Thanks to Beliefnet’s Lilit Marcus who forwarded me the link to US Magazine’s story on Heath. In the article:

News of Heath Ledger’s death has shaken friends of the actor.
“This is terrible and I’m in shock,” a close friend of Ledger’s tells Usmagazine.com. “But to tell you the truth… we saw it coming.”
“Heath has gone though a rough road of trying to get sober,” the source tells Us.

“Things were very dark,” the source says. “His one joy was Matilda.” Matilda is his 2-year-old daughter with Michelle Williams. They split in September.
“Everything else was misery for him,” adds the source. “Unfortunately he was too late in getting help.”
Ledger, 28, was found dead, reportedly at Mary-Kate Olsen’s apartment.

Click here for a retrospective of Ledger’s life.

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