Heath Ledger, famous for his role in 2005’s Brokeback Mountain, was found dead earlier this afternoon in his Manhattan residence. He was only 28 years old.
Ledger had a massage appointment scheduled in his Soho apartment and when his housekeeper went to inform him that the masseuse had arrived she found him. He was apparently in his bed and was unresponsive when they tried to shake him. The time was approximately 3:26 pm. 911 was called and by 3:45 pm he had been pronounced dead.
Police don’t suspect foul play but pills were found beside his body so his death might be drug related.
Ledger was last seen in public in London on Saturday on the set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Ledger has a daughter, Matilda Rose, with Michelle Williams whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2005. He and Williams broke up in September, 2007.
I don’t know about you, but I’m shocked by this news.