The 28 year old Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York City apartment today. His masseuse discovered him unconscious with tons of sleeping pills on his nightstand. Heath Ledger was known for his roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight’s Tale. Joel also portrayed Heath Ledger’s character in Brokeback Mountain last Halloween. Joel cannot be reached for comment.
Update: Heath Ledger’s apartment was located in the SoHo district of New York City. Police do not currently suspect foul play in Ledger’s death. It is believed that Heath Ledger died of accidental or suicidal overdose.
Heath Ledger was rumored to have been dating actress Gemma Ward in early 2008. Heath also had a difficult relationship with paparazzi, who he spat on repeatedly. The photographers retaliated by squirting Heath Ledger with water pistols at the premiere of Brokeback Mountain.
New Update: New York City officials have performed an autopsy on Heath Ledger’s body, but it is still inconclusive. They have to perform a histology and a toxicology analysis of Ledger. Heath’s body is ready to be released to the family for burial. His masseuse and hairdresser found prescription sleeping pills near Ledger’s body, but it is not known for sure yet if they played a role in Heath’s demise.
Jan 24. Update– Westboro Baptist church is planning on boycotting Heath Ledger’s funeral because his role in Brokeback Mountain “calls God a liar”. These Baptist morons need to feel the wrath of the King of America … if only we had one ;).
â€œYou cannot live in defiance of God. He (Ledger) got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it’s OK to be gay,â€ said Shirley Phelps in a statement sent out by the Kansas Westboro Baptist Church.
Fox News’s John Gibson has also made some pretty infuriating remarks on air including, “He found out how to quit you.”
About Heath Ledger: Heath Ledger was born in Australia and named after a character in a play. Ledger received a nomination for an Academy Award for his role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain and was compared to Marlon Brando for his great acting.