Heath Ledger found dead

January 22nd, 2008 // 535 Comments

Heath Ledger was found dead today in a New York City apartment owned by Mary-Kate Olsen according to the New York Times:

At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities.
The police said they did not suspect foul play. Officials said pills were found near the body.

TMZ reports Heath Ledger was in full cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived and was announced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: Heath Ledger was reportedly suffering from pneumonia, according to TMZ. The pills were over the counter sleeping pills and accidental overdose is not being ruled out. An autopsy is being performed tomorrow.

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  1. mikael

    well that sucks. he was a cool actor.

  2. hotfive

    Twelfth!

  3. Brittany

    Whyyyyy

  4. anon

    first

  5. Spicegurl

    Very sad day

  6. Katie

    RIP :(

  7. Aura

    WOW that’s a shocker!!!!
    Is that why they split?? Because of his drug problems??

  8. First! I wish I knew how to quit you!

  9. Emmy

    I was wondering when this would make it up here… so sad =(

  10. linds

    man…shocking. really sad…

  11. Lily

    That’s pretty damn sad. I always liked him.

  12. Wow. Very shocking. By all accounts a good guy, and coming into his own as an actor.

  13. Jade

    Did he drug himself to death? I am getting so tired of hearing about rich and privileged celebrities doing/overdosing/dying from drug use.

  14. Holy shit! My kids loved A Knight’s Tale!

    (oh yeah..first!)

  15. anon

    first

  16. Damn, didn’t see that one coming..

  17. roi

    oh shit

  18. commish

    He could quit us.

  19. anon

    first

  20. B.S.

    RIP. YOu will be missed

  21. RIP cant believe it!!

  22. I wish I knew how to quit him…

  23. cat

    R.I.P.

  24. mikael

    well that sucks. he was a cool actor.

  25. Val Escher

    Wow

  26. burmpth

    meh.

  27. uglypeoplesafaris

    Whos Heath Ledger?

  28. Marina

    Good lord. 28 is too young for this kind of thing. His poor (ex) fiancée, and daughter…RIP, good sir.

  29. First! I wish I knew how to quit you!

  30. The Dude

    What a shame. R.I.P. We will all appreciate your role in The Dark Knight even more now.

  31. Joshua

    Mix of emotions. Mad that he did this, despite all his success and promise. Sad, of course for the loss of life. Disappointed that we can no longer expect to see him in future films, especially reprising his Joker role.

  32. Redhead

    :’( I loved him.

  33. diana

    Man, thats pretty sad. I wonder if they’re going to decide to “dedicate” batman to him

  34. B

    This makes me so sad :(

  35. JudyO

    So sad. Such a waste.

  36. jcastanza

    Bummer.

  37. this is very sad. I hope Batman is finished. I feel bad for his daughter. He wasn’t even a “bad boy”!!!

  38. Patricia

    R.I.P

  39. diana

    how sad

    I wonder if they’ll dedicate “batman” to him

  40. diana

    how sad

    I wonder if they’ll dedicate “batman” to him

  41. this is very sad. I hope Batman is finished. I feel bad for his daughter. He wasn’t even a “bad boy”!!!

  42. this is very sad. I hope Batman is finished. I feel bad for his daughter. He wasn’t even a “bad boy”!!!

  43. diana

    how sad

    I wonder if they’ll dedicate “batman” to him

  44. hah

    3:31…she was late.

    there’s a joke there somewhere, but it’s pretty morbid

  45. podafa

    twenty fift…. damn!

  46. diana

    how sad

    I wonder if they’ll dedicate “batman” to him

  47. diana

    how sad

    I wonder if they’ll dedicate “batman” to him

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