Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead

Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday (Jan. 22) in an apartment in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. He was 28. He was nominated for an Academy Award as best actor for his role as Ennis del Mar in Brokeback Mountain. Ledger is in the current release I’m Not There and recently completed playing the Joker in the next installment of the Batman movies. Police said an autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. Initial press reports indicated that over-the-counter sleeping pills were found on the scene.