*Updated to Add:
This is the most concise rundown of the facts I’ve seen, and thought it was worth adding to this post.
Us Magazine reports:
Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information of the New York Police Department, held a press conference on Heath Ledger Tuesday night. He confirmed the following:
â€¢ The deceased was discovered by a masseuse and a housekeeper at approximately 2:45 p.m. today.
â€¢ The masseuse was there for a regular appointment.
â€¢ The deceased was found in his bedroom.
â€¢ The deceased was lying on the floor, curled up, at the foot of his bed.
â€¢ The deceased was naked and face down.
â€¢ There were not pills found scattered around the room as had been previously reported.
â€¢ There were some prescription bottles, including prescription sleeping medication, uncovered.
â€¢ Police do not know how long the deceased had been in the apartment.
â€¢ The deceased was renting the apartment.
â€¢ The cause of death has not yet been determined. The determination will be made by the medical examiners office.**
Well – Considering this IS Stars Behind BARS – this will probably be my last post on Heath Ledger’s passing. According to his rep, the police have informed his family that this was an accident. If anything of a dubious nature comes to light, I will of course share that with you.
Last little tidbits – there were pills, however, they were sleeping pills (Heath was apparently a notorious insomniac.) Also – it has been reported that he had pneumonia at the time of his death. The autopsy is tomorrow. The toxicology results, of course, will be a few weeks. Why can’t that part be like CSI?? I always feel for families that have to bury their loved ones in uncertainty.
Here’s a link to a TMZ.com video – be warned – it shows him being driven off in a body bag. Included is also a snippet from an interview in which he discusses how he felt about death in light of his daughter’s birth. I, for some reason, can’t embed this one – so go to the link.