Actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at his downtown Manhattan residence.
TMZ is reporting that Ledger was found in his apartment by his housekeeper earlier this afternoon.
The website is also reporting, prescription pills were found near his body.
The 28-year-old Ledger has been in a number of high profile relationships.
The most recent, with Michelle Williams, who with he has a two year old daughter.
They separated in September, 2007.
Ledger plays The Joker in the upcoming Batman film, "The Dark Knight."