Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead today in his Manhattan apartment, according to TV reports. PageSix.com says it was a drug overdose, but there is no confirmation on that yet. Stay tuned: We will update this post as we hear more news.
Update: From the New York Sun: “Police said a housekeeper found Ledger’s body lying on his bed in an apartment at 421 Broome St. in SoHo at 3:35 p.m. surrounded by pills. According to police, Ledger had scheduled a massage for that time, and the housekeeper had gone to wake him up for his appointment.” CNN is reporting that Heath was actually still alive but unconscious when he was found.
Update 2: Here’s a listing for an apartment in that building. It’s a “cast iron loft” with sixteen-foot pressed-tin ceilings and a fireplace.
Update 3: According to the Times, the Soho apartment where Ledger was found is owned by actress Mary-Kate Olsen. Olsen is currently in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival to celebrate the premiere of her film The Wackness. The paper also reports that Ledger was found in the nude.
Update 4: The Times reports that police are saying the death looked like a suicide. The pills found near his body, according to Gawker, were over-the-counter sleeping pills. Even though paramedics arrived less than twenty minutes after the body was found, the site adds, Ledger’s heart had already stopped. Us Weekly, meanwhile, has already found a friend of his who says “we saw it coming.”
Update 5: Apparently, it’s not actually Mary Kate’s apartment.