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New Details On Heath Ledger's Shocking Death!

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At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, police said.

The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious.

They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play and said they found pills near the body.

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809 comments to “New Details On Heath Ledger's Shocking Death!”

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  1. alicia says – reply to this


    hmm steal this from wikipedia(??), because that's exactly what I just read.

  2. me says – reply to this


    this is so sad :(

  3. Babsbunny says – reply to this


    If you people are really crying and devastated… you really need to get out more often. I mean, it's a sad situation.. anytime someone's life is cut that short.. deliberately or accidentally, it's a sad thing. BUT ONE DOES NOT CRY OVER ONE THEY DO NOT KNOW & JUST VIEW ON A SILVER SCREEN. That's called needing a hobby.
    I will not sit here and write much more.. I think it's a sad day and I wonder how one's life could be so pained since he's got a DAUGHTER to give him hope… and I'm not even the slightest bit maternal.. but COME ON… any idiot knows that you live for your kids once you have them. At least you should… *cough*cough* britney. It's called being a PARENT.
    So here goes another potential selfish, tortured soul. We'll file him with Cobain. Sorry your life was so awful… just think of all the damage you officially just did to your loved ones… hope it was worth it.

  4. zbabe says – reply to this


    I am in total shock.

  5. tmarie says – reply to this


    I really liked him…I hope michelle and his fam didn't have to hear about it from the news…sad day…

  6. Ryan says – reply to this


    No happy ending on that massage. :)

  7. Jessica says – reply to this


    Poor Heath, may he RIP. What a waste, he was so hott and talented…He let his addiction get the best of him.

  8. Maryanne says – reply to this


    I read Perez daily and for the first time I didn't believe something I was seeing on here and I quickly had to go to other sources. I guess I didn't want to believe it.

    What a shocking waste of someone who had such unbelievable talent. When i think of him, i thought of someone who was a "real" actor. I was so looking forward to The Dark Knight… how sad. I don't understand how people continue to do drugs. So scary.

  9. chris says – reply to this


    I wish his family peace…this is such a difficult time for them. Be respectful of his family and sweet daughter.

  10. danii vanity says – reply to this


    Re: liz – you fucking slut, stfu. heath made headlines because he was talented and sooo many people love him! may he rest in peace.

  11. zbabe says – reply to this


    He was doing drugs?! WTF???

  12. Gspin2k1 says – reply to this


    Re: Robin


  13. farrell says – reply to this


    just so you know perez….heath wasn't found in his apartment but miss mary-kate olsen's nyc apartment…naked

  14. YOYOMA says – reply to this



  15. misty says – reply to this


    according to NYTimes he was found in MK Olsens apartment….

  16. T says – reply to this


    I am still in such shock from this …

    Wow, just wow. R.I.P. Heath. My heart completely goes out to his little girl, and Michelle. This is truly sad.

  17. filmdale says – reply to this


    my question is what was he doing in mary kate olsen's apartment? were they a couple? isn't she at sundance right now?

  18. jenn says – reply to this


    Sooo sad. Was he dating Mary Kate? Is that why he was found at her apartment?

  19. QOB says – reply to this


    This is the most shocking & sad thing I've read on here..wow. I'm just in disbelief.

    I hope he really is at peace now. what a terrible TERRIBLE thing & loss to the industry. I thought he was such a wonderful actor.

  20. sexykitten says – reply to this


    Aparrently one of the olsen twins was with him at the time? heroine? i think so.

  21. Sarahs says – reply to this


    NOT Mary-Kate's apartment!
    Just RE-confirmed by NYT.com!!

  22. Paul Wright says – reply to this


    If anyone has seen the clip for the new Batman Movie i think it was quite clear that he HAD to be on something, i mean he looks fu@king scary and he was a great actor but not that great. I know it is ill to speak of the dead this way but i think it was quite clear that he was severely depressed and i dont think taking that role woudl have helped much!

  23. heather says – reply to this


    wow .. so shocking. he seemed so private that you wouldn't expect something like this but you never know. very horrible to hear.

  24. Erin says – reply to this


    nytimes is reporting that he was found in mk olsen's apartment

  25. weird says – reply to this


    kinda weird that they found him naked face down in MARY KATE's apartment. not kinda weird. REALLY weird. where is she?!?

