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Heath Ledger

is Dead

1/22/2008 6:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0122_ledger_ex_1-1TMZ has learned that 2006 Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY.

He was found dead in his bed in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET today. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime, adding that prescription pills were found near his body.

According to NYPD a masseuse arrived at Ledger's apartment and was let in by a housekeeper. When Ledger didn't answer his bedroom door, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened it and found him unconscious. They attempted to wake him; when they couldn't, they called 911.

We're told when paramedics responded, the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 28-year-old actor has a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams -- they separated in September, 2007. He plays The Joker in the upcoming Batman film, "The Dark Knight" and is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking role as Ennis in "Brokeback Mountain."

We're told Heath had dinner last night with his model girlfriend Gemma Ward.

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1171.

havesomerespect    

To chitown
You need to get a life and have some respect for the dead. I take it by your comment that you have never lost someone you love. Have respect for the dead!

2354 days ago
1172.

tom    

you'd think he would have hired a better housekeeper... what the hell was this woman doing for 3 hours? she "thought he was snoring?" more like his last gasps of air,,,,,,, i am sick for his loss.....

2354 days ago
1173.

havesomerespect    

You need to get a life and have some respect for the dead. I take it by your comment that you have never lost someone you love, or respect. Have respect for those who knew and loved him. He was never one who was associated with the wild ones. Be a respectful and true human being, this also goes for all who have no respect for the dead and those who speculate without all the facts. Please have some respect for Heath who lost a very promising life, and his family and friends who loved him. Let him rest in peace without all the disrespect that you and others who have left their disrepectful, and in my opinion, discusting remarks for someone who had a great and promising life ahead of him Leave your opinions to yourself and let those grieve without the "crap" you spout without all the true facts of his death. I lost someone by an accidental overdose, and if it turns out that was the cause of death, it is NOT his fault, nor is it something he did by choice. Get educated on the facts. And if you still believe, you are a pathetic, insensative individual

2354 days ago
1174.

havesomerespect    

You need to get a life and have some respect for the dead. I take it by your comment that you have never lost someone you love, or respect. Have respect for those who knew and loved him. He was never one who was associated with the wild ones. Be a respectful and true human being, this also goes for all who have no respect for the dead and those who speculate without all the facts. Please have some respect for Heath who lost a very promising life, and his family and friends who loved him. Let him rest in peace without all the disrespect that you and others who have left their disrepectful, and in my opinion, discusting remarks for someone who had a great and promising life ahead of him Leave your opinions to yourself and let those grieve without the "crap" you spout without all the true facts of his death. I lost someone by an accidental overdose, and if it turns out that was the cause of death, it is NOT his fault, nor is it something he did by choice. Get educated on the facts. And if you still believe, you are a pathetic, insensative individual


Posted at 12:02AM on Jan 30th 2008 by havesomerespect

2354 days ago
1175.

linda    

number 9 comment by chi town its michelle williams and not as stated on ur comment.
i think is such a shame and desperately sad for michelle williams and all his family

2353 days ago
1176.

linda    

i cant believe some of the sick comments from people about the death of heath ledger. he was a son brother and a little girls daddy and those who mock what is so desperately sad should be totally ashamed of themselves
r i p heathgone way too soon and will be greatly missed

2353 days ago
1177.

Betty    

Personally, I only saw one movie he was in and I congradulate him in playing such a role in Broke Back Mountain. I have read some of the comments on here and I dont understand why people would say bad things about anyone who has just died and left a child without a father. It doesnt matter what he may have done or didnt do. He was a person and he deserves our respect.

2353 days ago
1178.

RedFox    

Thanks for the good post very interesting

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