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Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead in NY


Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead in NY
Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty

January 22, 2008

Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger was found dead in his Soho apartment today, according to developing reports from TMZ.

Heath's housekeeper allegedly found him unconscious and called 911. When paramedics arrived at the scene, pills were found strewn on the floor and the actor was said to be in full cardiac arrest, according to TMZ.

The police do not have reason to believe that any criminal activity took place at this time. Heath, 28, has a two-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose, with former fiance, Michelle Williams.

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