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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger Dead at 28 - Gals (Dudes too) at SF Weekly Gasping, Demanding 'Why!?'

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We're chasing word that Brokeback Mountain actor Heath Ledger is dead. Totally unconfirmed. -- Snitch Staff Report

Yeah, it's confirmed. From the NYT:

The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan owned by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.

From the TMZ:

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 prescription pills were found near his body.


Ledger was to appear as the Joker this year in "The Dark Night," a sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins." He's had starring roles in "A Knight's Tale" and "The Patriot," and played the suicidal son of Billy Bob Thornton in "Monster's Ball."

From Defamer:

Actor Heath Ledger was found dead today in a Broome Street apartment, apparently from a drug overdose, has learned exclusively. We're in shock. Seriously. Can't. Breathe. Updates as they come.

From Topless Robot:

Heath Ledger, the Joker, and the Comic TV/Movie Curse: With Heath Ledger's totally unexpected demise today, he joins a few others seemingly cursed by their association to comic book movies and TV shows.

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