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.

Photo: Getty Image
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  1. IKE

    Good actor.
    R.I.P.

  2. Smom

    That is just so sad. I feel so terrible. I hope this was just a tragic death rather than suicide.

  3. Honeybailey

    This is one of those stories that I wish were a joke.

  4. jcastanza

    Hey superficial guy, time to throw another server or two or more bandwidth at this beast. Or is it just me? Getting kind of annoying.

  5. chewgees

    Heath and his drugs…………I can’t quit you

  6. Chantelle

    Oh my God – I can’t believe he’s dead! How utterly shocking o_O

  7. Katie

    RIP :(

  8. Tim

    HAHAHAHAHA… oh this is so funny…

  9. uglypeoplesafaris

    Whos Heath Ledger?

  10. jcastanza

    Hey superficial guy, time to throw another server or two or more bandwidth at this beast. Or is it just me? Annoying!

  11. Raegan

    Wow. I just hope that the movie The Dark Knight will leave a bright note on his career. RIP Heath. We will miss you.

  12. trisarahtops

    NOOOOO!!!

    dammit.

    i hate drugs.

  13. PunkA

    He dies, yet Britney lies. WTF is that?!

  14. Valerius

    Wow

  15. Niks

    Ugggggg. Why does it have to be the good ones.. it’s should have been that Shithead Britney/

  16. Joker

    this fucking sucks. all these talented hollywooders popping pills and throwing their lives away.
    tragic

  17. diana

    how sad

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

  18. diana

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

  19. 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.

  20. JR

    what’s the matter with you people? a brilliant young australian man has thrown away his life in its prime and all you care about is who posted the first comment on here?!? May the oncoming Malthusian Catastrophe reach every corner of this soul-rotted civilization.

  21. lili

    i wasn’t expecting this one at all. such a promising actor.

  22. Raegan

    Wow. I just hope that the movie The Dark Knight will leave a bright note on his career. RIP Heath. We will miss you.

  23. Jasers

    Just sad ass shit.

  24. get a life

    somebody dies and people still post “first” what the hell. I’d like to know what the hell is wrong with you. When you die, I’m going to be the first one in the church at your funeral yelling “FIRST” and then we’ll see how cool it is.
    idiots.
    have a little respect.

  25. cat

    OMG!!!! RIP

  26. Mardi

    I don’t understand how people like #29 can read this site and not know who he is. Jesus.

    Anyway, it’s a terrible tragedy, not only was he a very talented actor, but also a new daddy. His daughter is only about 2 and will never really know (or remember) who her daddy is…

    RIP Heath.

  27. HELP

    RIP — a good guy and a fine actor.

    Of all the witless, half-assed celebs out there that we all practically have a death-watch on, how did something like this happen to him? Never saw it coming.

  28. Ray

    How unbelievably tragic. Loved him from the moment he lit up the screen. To think we won’t be allowed to see what could have been is unfortunate as he was a young hottie who actually had – and used – his talent. God bless his daughter. How tragic to lose your father at the age of two.

  29. D-Town

    This is all part of the Viral marketing campaign for Batman. I bet a joker starts terrorizing New York.

  30. Jasers

    Just sad ass shit.

  31. Tim

    HAHAHAHAHA… oh this is so funny…

  32. Raegan

    Wow. I just hope that the movie The Dark Knight will leave a bright note on his career. RIP Heath. We will miss you.

  33. Tim

    HAHAHAHAHA… oh this is so funny…

  34. chelsea

    God this sucks. I really liked him.
    Brad Renfro was first, he was second, I wonder who will be third?

  35. kati

    i can’t believe this…

  36. DJ

    Very sad. Hollywood has lost a talented actor :-(

  37. Maxine

    Let’s see – a rich young actor, flush with fame and wealth, doing what he loves, dies from an accidental or intentional overdose. Looks like suicide because it’s pills. Yeah, what a “tragedy” — his poor little daughter…had a dad who didn’t have the character to be grateful for having the world at his feet, and in his darkest moment (which was not very dark at all by the standards of real suffering) couldn’t put his daughter first. Today the world lost a real pussy.

  38. digitaldevil

    1. WTF.

    2. Why does this site sometimes lag and fucking suck my balls? I tried to comment 15 times and we’ll see if this god damn comment goes through.

  39. e

    heath ledger committed suicide

  40. Rusting Rabbit

    Three thoughts that came to mind:

    oh no! I liked him as an actor and he seemed really discipline about his work…

    OMG…batman…my movie…*cries*…i really wanted to see him as the joker…

    I blame the olsen twins…seriously…

  41. Justin

    Well batman will be relieved to hear the joker is finally gone

  42. Bunny

    Tsk tsk. I liked him. He was a good actor. And so young… It’s such a shame. And it’s a shocker that he died in Mary Kate’s apartment! RIP…

  43. Bunny

    Tsk tsk. I liked him. He was a good actor. And so young… It’s such a shame. And it’s a shocker that he died in Mary Kate’s apartment! RIP…

  44. Jasers

    Just sad ass shit.

  45. Lindsay

    He was a good actor and fairly good looking – he’s way to young to die.
    Poor Joker :(
    Fairly quick update though.

  46. Princess

    Another shitty actor bites the big one. I would have picked so many others (Lindsay, Paris, Nicole, Britney) to go first, but i can’t complain.
    Tally this one up as another actor dead because of drugs, and now he will be praised as some tragic story, just like Anna Nichole, even though she clearly didn’t deserve it either.
    He wanted to be Brandon Lee (The Joker makeup was a total rip of of the Crow) but he couldn’t die while filming, so he ODs afterwards. Way to be a “Hollywood Legend” you dumb shit.

    Face it, his is famous for being a fag cowboy and we are all supposed to commend him for that? no thanks.
    His stupidity killed him.

  47. The Dark Knight is said to be in post production and IMDB said The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was filming. I am sure the Drk Knight is going to make a lot of money now..

  48. Ignio

    WHO FUCKING CARES????

    Actors are a dime a dozen. He was ok but not great by any means. And suicide is for cowards.

    NEXT!

  49. Princess

    Another shitty actor bites the big one. I would have picked so many others (Lindsay, Paris, Nicole, Britney) to go first, but i can’t complain.
    Tally this one up as another actor dead because of drugs, and now he will be praised as some tragic story, just like Anna Nichole, even though she clearly didn’t deserve it either.
    He wanted to be Brandon Lee (The Joker makeup was a total rip of of the Crow) but he couldn’t die while filming, so he ODs afterwards. Way to be a “Hollywood Legend” you dumb shit.

    Face it, his is famous for being a fag cowboy and we are all supposed to commend him for that? no thanks.
    His stupidity killed him.

  50. boo

    This is just so sad. He was so good in every movie I’ve seen of his, especially Monsters Ball.

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