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1/22/08

BREAKING NEWS: Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead

A New York Police Department spokesman says the actor Heath Ledger has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

Ledger, 28, was well known for his role in "Brokeback Mountain," and he stars in the upcoming "The Dark Knight" Batman movie as the Joker.

He split last year from wife, Michelle Williams, with whom he has a daughter.

Sources say housekeeper and masseuse found him at approximately 2:35 p.m. Tuesday. His apartment was also strewn with pills. Right now it is unclear if it was an intentional or accidental death.

The latest details tonight on NewsChannel 11 at Five.

AP, MSNBC, and NY Post contributed to this report.

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