Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan apartment, and police said drugs may have been a factor. The Australian-born actor was 28. Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the residence in the tony SoHo neighborhood, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived found him dead at 3:26 p.m.
He was one of my favourite actors, and not only because of the great accent and the fact that he was, erm, easy on the eyes. Performances like Brokeback Mountain proved that he had real talent and his career was only getting started.
He was just about my age. He had a young daughter. What a waste.