This article says that Ledger was found dead today “with prescription sleeping pills nearby.” Here’s a quote from when he was working on “Dark Night”, the next Batman movie in which he plays the Joker.
“Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” Ledger told the newspaper. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.” He said he took two Ambien pills, which worked for only an hour, the paper said.
This sounds like a man who was desperate for rest. Heath was my age. He was a pretty decent actor; it’s very tragic.