Australia-born actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his NYC apartment today. It is reported that he allegedly died of either a drug overdose or hanging at Mary-Kate Olsen's apartment. More details as they come in. Sad. Very much so. Read more about the actor here and here.

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UPDATE: According to our parent site, Gothamist:

The housekeeper and masseuse tried to awake him and called the authorities when he did not respond. When the paramedics responded he was in full cardiac arrest and they attempted to perform CPR. It was unsuccessful, however, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.The police say foul play is not suspected.

He was not, as was reported in the , found dead inside MK Olsen's pad.

Weighing in with hard-boiled insouciance on the death of the Academy Award nominee (on announcement day no less! Have you no shame?), check out SFBG and SF Weekly also getting in on the traffic-enticing action.

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