Heath Ledger found dead in an NYC apartment

Un actor cu mult potential. R.I.P. 😦

Academy Award-nominated actor Heath Ledger … was found dead in his bed in his Manhattan apartment Tuesday afternoon, sleeping pills by his side, New York City police said.

An autopsy will be carried out on the body of actor Heath Ledger overnight Australian-time, the New York City Police Department says. A police spokesman this evening said the medical examiner’s office would conduct the autopsy between 9am and 5pm (1am and 9am AEDT). Police have confirmed that sleeping pills were discovered near the body of Ledger. New York Police Department deputy commissioner Paul Browne said the Oscar-nominated Australian actor’s body was found naked and face-down on the floor of his bedroom by a housekeeper about 3.30pm Tuesday (7.30am Melbourne time). ”There were pills within the vicinity of the bed,” Mr Browne said. But he stressed that pills were not scattered around Ledger’s body, as had been previously reported. “There were some prescription medications that included sleeping pills,” he said. … no suicide note was found … and no foul play was suspected. In addition to the sleeping pills, cops found bottles of the anti-anxiety drug Valium and the anti-depressant Zoloft in the home, a source said.

Ledger, the father of a young girl and a performer with an impressive filmography, and who was due to appear in two upcoming films, was 28. Until recently, Ledger, a native of Perth, Australia, lived in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn with his partner and “Brokeback Mountain” co-star, Michelle Williams, and their daughter, Matilda Rose.

The cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Police said Ledger’s body was found at about 3:30 p.m. after a masseuse arrived at the apartment on Broome Street in SoHo.

Surse: theage.com.au, newsday.com, heraldsun.com.au, dailynews

Alte link-uri: newsweek, Heath Ledger pe IMDB si biografia


2 Responses to “Heath Ledger found dead in an NYC apartment”

  1. 1 vd88 January 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    i hope paprizzio will attend to his funerals

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