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Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead in NY Apartment

By January 22, 2008

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Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger was found dead in his Soho apartment, according to developing reports from TMZ. Heath's housekeeper allegedly found him unconscious and called 911. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found pill bottles on the floor and the actor was said to be in full cardiac arrest, according to TMZ.

The police told TMZ that they do not have reason to believe that any criminal activity took place. Heath, 28, has a two-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose, with former fiance, Michelle Williams. More details to follow as they are released.

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images.


January 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm
(1) Toni-EvinNRobsMom says:

Wow…this is a total loss. He was a great actor. My heart goes out to his daughter & his family.

January 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm
(2) Bonnie says:

It’s Mary-Kate Olsen’s apartment at 421 Broome Street in SoHo according to The New York Times, your parent company.

January 22, 2008 at 6:30 pm
(3) Dee says:

The apartment is owned by Mary Kate, and Heath is merely her tenant. She does not live there and has no connection to it except that she is the owner/landlord.

January 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm
(4) Care says:

This is surreal.

January 22, 2008 at 7:01 pm
(5) Carrie says:

Actually it turns out that it wasn’t Mary-Kate’s apartment – the NYT article has been amended.

March 1, 2008 at 1:24 am
(6) a real man says:

Just another pathetic actor who killed himself…. Just a shame that it wasn’t George Clooney instead….

March 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm
(7) Andrea says:

heath was a great actor and will be sorely missed by his friends, fans , & mostly by his beautiful daughter and family. I cryed the day i heard that heath died and i have also hear that he died because of the nightmares that he started having after his wonderful role in the Darknight. Which he played a wonderful joker. Heath u did a wonderful job in all ur movies and are enjoyed my all ur true fans world wide.

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