Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger dead at 28

Heath Ledger was found dead yesterday, Tuesday, in a Manhattan apartment, naked in bed with sleeping pills nearby. The Australian Perth-born actor was 28. His role as a gay cowboy in 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain" earned him a nomination for an Academy Award.

According to MSNBC, it wasn’t immediately clear if Ledger had committed suicide. He had an appointment for a massage at the residence in the tony neighborhood of SoHo. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived and found him unconscious at 3:26 p.m.

NYPD is investigating the possibility of an overdose.

A source told that Ledger had been turning down roles lately.

As word of the death spread, a crowd had gathered outside the upscale apartment in SoHo in time to see Mr. Ledger's body removed. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.

R.I.P. Heath Ledger.

MSNBC story: Heath Ledger found dead in NYC apartment
NY Times story: Heath Ledger, Actor, Is Found Dead at 28
MSNBC photos
NY Times photos


  1. Anonymous12:51 PM

    It is so sad, isn't it. He was always one of my favourite actors.

  2. Pity.. Too much pressure? Too many obligations? Who knows what happened.. Pity..

  3. Hi Andie, yeah, sad. His career looked so promising.

    Hi LB. We'll never know, will we?

    Sometimes, I wondered why can't we know things. We will then be more forgiving, more loving and less judgmental and cruel at times. In most cases, things are not always what they seem, do they? If we are with a know-it-all capability then we'd be able to understand why we do the things we do. Am I making any sense? Maybe I think too much.