Australian actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment in New York, the death being apparently caused by a drug overdose, CNN reports. Born in 1979, Ledger was nominated for the Academy Awards two years ago, for his role in Brokeback Mountain. An NYPD official said that his body was found by the apartment maid and that medicines were found near Ledger. There were no suicide notes or other indications that the actor killed himself.