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Heath Ledger Found Dead in NYC

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 22, 2008 10:01PM

2008_01_joker.gifChicagoans got used to seeing heath Ledger around town last summer when he was here filming The Dark Knight. The New York Police Department is now reporting that Ledger was found dead in "a downtown Manhattan residence" this afternoon.

We find this particularly sad since Ledger had shown time and time again that he was an actor of great talents, unafraid to push against taboos or to stretch boundaries. His role as the Joker in the upcoming Batman film was poised to push him from well-respected actor to superstar.

Ledger leaves behind a remarkably solid body of work for one so young, and we're saddened by the loss of his singular talent. Gothamist is on the scene and updating the story as new information is released.