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Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead

NEW YORK CITY (KHNL) -- Academy award-nominated actor Heath Ledger died Tuesday afternoon.  He was found dead in a Manhattan apartment at approximately 3:30 pm, according to The New York Times.

The newspaper reports a masseuse went to Ledger's apartment in Soho for an appointment.  A housekeeper knocked Ledger's bedroom door to let him know the masseuse had arrived.  Ledger was found naked and unconscious, and the housekeeper and masseuse called police.

Police officials said they do not suspect foul play.  They confirmed police officers found sleeping pills near Ledger's body.

Ledger was a best actor Oscar nominee for Brokeback Mountain, a controversial Ang Lee film about gay cowboys.

He also starred in other films, including The Patriot, Monster's Ball and A Knight's Tale.

Ledger was 28.  He is survived by his two-year-old daughter Matilda, whose mother is Michelle Williams, Ledger's former fiancee and co-star of Brokeback Mountain.

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