Heath Ledger found dead

The Superficial | January 22, 2008 - 5:16 pm

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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