Heath Ledger brilliant career ends in tragedy

Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead at a Manhattan residence Tuesday. Police told ABC News' Richard Esposito that two drugs -- one prescription and one non -- likely played a part, and the death appeared to be accidental.

At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at the apartment in Manhattan's downtown SoHo neighborhood for an appointment with Ledger, police sources said. The masseuse was let in by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Ledger's bedroom.
When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found the actor unconscious on a bed, naked, surrounded by prescription medicine and another non-prescription drug.
The housekeeper and masseuse shook Ledger, but he did not respond. They then called the authorities, according to police.
Police added that they did not suspect foul play. Initial reports claimed actress Mary-Kate Olsen owned the apartment Ledger was found in, but police denied that the residence was Olsen's. A police source lateer said the maid or the housekeeper called Olsen and her security team responded to the apartment on Broome Street.

They said it was not clear who owned the apartment, but Ledger appeared to be a resident.
The superintendent of the building, Tamba Mossa, declared Ledger had "been renting the apartment for about four months" but he didn't know who owned the residence. Mossa added that he was surprised to learn about Ledger's death, saying the actor had always been "very nice" and would often go on walks with his young daughter.

Later this year, Ledger is slated to appear as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," the latest film in the Batman franchise. In a November interview with The New York Times, he revealed how he'd thrown himself into the role, saying, "Last week, I probably slept an average of two hours a night. … I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.''
According to the newspaper, he was taking the sleep medication Ambien to get rest, but to no avail.


asked by Maddox in Cycling | 3836 views | 01-23-2008 at 12:55 AM

damn such a talented boy.

answered by zglows | 01-23-2008 at 06:46 AM

I liked the guy it's a terrible loss.

answered by mummy | 01-23-2008 at 02:40 PM

I was shocked when I found out and usually I never care when famous people dies

answered by ezequiel | 01-23-2008 at 02:43 PM

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