It’s still really early to be coming to any serious conclusions about Heath Ledger’s tragic death yesterday. The latest update is that NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that a rolled-up $20 bill was found near the late actor’s body.
In addition, Kelly revealed that “no testing has been done for narcotics at this time,” referring to the rolled-up bill. And an autopsy came back with inconclusive results.
Brokeback Mountain will be the performance that goes down in the history books to remember the life and career of Heath Ledger. Many critics had questioned his talent as an actor leading up to his role as a gay cowboy, but the sheer brilliance of his grace on the silver screen won even the most hardened critics over.
Despite this role bringing Ledger his only Oscar nomination, he gave many other performances that are worthy of mentioning.
In light of the recent tragic death of Aussie actor Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, his once-fiancé and the mother of his two-year-old daughter Matilda, is taking the news extremely hard.
Reportedly, the “Dawson’s Creek” actress was on location in Sweden with her daughter when she received the news that Heath had been found dead. According to a source close to Williams, “She’s devastated.”
Less than 24 hours after his lifeless body was discovered by a maid, Heath Ledger’s family has released a statement regarding his tragic death.
Their statement is as follows:
"Heath's family confirms the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda. He was found peacefully asleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.
In a breaking story, Brokeback Mountain actor Heath Ledger was found dead earlier today at the age of 28.
Ledger was found at his downtown Manhattan residence by a housekeeper and masseuse. Reportedly the masseuse showed up at 421 Broome Street, apartment 5A in SoHo for an afternoon appointment, only to find the Australian actor dead.
Life doesn’t stop in Hollywood, even for heartbroken movie stars. And even though he recently split from Michelle Williams, Heath Ledger was back at work, doing press for his new movie “I’m Not There” at the Venice Film Festival.
The Brokeback Mountain stud split with his 3-year-girlfriend Michelle a couple of weeks ago, but the wounds appear to still be very fresh. His somber appearance at a press conference earlier this week testified to that.