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    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York Police Department spokesman says the actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence.

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    TMZ has learned that Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY.

    He was found dead in his bed in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET today. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime.

    The 28-year-old actor has a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams. He was set to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight."

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    ENPS is saying it is drug related... not sure what yet

    EDIT: UPDATE

    MSNBC is reporting that he was found, surrounded by pills.
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    I just heard this. Wow.

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    Btw, they hadn't finished filming yet, had they? I wonder if the film will be salvagable at this point.

    Man, this is a shocker. I had to do a triple-take to make sure I heard right. Wow.

    R.I.P. Heath

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    Apparently, the news is reporting that filming was indeed finished, and that he had apparently overdosed on sleeping pills after breaking up with his girlfriend. That's freakin' sad.

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    According to NYPD a masseuse arrived at Ledger's apartment and was let in by a housekeeper. When he didn't answer his bedroom door, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened it and found him unconscious. They attempted to wake him, and when they couldn't they called 911.

    We're told when paramedics responded, the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Oh, I guess the girlfriend was his former fiancee, and they broke up a few months ago. Might be related, might not. But he also leaves behind a two-year-old daughter. That really sucks.

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    Michelle Williams of Brokeback Mtn, etc is the ex/mother of daughter. IIRC they met on the film.

    Primary shooting should have wrapped on DK for it to make it's release date I'd think.

    Still this is going to make for a really weird film release. What a stupid waste right when his career was kicking into top gear (Oscar caliber role, major blockbuster right on top of each other).

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    The Joker has lost his smile

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    Michelle Williams of Brokeback Mtn, etc is the ex/mother of daughter. IIRC they met on the film.

    Primary shooting should have wrapped on DK for it to make it's release date I'd think.

    Still this is going to make for a really weird film release. What a stupid waste right when his career was kicking into top gear (Oscar caliber role, major blockbuster right on top of each other).

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    True. It'll probably feel very reminiscent of The Crow.

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    True. It'll probably feel very reminiscent of The Crow.
    Just heard the news on digg - damn that came out of nowhere. RIP.
    and it is a bit too creepy to be like The Crow.

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    Just heard the news on digg - damn that came out of nowhere. RIP.
    and it is a bit too creepy to be like The Crow.
    The Crow was just as creepy, if not creepier. Brandon Lee died on the freakin' set.

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    More news: Apparently, Ledger didn't die in his apartment. He died in Mary Kate Olsen's apartment.

    This is getting really bizarre.

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    Uh oh...here it comes. I was just talking to my friend about this and said it won't be long before the media spins this to blame Ledger's preparation for the Joker role, since he apparently did some weird, disturbing things to get into the right frame of mind for the role.

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    Uh oh...here it comes. I was just talking to my friend about this and said it won't be long before the media spins this to blame Ledger's preparation for the Joker role, since he apparently did some weird, disturbing things to get into the right frame of mind for the role.
    Watching CNN Headline News right now, and they're talking about how he's a method actor, etc. The thing that grabbed me? They said the character of the Joker was really bothering him with his lack of redeeming qualities and how he's essentially a demonic character, and that this was causing him to only be able to sleep a couple hours a night, so he was taking sleeping pills to deal with that, and that sometimes they didn't work.

    Makes me think the role indirectly led to this......

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    Watching CNN Headline News right now, and they're talking about how he's a method actor, etc. The thing that grabbed me? They said the character of the Joker was really bothering him with his lack of redeeming qualities and how he's essentially a demonic character, and that this was causing him to only be able to sleep a couple hours a night, so he was taking sleeping pills to deal with that, and that sometimes they didn't work.

    Makes me think the role indirectly led to this......
    Yeah, there's a chance that it was just an accident rather than a suicide. I wonder how many pills he took.

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    Btw, ticket sales for TDKR will SKYROCKET thanks to this. Lots of people will see it now just out of morbid curiosity.

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    Oh my goodness. I really enjoyed his work. Rest in peace Heath.
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    Btw, ticket sales for TDKR will SKYROCKET thanks to this. Lots of people will see it now just out of morbid curiosity.
    Now see, I'm the exact opposite. I don't want to see it now.
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    I'm sure some of it was the way he prepared for his role (locking himself in a hotel room by himself for a month) and probably just the general mindset of being the Joker. This sucks though.

    Mary-Kate is the one that has been in rehab correct? I blame her.

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    reports say it was NOT mary-kate's residence. also TMZ reporting heath had substance abuse problem

    Heath Had Substance Abuse Problem
    Posted Jan 22nd 2008 5:43PM by TMZ Staff

    TMZ has learned Heath Ledger had a substance abuse problem. A Ledger confidante tells us he had been clean for a year.

    Contrary to several published reports, we're told Ledger had not been in rehab.

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    Terrible, shocking news. Watching TDK won't be the same now.
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    This doesn't lower or heighten my wanting to see the film (I really, really, really wanted to see it yesterday and I still do). It just puts a twisted slant on watching it.

    I hope people will realize that my avatar is out of excitement for the movie, was up before this happened, and is in no way a reaction to his death in some morbid fashion.

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