The New York City police department has released a statement saying there is no reason to suspect Heath Ledger’s death this afternoon was a suicide. His body, while naked, was found on the bed and not on the floor. Whereas there were perscription drug bottles found, Ledger had been suffering from pneumonia.
The police have not ruled out suicide or any other cause. As in all unfolding stories, details will continue come out as the investigation procedes.
FURTHER UPDATE – 10:00 PM: Alan Horn, President and COO of Warner Bros. and Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group have issued the following statement to TMZ. The studio is producing the next Batman film, The Dark Knight.
"The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."