Mary-Kate Olsen by Todd Williamson/ WireImage.com Mary-Kate Olsen by Todd Williamson/ WireImage.com

Almost exactly 72 hours after Heath Ledger was found dead in his rented New York City apartment and her own name almost immediately was brought into the conversation, Mary-Kate Olsen has spoken up about the Australian actor's passing. "Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss," the actress says in a statement to the AP. "My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."

Olsen, of course, was the first person that masseuse Diana Wolozin speed-dialed - several times, in fact - before alerting 911 after discovering Ledger's lifeless body.

Contrary to some reports, an NYPD spokesman maintains that investigators have no interest in talking to Olsen with regards to Ledger's death.

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