Word is coming down the wire right now that actor Heath Ledger has died.
These are very preliminary reports that don't speak to the circumstances surrounding his death, so there's a chance they're not true, but if they are, this is a real tragedy. The guy's a great actor and the early footage of his work in the upcoming "Dark Knight" looked good enough to put him even more securely onto the A-list of Hollywood talent.
Ledger was 28 years old.
[Late Update: The New York Times has more information, including how Ledger was found, and a clue as to the sad cause of death. How depressing.]