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01st Mar 2024

Heartbreaking new details emerge about Heath Ledger’s death


Heath Ledger

BY Ryan Price

The Dark Knight star was found dead in his New York City apartment in 2008.

A friend of Heath Ledger has disclosed fresh information about the night the much-loved Australian actor tragically died.

Ledger was found unresponsive in his Manhattan apartment on January 22nd 2008 at just 28 years old. At the time, an inquest found he had died from an accidental overdose of prescribed sleeping medication.

Heath Ledger

Sixteen years on, Stephen Gaghan, a well-known writer and director revealed that Ledger died with a script for a film he was planning to direct, next to him in his bed.

Gaghan, an Oscar winner with many years of Hollywood experience, had been working on a screen adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, and was going to cast the 10 Things I Hate About You star as the lead.

He added that Gladwell’s book was also discovered on Ledger’s bedside table.