Heath Ledger was found naked and unconscious in a lower Manhattan apartment next to a bottle of pills, according to CNN. A housekeeper tried to rouse him to go to a massage appointment and found him unresponsive. Authorities declared the actor dead.
Both suicide and accidental drug overdose are being rumored on celebrity blogs.
Ledger’s final acting role will not be seen until this summer’s release of the latest Batman installment: The Dark Knight. In it, Ledger plays a haunting version of the comic book character ‘The Joker’, replete with smeared makeup and a demented clown’s laugh. The film was in post-production at the time of Ledger’s death.
Ledger and Brokeback co-star Michelle Williams have a young daughter named Matilda.