Actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in New York.

Police say he was found in his home in SoHo by a housekeeper.  The cause of his death is as yet unknown but policespokesperson, Paul Browne, said that they are investigating the possibility of a drugs overdose.

The 28-year-old star of Brokeback Mountain has a daughter with Michelle Williams, his co-star on that film.  The couple reportedly split-up last year.