What Happened to Heath Ledger?

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We’re still not over our OMG WTF reaction to Heath Ledger‘s death. The sad news continues to pour in, so here’s your morning recap of what is known thus far. RIP, Heath.

  • The actor was discovered by his housekeeper and his masseuse, who had arrived for a 3:00 massage appointment at his loft in SoHo, NYC. They discovered him lying face down on the floor, naked. His masseuse called her friend, an EMT who also happens to be Ashley Olsen‘s bodyguard, who was at the twin’s apartment down the street.
  • There were not pills scattered around the apartment, as was originally reported, but police did find both prescription and non-prescription sleeping pills near Heath.
  • Heath was reportedly sick from pneumonia at the time of the death and also suffering from insomnia (he had just returned from shooting a film in London).
  • His family has spoken out and does not believe his death was a suicide.
  • Ex-fiancee Michelle Williams has returned to New York from Sweden (where she is shooting a movie) with their 2-year old daughter Matilda. She is reportedly “devastated.”Um, obviously.
  • Many people are speaking out about Heath’s life, including Focus Features, the company that produced Brokeback Mountain. They said, “Heath Ledger was a courageous actor, and a great soul. He gave us the gift of sharing his fearless and beautiful love – of his craft, and of all who worked with him – for which all of us will be eternally grateful.”
  • Here’s a chat with the actor circa Brokeback Mountain.

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  1. Natasha says:

    Heath Ledger is the most amazing actor. It never really hit me that he was actually gone until tonight, when I was watching his new movie ‘The Dark Knight’. Heath was outstanding in the movie and since it ended I have been uncontrollably crying. He is such an amazing and heartwarming person. The way he speaks, the way he looks, the way he acts, who he is, is too amazing I can’t think of a good enough word to describe him. I am crying this much, but I cannot even begin to describe how his family and friends will be feeling. My biggest apolagies to his friends and family. He was truly a great man. I just can’t believe he is gone. I wish for him to rest in peace. Heath, I love you. You are too good for words. I will miss you.

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  2. Tiara Pajimola says:

    Heath Ledger was my favorite actor since i saw his face and more importantly his acting. He shared not only talent and love for the movies, but something more. In some movies, he made me smile and made me laugh, where in other movies he brought me to tears, but i never stopped watching. The Dark Knight, in my opinion was the most amazing acting I’ve seen in a long time and it just added to all of his other great movies. He has contributed so much to everyone and anyone who has seen what he can do. If only i could have met him in person, just to see his face. To get a better understading of who he was. I don’t doubt that he was a great person, father, and friend. My thoughts are with all of his family and friends. God Bless you Heath Ledger. We’ll miss you.
    _________________________________________________________________________________Tiara Pajimola
    A Fan
    I love you Heath, Rest in Peace..

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  4. Debra Kronin says:

    I watched Heath’s first feature film he was only 18. It was 10 things I hate about you. After that I was every film he ever did. I cried many tears when he died. She a brilliant actor and his real person came out of all the films he did. Dedicated to his trade, a good friend to everyone and a real person. I miss him so badly I’m sure as everyone does.

    God must have needed an angel to take him so young.

    We all love and miss you Heath Ledger……………We will meet again some day…….