2008-01-23

Heath Ledger found dead

Australian actor Heath Ledger is dead.

New York City police have confirmed the 28-year-old Perth-born was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.

"He was found unconscious at the apartment and pronounced dead," a police spokeswoman said.

Celebrity website TMZ.com reports that Ledger was found by his housekeeper at 3:35pm (7:35am AEDT).

Ledger has a two-year-old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams.

He was set to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight.

- ABC

1 comment:

Ron Lankshear said...

Just awful - I saw the Breaking News on Sky UK very early. I listened for a while and swithced to Fox for something else and they had it too. And Fox News John Gibson was disgusting jumping to all sorts of conclusion about Heath and drug taking. What gives with this - no facts - lets assume the worst about someone.