Heath Ledger’s family read a statement outside of their home in West Australia:
“We, Heath’s family, confirm the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda, who was found in a peaceful sleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. (EST),” his father, Kim, read while accompanied by mother Sally and Ledger’s sister, Katie.
“We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their kind wishes at this time.
“Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life, but few had the pleasure to truly know him.
“He was a down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and unselfish individual who was an extreme inspiration to many.
“Please now respect our family’s need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.”
Separately, Ledger’s rep said, “We are all deeply saddened and shocked by this accident. This is an extremely difficult time for his loved ones and we are asking the media to please respect the family’s privacy and avoid speculation until the facts are known.”
I can’t imagine his family is going through right now. They have lost a son, a brother, a father and a friend. Until any facts are known, I will not be writing about the many possible reasons for his death that are all over the press/tabloids.
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I am in utter shock to hear that Heath Ledger was found dead today at at 3:35 PM ET, in Soho, NY. He was only 28 years old, and leaves behind his two year old daughter Matilda with former fiancee Michelle Williams.
At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities.
The police said they did not suspect foul play. Officials said pills were found near the body.
I don’t know what to say – my heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
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Here’s some of the birth details from Nicole Richie’s delivery. Star magazine is reporting (so who knows how true they are) For starters, Nicole apparently used a mirror to watch the birth of her daughter Harlow.
“A nurse handed Nicole a mirror so she could see the birth. At first she was too afraid, but she watched during the final few pushes.”
A source says, they had a bit of a scary moment right after the delivery, when Harlow turned slightly blue, (but probably just needed to be suctioned) they were reassured by the doctor and she was placed on her chest.
Nicole went through the delivery naturally, and had an epidural after delivery (which can’t be right??- maybe she had pain medication injected) Oh, and she sent a note on over to Christina Aguilera, to wish Christina luck with the delivery and let her know she was in her thoughts.
The source added: “It was sweet!”
Who knows, like I said it’s Star
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I think this is such a great picture of Kate Hudson and her son Ryder, 4, as they watched the Golden State Warriors play the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Oakland, California on Jan.21.
Alex Rodriguez and his pregnant wife, Cynthia, are pictured at a benefit for his A-Rod Family Foundation in Miami. When Cynthia was recently asked by CBS4 if it’s tough being in the limelight, she replied:
“I think it poses challenges, but I think it forces you to reevaluate your value system. What matters and what’s most important. At the end of the day he’s just Natasha’s dad and he’s my husband. He’s a family man.”
Cynthia and Alex are expecting a girl this spring, the baby will join big sister Natasha, 3. For more on the A-Rod Family Foundation, and to see a video of Cynthia being interviewed, click here.
Really cute pictures of Tiger Woods with his wife Elin Nordegren, daughter Sam, 7-months, and his mother Kultida, at the unveiling of a bronze statue of Tiger with his late father Earl Woods, at the Learning Center in Anaheim, CA.
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