The NY Times reports that a masseuse showed up to the apartment for an appointment at 3:31 this afternoon. The masseuse and a housekeeper knocked on Heath’s bedroom door, but did not get any answer. They opened the door and found him unconscious. They immediately called for an ambulance. They apparently found prescription pills next to his body. When paramedics arrived, they performed CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was 28. He was one 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, with Michelle Williams.
WTF! I don’t even know to say. Fucking sad and tragic!
UPDATE: The apartment was owned by Mary-Kate Olsen
UPDATE II: The pills were reportedly over-the-counter medication, possibly Ambien.
UPDATE III: It was not MK’s apartment, but apparently she lives in the building.
UPDATE IV: MK does not live in the building! That’s cleared up. Heath’s autopsy will be conducted tomorrow. Police say two bottles of sleeping pills were found near his body, one OTC and one prescription.
UPDATE V: In a recent interview Heath talked about how his role as the “Joker” in the new Batman movie was so demonic to him that he had trouble sleeping. Friends also say he had a substance abuse problem, but he had not been in rehab.