Volume 77 / Number 34 Jan. 23 - 29, 2008
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Villager photo by Shoshanna Bettencourt

‘Brokeback’ star dies in Soho

About 150 people gathered on Broome St. in Soho yesterday as the body of actor Heath Ledger, 28, was loaded into a city Medical Examiner’s van at 6:45 p.m. after he died of an apparent drug overdose. The Academy Award-nominated “Brokeback Mountain” star was reportedly found naked inside a loft apartment at 421 Broome St. with a bottle of sleeping pills nearby. News cameras flashed and filmed and cell phone cameras were held aloft as Ledger’s body was removed from the building and put into the van, above.


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