Australia’s 2UE is reporting – Heath Ledger found Dead in New York at a downtown apartment.

Ledger was not found in his own apartment, but that of the Olsen Twins.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Ledger has died of a drug overdose. The circumstances are not being considered a crime. The actor of Brokeback Mountain leaves behind a daughter, which he fathered with Michelle Williams.

In an awful irony, Ledger starred in Candy, a film that deals with the process and nightmares of addiction.


The New York Times Blog has picked up the story too:

The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment building at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.