Heath Ledger, best known for his Oscar-nominated role in Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his New York apartment Tuesday morning.
Heath had made an appointment for a massage that day. His housekeeper went up to tell him his massage therapist had arrived — then found him dead, naked in bed, with sleeping pills nearby. It hasn’t been confirmed if he had commited suicide. An autopsy is being scheduled.
Last year, Ledger had separated from his wife, Michelle Williams, his Brokeback Mountain co-star. They have a daughter, Matilda. He’d also just finished filming “The Dark Knight” (a Batman sequel) where he played The Joker.