Heath Ledger found dead in New York - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Heath Ledger found dead in New York

NEW YORK, New York- Police in New York now say there's no obvious sign that Heath Ledger took his own life.

The young actor was found dead with sleeping pills nearby in his Manhattan apartment.

He'd told The New York Times in a November interview that he'd "stressed out a little too much" and had trouble sleeping while making his latest movies.

Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the apartment this afternoon. A housekeeper who went to tell him that the massage therapist had arrived found him dead.

Ledger nabbed an Oscar nod for his role in "Brokeback Mountain," and also starred in "A Knight's Tale" and "The Patriot."

He had recently finished filming his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," a sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins."

Ledger was 28 years old.

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