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Masseuse tells of Heath Ledger's last moments
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14:03, January 25, 2008

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Distressed celebrity masseuse Diane Lee Wolozin who found Hollywood actor Heath Ledger dead in his New York apartment made two calls to actress Mary-Kate Olsen before calling the emergency services, media reports said Friday.

Diana Wolozin told police she first called Olsen, a friend of Ledger's whose number was in his mobile phone, for advice when she thought the 28-year-old actor was unconscious. But when she realized he may be dead she called Olsen again, and then called for an ambulance.

Ledger, star of "Brokeback Mountain" and the upcoming "Dark Knight," had six different types of drugs, including sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication, inside his apartment but post-mortem results have so far proved inconclusive, authorities said.


Actor Heath Ledger is pictured in a scene from "Brokeback Mountain" in this undated publicity photograph.(Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Police said the Australian actor probably died between 1 p.m. and 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday.

At 1 p.m., housekeeper Teresa Solomon went into his bedroom to change a light bulb, saw him sleeping and heard him snoring.

At 2.45 p.m., Wolozin, the massage therapist, arrived for Ledger's appointment, knocked on his door and got no answer. She tried to call him on his mobile phone, but again got no response. She went into the bedroom, set up her massage table and again tried to wake Ledger.

Wolozin told police that Ledger was cold to the touch, but that she assumed he was just unconscious. She used his mobile phone to call Olsen, whose number was programmed into the phone, because she knew they were friends.

New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly said a rolled-up 20 dollar note was also found near Ledger's body, but no illegal drugs were discovered in the apartment.

Ledger was filming in London last weekend and police sources said three of the six drugs, which included sleeping pills, anti-anxiety tablets and an anti-histamine, were prescribed in Europe.

Source:Xinhua/Agencies





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