Heath Ledger Found Dead

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In tragic news, Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York City apartment earlier today.

The actor - who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 and just finished filming The Dark Knight, starring in the iconic role of The Joker - was found unconscious by a maid around 3:30 this afternoon. Pills were scattered around Ledger.

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The medical examiner's office has removed the body from the scene and an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Heath's family.

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Heath Ledger was a talented young actor. He earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Brokeback Mountain and was prepared to truly see his career take off after portraying The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Sadly, Ledger passed away on January 22, 2007. Prescription drugs played some role in the death, which appeared to be accidental. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his loved ones.

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