Heath Ledger’s masseuse called Mary-Kate Olsen twice on discovering his body before contacting emergency services.
Police sources have confirmed Diana Wolozin used the speed dial on Ledger’s mobile phone to call Olsen in California after finding the Brokeback Mountain star unconscious at his New York apartment at 2.45pm on Tuesday.
A source told People magazine: “Wolozin arrived at the apartment and when Ledger did not come out of his bedroom she called his cell and got no answer. She went into the room and found him lying on the bed. She shook
him but he did not respond. So she used his speed dial to call Olsen. Olsen told the masseuse she would call security people in New York for help. The masseuse then called Olsen back to say she would call 911 herself.
“Emergency services arrived at the apartment at almost the exact same time as Olsen’s security people.”
When news first broke of the 28-year-old actor’s death, it was reported he had died at 21-year-old Olsen’s apartment. The couple had previously been romantically linked.
Meanwhile, Ledger’s former fiancée Michelle Williams arrived home in Brooklyn yesterday with the couple’s two-year-old daughter Matilda.
The 27-year-old actress – who split from Ledger in September – was on a film set in Sweden when she was told of his death.
The Australian actor is to be buried in his home town of Perth. His body was taken from the New York medical examiner’s office to the Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel after yesterday’s autopsy.
A source at the funeral chapel revealed they are preparing to ship Ledger’s body to Australia as soon as possible.
Michelle Lee, a representative for the Australian consulate, said: “Our consulate has been in contact with his family and has offered assistance to help fly Heath’s body back to Australia.”