authorities say is a possible drug-related death, the NYPD said. He was 28.
NYPD spokeswoman Stephanie Jaramillo told FOXNews.com that Ledger was discovered by his housekeeper at his apartment on Broome Street in the Soho section of New York City and was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. EST.
Jaramillo declined to comment on the cause of death, saying only that “the investigation is still ongoing.”
But The New York Post reported that Ledger died of a possible drug overdose and his apartment was strewn with pills. They do say he drugs are prescription drugs.
Ledger had an appointment for a massage at his Manhattan apartment, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press. The housekeeper went to let Ledger know the masseuse had arrived and found him dead, according to Browne.
The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Oscar for “Brokeback Mountain,” where he met his wife, actress Michelle Williams, in 2005. Ledger and Williams had lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, until they split up last year.
Ledger’s roles include the suicidal son of Billy Bob Thornton in “Monster’s Ball” and had starring roles in “A Knight’s Tale” and “The Patriot.” He was to appear as the Joker this year in “The Dark Night,” a sequel to 2005’s “Batman Begins.”
5:36pm – According to Fox News TV they just stateed that they are still waiting for the medical examiner to arrive. At this point they don’t expect foul play but are saying that it was possibly an accidental drug overdose Police are currently surrounding the apartment to keep the crowd away…..flagranny2