Hollywood actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at his New York Apartment.
"He was found unconscious at the apartment and pronounced dead," a police spokeswoman said.
The 28-year-old star, who received an Oscar nomination for his role in the movie Brokeback Mountain, was filming the sequel to the action-thriller, Batman Begins before his death.
Ledger was filming for the role of Batman's arch rival The Joker in the film The Dark Knight.
He appeared in a series of big Hollywood blockbusters including The Patriot, Monster's Ball, A Knight's Tale, Ned Kelly, The Order.