Heath Ledger Found Dead in New York!
by Alex Billington
January 22, 2008
Forget the Oscars, some tragic news has hit today - The Dark Knight star Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York City apartment this afternoon. The Australian-born Oscar-nominated actor was 28 years old. He was nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and also starred in movies like I'm Not There, A Knight's Tale, and 10 Things I Hate About You. This is incredibly tragic news considering Ledger was one of the better up-and-coming actors of his generation. The NYPD has said that drugs may have been involved in his death, but details are currently developing. The big question of the moment is how will this affect The Dark Knight?
If you're interested in getting more news and finding out more details, I'll refer you to Yahoo and CNN. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived found him dead at 3:26 PM. Rumors had been circulating that Ledger had broken up with his longtime girlfriend Michelle Williams a few weeks back. Ledger and Williams had a daughter together that was born in October of 2005.
The biggest question of the moment is how this will affect Heath Ledger in his upcoming movie The Dark Knight? How will Warner Brothers react? Is this related to his portrayal of the Joker in the film or not? There are still many questions and we'll be updating you as more is discovered.
I'll tell you, the atmosphere is pretty somber here at Sundance. I'm currently in the press lounge with Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, and everyone is saying how sad it is. This is an immense tragedy that has been felt around the world.