'Brokeback Mountain' director Ang Lee released a statement: "Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life...
All her press for her movie has been canceled because of Ledger's death.
Wednesday morning in Australia his family gave a statement . Olsen said she would call some private security people she knew in New York, and hung up. George Amato, the general manager of the Frank E Campbell Funeral Home, said, rather indiscreetly, "We have been asked to take care of the body from those who are in charge of him and to remain discreet." Tissue samples taken will stay with the medical examiner to be tested. "Please now respect our family's need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately." "I think Tennyson got it right in the poem when he described someone as having died at a young age but burning the candles at both ends, and oh what a beautiful flame he made, that was Heath, what a beautiful flame he made and a great talent." "My heart goes out to everyone in his family and my family." "The saddest thing is his daughter whom he just loved dearly." Ledger's ex-girlfriend, Naomi Watts, is in Sundance. Paramedics do not allow the security guards into the bedroom where Ledger is. Olsen in California to seek her guidance, knowing Ms. "He was a down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and unselfish individual who was an extreme inspiration to many. Cops also found Ambien, along with several medications prescribed in Europe." According to Us Weekly, the Terry Gillian production of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', which Ledger was partially though filming, has been scrapped and everyone let go.
Authorities found six different prescription drugs in Ledger's apartment, including ones for insomnia and anxiety and an antihistamine TMZ reports some of the prescription medications found in his apartment were "Xanax and Valium, both anti-anxiety drugs.
He was such a special and genuine person, so extraordinarily talented because he was so raw and honest with his feelings. This is immensely sad." Meanwhile, quotes Jack Nicholson has said simply, cryptically, "I warned him." Ledger will next be seen reprising Nicholson's role as the Joker in Batman sequel The Dark Knight, trailer here.
I had just left him a message and heard his voice on the machine...
He seems mildly out of it and speaks of playing the Joker in the Batman film "The Dark Knight." Here is video of Ledger on "Ellen" in 2006, happily talking about his then-newborn daughter and finding out about his "Brokeback Mountain" Oscar nomination. Meanwhile, a "friend" of Ledger's told Us hours after the death that: TMZ has learned that Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY.
He was found dead in his bed in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at PM ET today.
Paramedics arrive and go up in the elevator to the apartment with Olsen's security guards (whom Olsen had called to check out the scene). on Tuesday, a housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, arrived at the apartment, at 421 Broome Street in So Ho, to do household chores. Ledger's bedroom to change a light bulb in an adjacent bathroom; she found him on the bed face down, with the sheet pulled up to his shoulders, and heard him snoring. Using his cellphone, she used a speed-dial button to call Ms. "Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life, but few had the pleasure to truly know him.