UPDATED (2:49pm): Heath Ledger, the 28 year old actor next appearing as The Joker in this summer’s “The Dark Knight,” was found dead this afternoon in a Manhattan apartment.
“Signs pointed to a suicide,” according to police sources cited by the New York Times.
Ledger was born on April 4th, 1979 in Perth Australia, and first became known to American audiences in 1999’s “10 Things I Hate About You,” and in 2006 was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “Brokeback Mountain.” He also played the real life Zephyr Surf Shop owner Skip Engblom in 2005’s “Lords of Dogtown.”
He has a 2 year old daughter with actress Michelle Williams.
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