Heath Ledger's apartment.

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Heath Ledger's apartment location.

On January 22nd, 2008, Australian actor Heath Ledger was discovered in an unresponsive state at this loft apartment in Lower Manhattan.

Despite administering CPR, paramedics were unable to revive him. At exactly 3:36 p.m., the 28-year-old film star was pronounced dead at the scene.

A toxicology report concluded that Ledger's death was accidental and that it was caused by a lethal mix of prescription drugs. Six different medications were found in his system. These included the opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Ledger's death occurred just six months before the release of the film "The Dark Knight", in which he portrayed a psychopathic criminal called "the Joker".

Following the release of the movie, his performance was widely praised by film critics and fans. He was also posthumously awarded the "Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor" at the Oscars in February of 2009.

Ledger was renting the top apartment on the fourth floor of this building for roughly $25,000 per month. He moved into the loft apartment following his break-up with actress Michelle Williams in September of 2007. The couple had been dating since 2004. Williams gave birth to their daughter Matilda Rose in October of 2005.

At the time of his death, his daughter was only two years old.

Heath Ledger's death location.

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the apartment are as follows.

  • Latitude: 40.721190
  • Longitude: -73.998698


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The full address for this location is:

421 Broome Street
New York
NY 10013
United States


The building is situated about 400 feet east of the intersection between Broadway and Broome Street. It is in the Soho neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, between Crosby and Lafayette. The area is relatively close to Little Italy.


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421 Broome Street.

Heath Ledger death location

421 Broome Street is situated in the SoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan.

The inset photograph on the right shows officials from the medical examiner's office removing Heath Ledger's body from the scene.

After he was found dead, fans and members of the press started to gather outside of the building.

Ledger was going through a difficult time following the break-up of his relationship. Playing the role of "the Joker" was also physically and mentally taxing for him.

He openly spoke about his insomnia, which was keeping him awake for lengthy periods throughout the night.

Three months before his overdose, the New York Times published an interview with the actor. During the interview, Heath said that he was averaging about two hours of sleep per night. He also admitted to taking extra Ambien tablets.

All in all, it seems as though the 28-year-old started abusing prescription drugs in a misguided effort to slow his thoughts down and get some rest.

The Tulip Building.

The Tulip Building.

This is an aerial "birds eye" image of the cast-iron "Tulip Building" at 421 Broome Street. It was built in 1873 by Thomas & Sons.

The building is situated between Centre Street and Lafayette Street.

It has a large 3,700 square feet terrace area on top, which includes a hot tub. In the years that followed Ledger's death, the apartment underwent extensive renovations.

In November of 2021, it was sold for $49 million.

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