Heath Ledger's apartment

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Heath Ledger's apartment

This is the apartment where Heath Ledger died from an overdose.

It is situated at 421 Broome Street in Manhattan, New York.

On January 22nd, 2008, the Australian actor was discovered in an unresponsive state at this loft apartment in the SoHo neighborhood of 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, including the opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Ledger's death occurred just six months before the release of the film The Dark Knight (2008), 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 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 breakup with actress Michelle Williams in September 2007. The couple had been dating since 2004. Williams gave birth to their daughter, Matilda Rose, in October 2005.

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

Heath Ledger apartment address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


421 Broome Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the apartment are:

40.721156, -73.998735


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, New York.

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

When news of the actor's death broke, dozens of fans and members of the media started gathering outside the building.

Ledger was going through a difficult time following the breakup of his relationship. Playing the role of the Joker had also been 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 in which Heath said that he was only 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

The building, which is called the Tulip Building, was constructed by Thomas & Sons in 1873.

The apartment has a large 3,700-square-foot terrace area on top, which includes a hot tub.

In the years following Ledger's death, the apartment underwent extensive renovations.

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

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Heath Ledger's apartment

This Google Street View image of Ledger's former apartment building was taken in October 2021.

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