The sad and tragic loss of 28 year old Heath Ledger.
Australian born Heath Ledger was found dead today in his NY City apartment at the age of 28. Heath Ledger known for his movie roles in Broke Back Mountain, The Patriot, Monsters Ball and A Knight’s Tale. The Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger was found dead in what some are speculating as drug related. The signs seem to point to suicide or an accidental overdose. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday according to the medical examiner’s office. Ledger was a tremendously talented actor with his whole life ahead of him. May he rest in peace.
NEW YORK (AP) - Heath Ledger, the talented 28-year-old actor who gravitated toward dark, brooding roles that defied his leading-man looks, was found dead Tuesday in a Manhattan apartment, face-down and naked at the foot of his bed with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said.
There was no obvious indication that the Australian-born Ledger had committed suicide, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
The Academy Award-nominated actor was 28.
Ledger was found naked and unresponsive, facedown on the floor at the foot of his bed by a housekeeper trying to wake him for an appointment with a masseuse, said police spokesman Paul Browne.
“Pills were found in the vicinity of the bed,” he told CNN.
“This is being looked at as a possible overdose, but that is not confirmed yet.”
Browne later told reporters some prescription medications were found in the room, including sleeping pills.
HEATH Ledger’s shocking demise is not only a terrible loss for his daughter Matilda, his Perth-based family and his many fans, it also throws into disarray two movies.
Ledger was in production with the next instalment in the Batman series, The Dark Knight, in which he was starring opposite Christian Bale as a macabre joker.
Early photos from the set suggest Ledger was taking the series into a new darker chapter.
Also on Ledger’s slate was the new Terry Gilliam film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, about a travelling theatre company. It was due to start filming in London shortly.