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Heath Ledger found death in New York City apartment

Australian actor Heath Ledger was found death on Tuesday at an apartment in New York City.

Heath Ledger found death in New York City apartment Australian actor Heath Ledger was found death at an apartment in a Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. According to the police, Ledger was found naked in bed with sleeping pills nearby, but at this point it is unknown if the death was a suicide attempt, incidental overdose or else. Heath Ledger had scheduled an appointment for a massage at around 3:30, but when the massage therapist arrived, Ledger failed to answer the door and a housekeeper let the therapist in, who found the motionless body of the 28-year-old actor. According to the medical examiner's office, an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, although Heath Ledger's body was not removed from the building at press time.

 According to unconfirmed reports, Heath Ledger was found death at 421 Broome St. in Soho, at an apartment allegedly owned by Mary-Kate Olsen. At the time of Ledger's death the Olsen twin was in California. Heath Ledger was married to actress Michelle Williams, whom he met at the set of "Brokeback Mountain". Michelle Williams played his wife in the film and two had a daughter, now 2-year-old Matilda, and lived together in Brooklyn until they split up last year. Heath Ledge was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain".

 Published on 01/22/2008

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