  26. SexyposE NYC says – reply to this


    Updated, 5:28 p.m. | The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan inhabited by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide, police sources said. Mr. Ledger was 28.

  27. Patricia Waldof says – reply to this


    He was so cute. I can't believe he's gone. We'll miss you terribly Heath!

  28. madlibs says – reply to this


    Re: liz – douche.

  29. lili-lala says – reply to this


    this is so sad.
    my thoughts are with his family, especially his daughter.
    may he find peace.

  30. ripheath says – reply to this


    What a sad death..but please don't rush to judgement.
    All of his long international flights can EASILY cause other conditions..such as blood clots in the legs that release. Don't be so quick to believe suicide, I would like to give this wonderful actor and human the benefit of the doubt. Flying back in from an international flight, lack of activity and movement during the flight, straight to bed with an alledged over the counter sleeping aid doesn't rule out a health condition. I lost a young family member from a clot in her leg following a flight from Australia.

    There is to much speculation at this point…Give the brilliant man and his family as much positive energy as you can.

  31. bek says – reply to this


    this is so freakin sad. i wish people would just leave this alone and let his family have time to accept it.. without having to hear about it every 5 seconds on the tv.
    rip heath. you were a great actor, your time was cut way too short.

  32. brown-eyez says – reply to this


    it was an ACCIDENTAL overdose. Heath had back issues and tylenol pm was his friend for many years. he did NOT want to take prescription pain meds. he had a particulary sore night after a chiropractic appt last night. he had weekly standing massage appointments also ..this was ACCIDENTAL..he loves his daughter more than himself..Matilda has just suffered a great and irreplaceable loss….

  33. Melanie Mineau says – reply to this


    My prayers are with his friends and family. It's so sad how affected people in the entertainment industry can get. I just hope this is a wake up call to the young celebs that need one. RIP!

  34. Michelle says – reply to this


    I'm in complete shock…

  35. bububub says – reply to this


    oh snap yo, so sudden

  36. plagiaristCop says – reply to this


    OK, Perez, I know this is a breaking story and all… but you lifted this post directly from the NY Times article and should therefore properly attribute it as such.

  37. Sasha. says – reply to this


    thats soo sad =(
    my friend had it in his blog and i didnt believe it
    so i went here, and read it.
    im so suprsied.
    so many celebrities overdose.

  38. Tonygirl says – reply to this


    Shocked and sad : (

  39. SexyposE NYC says – reply to this


    This was posted in the New York Times
    Updated, 5:28 p.m. | The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan inhabited by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide, police sources said. Mr. Ledger was 28.

  40. Emma says – reply to this


    Heath Ledger is an example of why we shouldn't view celebrities with problems as entertainment. While people like Perez ridicule them, and we read that for entertainment, there's a perverse enjoyment of watching them fuck themselves up, do ridiculous things, and nearly kill themselves - as long as they don't actually die.
    And then something like this happens. Someone who no one would ever have suspected this could happen to has died, and it's no longer considered entertainment, but a tragedy?
    We need to stop viewing this kind of stuff as entertainment and view it as a real problem. These people aren't there for our enjoyment, they have a disease. If Britney Spears died tomorrow, the media would wet themselves trying to get as close as possible, and we would all lap it up and consume as much information as we can. It's really sick, and it demonstrates a real lack of morality within popular culture as it reigns in our society.
    I feel for Heath Ledger's family, and especially for his baby girl who is now going to grow up without a father.
    Sadly, there will be a difference in how Heath Ledger's death is viewed in comparison to someone like Anna Nicole Smith. Because Heath Ledger's death came as a shock, the media will be respectful, while Anna Nicole's death was an excuse for a media circus, the final chapter in her downfall.

  41. Sarah says – reply to this


    so sad…and so shocking!!! Poor little Matilda, he and michelle's baby. But seriously, what is up with hollywood overmedicating and constantly drugging themselves?!

  42. Jenn says – reply to this


    Another soul gone, Austrlia misses you!! :(

  43. nevermind says – reply to this


    it wasn't mary kate's apartment…

  44. venti says – reply to this


    Rest in peace my imaginary boyfriend. I watched Roar for every episode to see your gorgeousness, and never stopped.

