UPDATE: tmz reports that pills were found all around his bed. furthermore, the entertainment news site says police believe the death was accidental.
tmz retracted a story that the apartment authorities found the actor in belonged to mary-kate olsen.
as i wrote at the bottom of this thread… ugly details to follow… and i’m sure we’re not done.
the ap writes…
“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.
The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Oscar for “Brokeback Mountain,” where he met his wife, actress Michelle Williams, in 2005. Ledger and Williams had lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, until they split up last year.”
and will the new batman movie be impacted by this? ledger played the joker.