HEATH LEDGER MOURNEDPLUS: MARY-KATE SPEAKS OUT

Published on: January 25, 2008
HEATH LEDGER MOURNEDPLUS: MARY-KATE SPEAKS OUT

Update: On Friday afternoon Heath Ledger’s remains were reportedly transported from the Frank E. Campbell funeral home in New York City to an unidentified airport.
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Heath Ledger’s funeral plans are being kept under wraps, however, his family is expected to fly into New York from Australia to attend a memorial service on Friday.

Ledger’s rep said there are no plans for a public service. The actor’s body was released to the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Thursday, where many other celebrity funerals have taken place.

Still grieving over the loss of Heath, Ledger’s family placed a death notice in The West Australian, a newspaper based in his hometown of Perth. “How do we describe our sudden and tragic loss? ... You were the most amazing individual 'old soul' in a young man's body,” the family wrote. Heath’s mother Sally added, “Our darling boy, special in so many ways to all of us. You knew you were so loved. You lived life with courage and daring and we are so grateful for the wonderful times we shared. We will be there for Matilda.”

Meanwhile, new police reports say the masseuse who found Ledger’s lifeless body on Tuesday made four phone calls to Mary-Kate Olsen, not two, as previously reported. Diana Wolozin, an unlicensed massage therapist, spent nine minutes making three calls to Mary-Kate Olsen (who was in Los Angeles at the time) before she dialed 911 for help. Wolozin, who apparently knew Ledger and Olsen were friends, used Ledger’s cell phone to speed-dial Olsen a fourth time after paramedics arrived.

Police told The Associated Press on Friday that they do not want to interview the Olsen in connection with the calls. According to reports, Olsen, is back in New York and was spotted Thursday night at two bars in Manhattan.

On Friday, Mary-Kate released a statement saying, "Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."