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Tuesday January 22, 2008 3:57 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Put Description HereOn a day when Hollywood should be celebrating movies, actors are instead mourning the loss of one of their own.

Actor was found dead this afternoon in New York by his housekeeper.  The star in this year’s was only 28.  While no official cause of death has been released, it appears it may have been drug-related.

Ledger, a Best Actor nominee for 2005’s , leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter.  Matilda’s mother, actress , met Heath in 2004 on the set of their Oscar-nominated movie.  Although it was often rumored the two were married, the couple parted ways last September.  Prior to Williams, Ledger had been in an on-and-off relationship with another former co-star, .

In addition to this year’s sequel, Ledger’s work can currently be seen in (co-starring recent nominee Cate Blanchett).

- Heath’s co-star in 2000’s - just released this statement to Entertainment Tonight about the tragic news:

“I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”

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