  45. Nikki says – reply to this



    God bless him!


  46. JODIE LOUISE says – reply to this



  47. atariboy says – reply to this



  48. Justice says – reply to this


    I cannot believe he is dead! this is horrible

  49. Isabella says – reply to this


    oh, shut up all of you, as if you knew him,,pathetic lot

  50. Gehenna Jones says – reply to this


    Major cover-up in progress, CNN reporting "over-the-counter" sleeping drugs strewn about.

  51. LoliT@_HonDuRaS says – reply to this


    I AM SO SHOCKED!! I am watching CNN right now…SO SAD!! SO TALENTED!!

  52. jeff says – reply to this


    word is on the street is that an Olsen twin was in apartment before his death
    msnbc headline:
    billion dollar pussy fucks Heath to death….more after the break

  53. fried chicken says – reply to this


    This is weird. There are similarities to Kurt. They were the same age, both at the height of their careers, and had daughters the same age. And it's looking like suicide for Ledger, too. It's hard to imagine what led him to this. I wonder how Owen Wilson feels right now - that was very nearly him. What kind of problems did he have other than mental illness? Does anyone know? I guess we'll find out more in the days ahead. RIP Ledger. I don't see how WB can release Dark Knight under these circumstances now, if Heath's Joker portrayal is as insane as they say.

  54. Benj says – reply to this


    as an aussie - this is soooooo upsetting

    he was so ace.

    the apartment is reportedly owned by actor Mary-Kate Olsen

  55. Kat says – reply to this


    that sucks…blame it on mary kate, its her apt!!!

  56. Lauren Marie says – reply to this


    this is so sad. heartbreaking

  57. dynamyte says – reply to this


    NYTimes is saying he was found in Mary Kate Olsen's apartment.

  58. ashley says – reply to this


    I'm a journalism major / CNN lover / Heath addict and the first website I thought of looking at when someone texted me about Health dying was perezhilton.com. Love it.

  59. JessaBella says – reply to this


    1st Brad Renfro and now Heath! Why couldnt Drugs take someone like Marie Osmond?

  60. tasha says – reply to this


    this is seriously so sad he was so young and now hes gone.. another life lost that will never be again

  61. Kendra says – reply to this


    I love you Heath!!!!!!!!Please do not do drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. Victorious V-I-C says – reply to this


    who gets a massage at someone elses house?(MK Olson)
    who kills himself at someone elses house?

    ( according to NY Times)

  64. r says – reply to this


    First Brad, now Heath.. it's really sad. Although Heath did look like he was tweaked out quite a bit lately. I mean why couldn't it have been Britney? Health was at least worth something and not trailer park couture.

  65. Maggie says – reply to this


    You guys are fucking disgusting. A man just lost his life and the most common thing people are commenting, are ugly jokes. Be respectful, a child has just lost their father.

  66. cg says – reply to this


    In Mary-Kate's apartment!!!

  67. Victorious V-I-C says – reply to this


    who gets a massage at someone elses house?(MK Olson)
    who kills himself at someone elses house?

    ( according to NY Times)

  68. Gabby says – reply to this


    Re: liz – To post number 13 LIZ you waste your words and time. There are too many people like you, IGNORANT.

    1st - he is not a cowboy, not even in the movie. He was a rancher in the movie. Cowboys participate in rodeos and that is not something Heath's character did in the movie. Again, he was a rancher.

    2nd - he is not gay and nor was his character in the movie Brokeback Mountain. Because, again, if you werent so ignorant you would recognize that Brokeback Mountain is a movie about LOVE. You can say he was bi-sexual but not gay.

    3rd - get an education so that you dont go around posting stupid and false comments.

  69. blake says – reply to this


    really, people. don't make jokes out of something like this. its very tragic no matter the circumstances. if its drug od or whatever, it is still a sensitive issue and people close to him are mourning his death. at least give some respect.

    and perez, thank you for not making this more then what it is. i feel as if you reported the news tastefully.

