A Tribute to a Great Actor, Man and Father. We Love you, and will Miss you!
Our hearts and sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
With all our Love. R.I.P
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January 22, 2008 -- Oscar-nominated Australian actor Heath Ledger died today in his SoHo apartment. He was 28.
Ledger was found by his maid and a massage therapist with whom he had a scheduled 3 p.m. appointment at his apartment at 421 Broome Street.
Unable to wake him, the maid and therapist called 911 at about 3:26. Emergency workers were unable to revive the star and he was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m.
Ledger's uncle and confidant, Neil Bell, said that his family was "devastated," according to close friend, LA-based private investigator Paul Baressi.
"He said the father and mother are devastated because they found out of his death through the media," said Baressi, who talked to Bell less than a half an hour after Ledger's death.
Locals in the neighborhood said Ledger was low-key.
"We always greeted each other, it's such a shock," said Julie McIntosh, 32, who works in a hair salon on his block.
It was unclear if it was an intentional or accidental death.
Ledger split last Sept from partner, Michelle Williams, with whom he has a daughter, Matilda.
Ledger's early career as an actor was marked by small roles in several independent features in his home country of Australia.
He broke onto the international movie scene in 19 with his turn as the brooding high-school heart-throb who captures Julia Stiles' attention in "10 Things I Hate About You." After starring roles in "The Patriot," "A Knight's Tale," and "The Brothers Grimm," Ledger earned critical acclaim with his poignant performance as a gay cattle rancher in director Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2007, he appeared in the independent film "I'm Not There," as one of many incarnations of Bob Dylan. He recently wrapped filming on 'The Dark Knight,' the sequel to 'Batman Begins,' in which he plays the villainous Joker. His most recent role was in director Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,' which is listed as still "in production" on imdb.com.
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