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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment, the New York Police Department said.

    Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.

    The Academy Award nominated actor was 28.

    "Pills were found in the vicinity of the bed," police spokesman Paul Browne told CNN.

    "This is being looked at as a possible overdose, but that is not confirmed yet."

    The pills appeared to be over-the-counter sleeping medication, said police spokeswoman Barbara Chen.

    Ledger was unresponsive when he was found by a housekeeper who had gone to wake him for an appointment with a masseuse in the Soho apartment, Browne said.

    He was declared dead at about 3:30 p.m., Browne said.

    In 2005, the actor played Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain," about two cowboys who had a secret relationship.

    The role earned him the Oscar nomination.

    Ledger was born in Perth, Australia. He has a young daughter with actress Michelle Williams, his co-star in "Brokeback Mountain."

    "He was just so respected in the industry," said Kim Serafin, senior editor of In Touch Weekly. "It's just horribly tragic. He was just a fine actor and a good person, so this is horribly sad and very unexpected."
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    His effort in The Patriot made the plot work. Good actor, worth watching.

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    I really liked Ledger, in virtually all of his roles. Anyone seen this clip?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKa-aDga1fE

    My response here, is there are body movements not consistant with his past, as well as tone and so forth. Anyone familar with drug addictions should recognize this, should have recognized this and done something if possible. On his last junket there were a number of reporters who noted this, as well as him drinking a lot, carrying around a bottle of wine and drinking. I can't say for certain what happened, the autopsy will say that, I will say, I have seen these motions, movements, tones, and actions far too many times in the past. A lot more could be said all speculation at this point, but one can make educated guesses, mine would be more than just perscription medications based on the change in body, and everything else as evidenced in the clip above. A sad loss, especially because of the talent.
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    The Patriot is probably my favorite movie. Very sad to see anyone go so young.
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