HEATH LEDGER DEAD

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TMZ has learned that Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY.

He was found in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET, dead in his bed. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime.

The 28-year-old actor has a daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams.

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ETA: MSNBC is reporting that the actor was found, surrounded by pills.

The NY Times is reporting a masseuse arrived at his apartment and was let in the door by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger's bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom door and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They attempted to wake him, and when they couldn't they called 911.

We're 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.

CNN reports possible drug overdose was suspected.
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