Actor Heath Ledger, one of the stars of Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his bed in his Manhattan apartment, at 3:35 p.m., New York City police said Tuesday. He was 28 years of age. Sleeping pills were found in the bed around him, police said.
Ledger, who was born in Australia, was nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain. He played the suicidal son of Billy Bob Thornton in Monster’s Ball and had starring roles in A Knight’s Tale and The Patriot. He was to appear as the Joker this year in The Dark Night, a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins that recently finished filming.
autopsy on actor Heath Ledger was inconclusive, and more tests are
needed, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office stated today. A
spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s Office said that it will take
about 10 days to complete the investigation. There was no obvious
indication of suicide or foul play according to the New York City
Police Department. The police are now “investigating the possibility of
We seem to have a Celebrity Death Trilogy going on now….
Or, is it a Celebrity Death Trifecta ?
(All Titles TM 2008)