NEW YORK – Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let him know the masseuse had arrived found him dead at 3:26 p.m. (Source)
I really don’t know what to say. This is absolutely terrible, shocking news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heath’s family. I’ll update with any new information released.
Update: Ledger Autopsy Report “Inconclusive”
NEW YORK — An autopsy on actor Heath Ledger was inconclusive, and more tests are needed, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said. A spokeswoman for the office, Ellen Borakove, said Wednesday that it will take about 10 days to complete the investigation.
There was no obvious indication of suicide or foul play, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, who added that cops are “investigating the possibility of an overdose.” (Source)