Wow, what is going on with these Hollywood stars? A week after 25-year-old actor Brad Renfro was found dead in his L.A. home, there’s news of yet another untimely death. This time, it’s 28-year-old Heath Ledger, who won critical acclaim for his role in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.
This is a breaking story, so not many details are known at this time. However, early reports indicate that Ledger was found unconscious in his SoHo apartment by his housekeeper, who called 911 at 3:26pm ET. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find Ledger in full cardiac arrest, and were unable to revive him.
Authorities believe that drugs could be involved in the death, as prescription pills were found near Ledger’s body.
I have to admit that I was shocked by this news. I’d never heard of Ledger being involved with drugs (unlike Renfro), so I didn’t even consider that something like this was possible.
How tragic. This guy was so talented and had such a long, bright career in front of him… What a waste, ya know?