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Heath Ledger Last Moments

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HEATH Ledger's ex-fiancee Michelle Williams has arrived back in New York as dramatic details of the fight to save the actor have emerged.

The distressed celebrity masseuse who found Heath Ledger's body made panicked calls to former sitcom child star and rumoured Ledger girlfriend Mary-Kate Olsen, 21, in California before ringing emergency services.

"I don't know what to do," she screamed. Fearing he had died, she called again and screamed: "I think he's dead!", police sources said.

Evidence is emerging that Ledger was alive less than three hours before emergency crews were called to his Manhattan apartment.

Ledger's housekeeper reportedly arrived, heard him snoring and carried on with household chores until his celebrity masseuse then came and failed to rouse him.

The dramatic details emerged as police said tests on a $20 rolled up note seized from the actor's apartment showed no traces of illegal drugs.

In other developments:

SUPERMODEL Helena Christensen has told how she was on her way to visit Ledger, while fellow supermodel Gemma Ward, romantically linked to Ledger, is believed to be in New York and is expected to join the actor's dad in Los Angeles for a memorial service later this week.

LEDGER'S body will be flown back to Australia for a burial in his hometown Perth. His body has been temporarily moved to The Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel - the final stop for many of the world's most famous names including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon, Judy Garland and Luther Vandross, PageSix.com reports.

HOLLYWOOD legend Jack Nicholson revealed he had recently warned Ledger about the dangers of taking sleeping pills. Nicholson said he had almost driven off a cliff after taking Ambien, which is marketed as Stillnox in Australia.

SIX types of prescription pills were found in the apartment. The nearly full bottles contained the anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam (Ativan). The sleeping medication Zoplicone (Lunesta) and the sedative Temazepam (Restoril) -- which is used by people with "debilitating insomnia" - were also found, according to TMZ.com.

A US religious 'hate group" declared Ledger was now "in hell" and threatened to form a picket at Ledger's funeral because he played a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

SUPERMODEL Gemma Ward's sister insisted the actor was clean and had sworn off alcohol amid a bout of anxiety caused by being unable to see his daughter.

FANS created a makeshift memorial shrine at Ledger's apartment block in New York.

IN another bizarre twist to Ledger's death, it has emerged that the actor was obsessed with reclusive '70s musician Nick Drake, who died in eerily similar circumstances at the age of 26.

Speculation is rife that Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication including sleeping pills and that he was battling substance abuse and depression.

Olsen twins in futile race against time

Olsen, a friend of Ledger's, dispatched her twin sister Ashley's security staff to Ledger's apartment after a desperate plea for help from the celebrity masseuse.

"Heath is unconscious, I don't know what to do," Diane Lee Wolozin said in the first call to Olsen, made on Ledger's mobile phone, according to New York's Daily News.

Seconds later, Wolozin called again: "He's not waking up. I'm calling 911."

The masseuse then called for emergency help.

Paramedics arrived minutes later, about the same time members of Ashley Olsen's security detail reached the $26,000-a-month apartment, a police source said.

Wolozin was with housekeeper Teresa Solomon when they found Ledger - naked and face-down in his bed - after he failed to show for a 3pm massage.

Prescription drugs found

Police have said that a rolled-up $20 note was found near Heath Ledger's body, though no illegal drugs were found in his apartment. The note was found to be clean of drug residue.

Authorities found six different types of prescription drugs in Ledger's New York apartment, including pills to treat insomnia and anxiety and an antihistamine, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe.

The Australian-born actor was found dead yesterday by his housekeeper and a massage therapist - lying naked and face-down on his bed, police said.

The prescription sleeping pills and anti-anxiety pills were found in bottles in Ledger's bedroom and bathroom, and police said the death was caused by a possible drug overdose and appeared to be accidental.

Ledger's death also affected the White House, with US president George W Bush postponing an advertising campaign on preventing prescription drug abuse.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, said the autopsy on the actor was inconclusive and that more would be known after more thorough tests can be completed.

That process was expected to take about 10 days.

Fans and film industry in mourning

Fans left flowers and candles outside his Manhattan apartment overnight.

News of the death stunned family, fans and colleagues.

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