From TMZ Heath Ledger Has Died TMZ has learned that Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY. He was found dead in his bed in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET today. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime. The 28-year-old actor has a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams. He was set to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight." How sad. Seriously, thats so shocking.