Mary-Kate Olsen was called for Heath Ledger; actor used to do drugs with Naomi Campbell; London set of his latest film shut down
The AP reports massage therapist Diana Wolozin picked up Ledger’s cell phone upon finding him unconscious and called Olsen because her number was programmed into his handset. Wolozin apparently knew Ledger and Olsen were friends (the New York tabloids say they were dating -- we thought he was seeing supermodel Helena Christensen), so she asked the twin for advice.
Olsen lives in Manhattan, but was in California at the time, so she send she would send over her private security guards to help. When Wolozin realized Ledger might be dead, she called Olsen back and then called 911.
Police are putting his time of death between 1 p.m. — when housekeeper Teresa Solomon arrived and let herself in with a key — and 2:45 p.m., when Wolozin arrived. Solomon told police she went to Ledger’s bedroom to change a light bulb but saw him sleeping and heard him snoring, so she left the room.
Further investigation has found that six different prescription drugs were found in the room, including pills to treat insomnia and anxiety and an antihistamine, the AP says. Three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe, where Ledger had been filming. Tests on a rolled-up $20 bill have come back negative for illegal drugs, proving it was, lo and behold, just a rolled-up $20 bill, despite a ContactMusic.com report that says Ledger used to do all sorts of drugs with Naomi Campbell.
Rebecca White, who was Campbell’s assistant for three years starting in 2001, tells the U.K.’s Sun that she regularly saw Ledger popping pills and snorting coke. “Heath asked Naomi if she had any cocaine — I used to carry it around for her — and I remember giving him the packet and he went off, back and forth throughout the night.”
At another event, “Naomi gave Heath a handful of these little blue pills and I remember him putting them all in his mouth at once and swigging a bottle of Cristal champagne.” White did say that Heath seemed to clean up his act after his daughter Matilda was born in 2005, though.
Funeral arrangements were made Thursday but details were not released. “The family doesn’t want us to give out any information,” said George Amado, the general manager of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home in Manhattan.
Meanwhile, the set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Heath’s latest project, has been shut down, Us reports.
“I just got the call (Tuesday) saying everyone was being let go,” a source said. “We were supposed to start this weekend, but obviously they fired everyone (Wednesday). They don’t know yet what they are doing with the footage that was already shot.”
The shoot began in London in December, and Ledger was last photographed on set on Jan. 19.
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