Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger of Brokeback Mountain Dead at 28

I just learned that a New York Police Department spokesman says the Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence.

Ledger had recently separated from his wife, actress Michelle Williams. The couple have one daughter, Matilda, reports CBS station WCBS-TV in New York.

He is appearing in the next installment of the "Batman" movie opposite Christian Bale as the infamous "Joker" and was in the midst of filming "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus." Ledger was 28.

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