I'm just as shocked as you are, as I write this.
According to TMZ.com, Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York City apartment earlier this afternoon. His body was discovered by his housekeeper, where he was reportedly surrounded by pills.
According to NYPD, a masseuse arrived at the actor's apartment and was let in by a housekeeper. When Heath didn't answer his bedroom door, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened it and found him unconscious. They attempted to wake him; when they couldn't, they called 911.
When paramedics arrived on the scene the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Heath, 28, has a two year old daughter with former love Michelle Williams, who met on the set of the movie Brokeback Mountain.
This is so shocking. We'll keep you updated as more details are revealed.
UPDATE: A law enforcement source told TMZ.com it was too early to determine if Heath's death was accidental or a suicide. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Per CNN.com, the pills that were found appeared to be an over-the-counter sleeping medication, said police spokeswoman Barbara Chen.