Australian actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence, a New York Police Department spokesman says.
He was set to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight.
UPDATE: I just had to share this quote he gave not long ago: “The Joker, so far, is definitely the most fun I’ve had with any character. He’s just out of control — no empathy, he’s a sociopath, uh, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And, uh, I’m just thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying it. It’s just exceeded any expectations I had of what the experience would be like.“