Rolled $20 Found Near Ledger

Bill to be tested; no visible residue found
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2008 4:18 PM CST
Ileana Diaz, 16, and Leslie Valette, 18, fans of the deceased actor Heath Ledger, wait with flowers outside the building where his body was found Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 in the Soho neighborhood of New...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A rolled-up $20 bill was discovered close to Heath Ledger’s body, the AP reports. No illegal drugs were found in the New York apartment where the 28-year-old Australian actor was found dead yesterday, and a police official said there was no visible drug residue on the bill, which will be tested in a crime lab.

Ledger’s body was released to a New York City funeral home following his autopsy, which failed to provide a cause of death without further testing. The film community continued its outpouring of grief at the late actor’s passing. "Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life," said Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee. “His death is heartbreaking."