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Heath Ledger has been found dead in his SoHo apartment in New York City.

He was found in his bed by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET, reportedly surrounded by pills.

The 28-year-old actor has a 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose, with former fiancee Michelle Williams.

Just this past weekend, Heath was in London filming the Terry Gilliam-directed movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The last pictures of Heath were taken this past Saturday–he was dressed in a clown costume.

The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for his role as gay cowboy Ennis in Brokeback Mountain. He also finished filming his role as The Joker in the new Batman film, The Dark Knight.

UPDATE 1: According to The New York Times, “At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home 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. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play. Officials said pills were found near the body.”

UPDATE 2: Heath was found in his bed, naked and face down. There were prescription bottles left uncovered near the deceased–prescription sleeping medication.

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# 1

wow they are dropping like flies. I think I will tell anyone to avoid the fame scene

# 2

OMG i was just watching about it on MSNBC


# 3

Nooo! His poor little daughter!

May he R.I.P.

# 4

Omg…wow, didn’t expect that one.

# 5
flirtlikecrazy @ 01/22/2008 at 5:08 pm


# 6

RIP Heath..we’ll miss you mate. Heard on the news it was drug related.

# 7

R.I.P He was a brilliant actor so sad

# 8
Anonymous @ 01/22/2008 at 5:09 pm

This is so sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

# 9


You were awesome on home and away back in the days.


OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! I actually think I might cry

We’ll miss you Heath! Rest in peace and thank you for your work , especially on Brokeback Mountain. You’re my hero.

We’ll never forget you!

thats awful…its just so sad.
RIP Heath

Goodbye Ennis.

MY GOD MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

African Girl @ 01/22/2008 at 5:10 pm

This is so sad. Poor Mathilda

RIP Heath Ledger.

I can’t believe it…

stephiegirl @ 01/22/2008 at 5:10 pm

wow i can’t believe that.

this is so horribly sad. they are saying it was a sleeping pill overdose. you just never know what is really going on inside of people……

Stephanie @ 01/22/2008 at 5:11 pm


OMG I am in complete shock ! my prayers go out to his family!

Sounds like suicide. They said on the news that pills were all over the place.


He will be missed and his Daughter only 2 Another young life taken by Drugs

This is sad….why do so many people throw their lives in the garbage?? He has a child and now she has to grow up without her daddy and the only way she will remember him in through movies. I just don’t get people these days.

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