Heath Ledger 1979-2008
And so we're off, with the first untimely celebrity death to be reported on these pages.
A sad one it is, too, for it is our sad duty to report the demise of Australian-born actor Heath Ledger, found dead in a Manhattan apartment.
Seen as a rising star in Hollywood, Ledger was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 'gay cowboy' movie Brokeback Mountain.
Police suspect a drug overdose. He leaves a young family.
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