  70. Michael says – reply to this


    I don't understand why all you people are so sad. These celebrities, who EVERYONE worships, are no different than the junkie's we all see everyday. The only difference is this one took one in the butt in a movie, had a nice smile, and made millions of dollars. This happens everyday in the WORLD! Just remember all the little kids out there who witness their parents partake in this activity everyday, live without power so their parents can fuel theri habits, yet we mourn this guy? Get a life. You all make me f-ing sick. I'm out

  71. Loop says – reply to this


    Whatever the circumstances your ok now Heath.
    Im looking forward to seeing the new Batman movie though it will seem strange seeing you when your not here anymore.
    Thanks for all the great roles you played.

  72. amyuk says – reply to this


    this is mad! a week after brad renfro.
    asif this website crashed when perez posted this. MAD!
    im gutted to be honest.

  73. maria says – reply to this


    this is awful.. im very sad

  74. jeannette says – reply to this


    cnn.com just stated that the apartment is owned by mary kate olsen and that the pills were presumed to be sleeping pills

  75. chick says – reply to this


    tragic loss

  76. Katie says – reply to this


    WOW I am so shocked that I cant even believe it. I am sick about it. Poor Matilda and Michelle. WOW this is a mess. RIP

  77. MaRy says – reply to this


    its so saddddddddddddddd !!
    he was so hot !!!
    wy did he had to drug him self ???

  78. Kate says – reply to this


    Rest in Peace Heath, your talents will be sorely missed by millions :(

  79. Trex says – reply to this


    This falls under the category of OMG!

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends. What a shame. I keep thinking this is the kind of news we'll unfortunately hear about Britney. Or Amy. He wasn't even on the radar. Just a real tragedy.

  80. Kristen says – reply to this


    I don't even believe it…that is horrible…he is beautiful!

  81. VERY SAD says – reply to this



  82. L.Ron Tito says – reply to this


    Fuck you Perez! You did this!

  83. Melanie says – reply to this


    I just hope someone thought to call his family, before alerting the media. What a way to find out, via Mel & Kochie (Australian TV morning show "personalities").
    Heath was a wonderful, yet tortured soul. Sounds like suicide - "his body was surrounded by pills"? very silly if that's true, silly if he just took too much. Very sad whatever happened. Poor Matilda, his family, Michelle, his numerous girlfriends…….

    Australia Rocks!

  84. Shocked says – reply to this


    This is really shocking news. I pray for his little girl and his family.

  85. gog magog says – reply to this


    Perhaps this will go a long way toward ending society's infatuation with drugged stars i.e. LiLo, Wino, Brit, etc. etc. This "suicide" theory's a bit hard to swallow, too. 7.5 odds there's a coverup in process.

  86. Leo says – reply to this


    thank god, minus another freak. Britney u r next

  87. V says – reply to this


    I didn't believe Perez but I saw the breaking news on CNN and E News. This is really sad news, he was a great actor loved him in A Knight's Tale, The Patriot and Brokeback Mountain. His poor daughter…this is just really sad news :(

  88. Ashlee says – reply to this


    this is so sad to hear, he was such an awesome actor and what i am just watching now that it wasn't his apartment but mary-kate olsen's

  89. atariboy says – reply to this


    LESSON: If you can't stand the heat, don't pAArty with MKO bitches.

  90. brown-eyez says – reply to this



    RIP ENNIS………

  91. khiggs says – reply to this


    im so sad
    i loved him, amazing actor.
    this is just horrible =(

  92. tla8 says – reply to this


    I am soooooooooooo sad by this!!!!!! I think I'm in complete shock! RIP Heath!

  93. adt says – reply to this


    This is horrible. Why Heath Ledger of all people!

  94. melissa says – reply to this


    these young actors/actresses dont take into consideration the fact that many people would love to have their spot in hollywood. I have sympathy for Heath but only because of how good looking he is. If it were an ugly actor I would just say BOO FUCKIN HOO- people in hollywood need to shape up or shape out!
    This is ludacris! Britney is next.. you just watch.

  95. Jen says – reply to this


    I can't believe this! My heart goes out to his family and to Michelle and little Matilda.

  96. !!!!! says – reply to this


    remind you of his movie candy?

  97. Amanda says – reply to this


    o my gosh:( this is terrible.

  98. katie says – reply to this



    aaah. this is so sad :[

  99. layla says – reply to this


    he was a known heroin addict and that's why michelle williams dumped him.

  100. j says – reply to this


    say no to drugs kids!!

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