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Old 01-22-2008   #1
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Goodbye Heath Ledger, Rest In Peace

Actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment, New York police tell CNN.



NEW YORK (CNN) -- Actor Heath Ledger is dead, the New York Police Department said Tuesday. The Academy Award nominated actor was 28.

Ledger's housekeeper found him dead in his Manhattan apartment, New York police said. "Pills were found in the vicinity of the bed," police spokesman Paul Browne told CNN.

"This is being looked at as a possible overdose, but that is not confirmed yet."

The pills appeared to be over-the-counter sleeping medication, said police spokeswoman Barbara Chen.

Ledger was unresponsive when he was found by a housekeeper who had gone to wake him for an appointment with a masseuse in the Soho apartment, Browne said.

The apartment is owned by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, The New York Times reported.

He died at 3:26 p.m., they said.

The New York Fire Department received a call at 2:27 today responding to a "cardiac arrest call" in New York.

They found an unresponsive male dead at the scene.

In 2005, the actor played Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain," about two cowboys who had a secret relationship.

The role earned him the Oscar nomination. Ledger was born in Perth, Australia. He has a young daughter with actress Michelle Williams, his co-star in "Brokeback Mountain."

I liked this guy. Too bad. He was only 28.
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I loved the guy. I can't even react to this... it's unbelievable.

He finished production on The Dark Knight; it will be his last role.

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wow that's pretty crazy.

just hearing about any young person dying is terrible. i wonder what happened?
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Re: Heath Ledger is dead

Holly Crap, I can't believe this, Heath is my favorite male actor, he has been for quite some time. (And not just because he was hot) ABC news is saying that it may be drug related.

ABC NEWS REPORT I'm not sure if I believe that Heath was into drugs though. I guess we will see...
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that's the first thing i thought of though when madre's post said they officers were responding to a call about cardiac arrest.
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Re: Heath Ledger is dead

They did find pills near the body, according to a couple of reports cited by the Wikipedia article about his death...

He was one of my favorite actors of all time. This is so depressing.
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yea, it's sad. but it'd be sad whether he was a star or not. just devastating that someone with so much fame and money would live that way or do that.
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Heath Ledger was such a hottie.....and The Knights Tale is the best ever...ill give a little tear to him
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They did find pills near the body, according to a couple of reports cited by the Wikipedia article about his death...

He was one of my favorite actors of all time. This is so depressing.
(To both of you) It seems so likely, but it is quite easy to get hooked on prescription drugs, and it's probably just as easy to accidentally overdose too.

It is also quite possible that someone wanted him dead after "Brokeback Mountain" as well. It wouldn't be too hard to poison him, or put drugs in a drink or something, and then put the pill bottle next to his body either.
I think it's a sketchy story, that needs to be investigated. But apparently he hasn't been dead for even 3 hours (judging by my time - there may be time zone differences) so an autopsy won't be performed for a while yet either.
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Tragedy, indeed.

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The story is getting weirder and weirder. The apartment was owned by Mary-Kate Olsen.
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that's odd. but has nothing to do with his death right? or is that what you're saying?
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Well, I don't think she killed him if that's what you mean. No, I just think it's odd he was found there. They say they don't know what he was doing there. Apparently she was somewhere else. California, I think.
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The story is getting weirder and weirder. The apartment was owned by Mary-Kate Olsen.
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that's odd. but has nothing to do with his death right? or is that what you're saying?
It may...Is there anyone saying that the prescription drugs were indeed his?
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http://www.people.com/people/heath_ledger/biography

Here's a short biography. Too bad. He had a lot of promise.
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wow.

wow, thats a bummer.

he was one i kind of LIKED.
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I seriously thought this was a really bad joke at first. It still blows me away. It's like I can't believe it. I WON'T believe it! What a piss off. What an Elvis-esque way to go.

What's the bet that either the aliens killed him or Mary-Kate did?
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I seriously thought this was a really bad joke at first. It still blows me away. It's like I can't believe it. I WON'T believe it! What a piss off. What an Elvis-esque way to go.

What's the bet that either the aliens killed him or Mary-Kate did?
I just read a source that says the Mary-Kate thing was just a rumor and that he owned the apartment in which he died.
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He died of drugs, there's not respect in that.

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He died of drugs, there's not respect in that.

I don't even feel sad.
He has no history of any drug related problems. He was also found with pills all around him. Not necessarily inside him. Until an autopsy is performed, there is no way we can just say "He died from an overdose".
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