Health Ledger, academy award nominee and best known for his groundbreaking role as Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his bed at one of his residences in Soho, NYC by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET today. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime, adding prescription pills were found near his body.
According to NYPD a masseuse arrived at Ledger's apartment and was let in by a housekeeper. When he didn't answer his bedroom door, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened it and found him unconscious. They attempted to wake him, and when they couldn't they called 911.
TMZ was told when paramedics responded, the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is a sad, sad day for such an amazingly talented young actor.