Ledger details change a bit

In the story the New York Times will run in the paper tomorrow, Heath Ledger was found naked on the floor (not on the bed) and there were no illegal drugs found in the fourth-floor Broome Street loft. Prescription sleeping pills were found near the bed, and other medications were in the bathroom, but there was no immediate indication of an overdose. An autopsy is supposed to be conducted Wednesday.

The police said Mr. Ledger’s body was found after a masseuse arrived at the apartment at 2:45 p.m. for her regular appointment with Mr. Ledger. A housekeeper let her in and knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. No one answered.

The housekeeper and the masseuse pushed open the bedroom door and saw Mr. Ledger, unconscious, on the floor. They shook him but could not revive him, and then called for help, the police said. The housekeeper told officers that she had heard him snoring in the bedroom around 12:30 p.m., the police said.

The NYT story carries 14 credit lines in addition to the byline. TMZ makes the connection to Mary-Kate Olsen, saying the masseuse summoned a friend who is Olsen's bodyguard and an EMT. He came over from nearby and helped try to revive Ledger.

Heath Ledger found dead in New York

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Hollywood stories on LA Observed:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
Volleying with Rosie Casals
LACMA costumes curator on Queen Victoria as fashion icon
Costume designer Mary Zophres moves on from 'La La Land'
Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies
Oscars end on a surprise plot twist*


LA Observed on Twitter