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Heath Ledger Found Dead 2008-01-22 13:51:39

Heath Ledger RIP

UPDATE #4 — Warner Bros. has issued the following statement: "The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."

UPDATE #3 — We hear from sources at Sundance that Michelle Williams is currently on a flight home from Sweden where she might have been filming Mammoth. No word on if she knows about this sad news yet.

UPDATE #2 — There are rumors that Heath was found at an apartment owned by Mary-Kate Olsen but this is not 100% confirmed. The pills are now being described as over-the-counter sleeping medication, according to police spokeswoman Barbara Chen. She also said, "This is being looked at as a possible overdose, but that is not confirmed yet." We're still in shock.

UPDATE — Apparently pills were found by his bed so claims of a drug related death are the latest news.

TMZ is reporting that Heath Ledger has sadly died. He was found dead at his home in NYC today by a housekeeper at 3:35 pm. No news on what happened and we are shocked and sad to report this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and of course his baby girl Matilda.


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CourtXO CourtXO 9 years
This shocked me sooooooooooo much! I almost cried! How sad. I know it wasn't suicide, he wasn't like that. He said in his last interview, that he has something to live for now that Matilda is born and he would do everything to protect her. Personally, I think it was just a bad mixture of some pills and his pneumonia! Its such a sad accident! At least he died peacefully. He will be remember highly by all! One of the best actors of our time.. RIP.
buffyrulez buffyrulez 9 years
I'm still shocked. Rest in peace.
Eya Eya 9 years
soo sad!! I love you forever Heath :cry:
fablavishlife fablavishlife 9 years
Ive been trying to comment since yesterday. I had to sit down when I saw the news. My birthday twin, a lovely handsome talented actor, and such a wonderful father. I still can not believe this, although I know sooner or later I will have to. Heath, I adore you, I love your work. A lot of people in this world love you, and most of all your family and friends love you. The world has lost such a fantastic man :( RIP Heath.
raieven raieven 9 years
Ugh WHY?
SwtLikeCandi1 SwtLikeCandi1 9 years
RIP Heath :.(
Daniela-Igreja Daniela-Igreja 9 years
Wish there was a way to turn back the clock Heath…and stop this from happening… One of the most talented and promising actors… so many images left unseen, so many emotions left to portray. And on top of it all, you seemed to be a genuine, nice and real person.. Like I said: wish I could turn back the clock and stop this from being true… Heath, you were unquestionably, steadily on my top 5: the chart where I place actors who win my heart - talent is the most splendorous thing… All the movies you won’t make, the maturing you won’t undergo… I wish I could still watch you when we were both in our 60’s… Wish there was a way. For some reason, ever since I heard the shocking news, Gustavo Santaolalla’s “The Wings” from Brokeback’s soundtrack is playing in my head and won’t stop… Probably because it’s so sad, and so beautiful, and reminds me of you… Rest in peace, Heath. This is just me, saying goodbye… Always up there with the greats to me Heath… Love always, Daniela.
Lie Lie 9 years
I don't know what to say. This is just so sad. RIP Heath. You will be missed.
bluesheartedlady bluesheartedlady 9 years
Too many talented young people are passing away. There is really nothing I can say that's going to come out right, so I will simply say that I, too, am feeling terribly sad.
princessbummi princessbummi 9 years
i didnt actually believe the news when i heard it...
no_matter no_matter 9 years
OMG... OMG... so sad.. such a talented actor.. Rest in peace Heath
Marisul Marisul 9 years
Even though I´m not american I felt totally sad when I heard the new,like a Knock out in my stomach. Poor baby, hope he´s in peace.
Sica Sica 9 years
I'm so sad...
pamerla pamerla 9 years
I still can't believe it. It just makes me sad to see a life snuffed out so early. :(
rwfan rwfan 9 years
One of the World's most biggest lost. R.I.P. Heath Ledger
magda_ooo magda_ooo 9 years
i'm sad
soccerchick soccerchick 9 years
Oh wow. I can't believe this :(
Eya Eya 9 years
I'm just so so sad :cry:
gossipc gossipc 9 years
absolute shocker.
psangel psangel 9 years
This is such sad news! I just watch a movie with him the other night "Candy" he was such a great actor and he seemed so down to earth. I wish the family the best. :(
chancleta chancleta 9 years
so sad my heart goes out to Matilda
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
That's terrible, so sad! RIP
simplystella simplystella 9 years
god. my heart stopped for a minute when i read this - i now this is probably going to sound really really stupid, but Heath was my first celebrity crush and this.. wow. I still can believe it, it's too terrible.
annamari annamari 9 years
i dint want to believe it.:-(
Fashion_Victim Fashion_Victim 9 years
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