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Mary-Kate Breaks Silence on Heath's "Tragic" Death

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.Related:• News: Ledger's Family Says, "Our Hearts Are Broken"; Plus New Findings• News: Jake Gyllenhaal's Silence Is Explained• News: Fox Newsman Apologizes After Controversy, More Updates• Video Blog: Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Heath Ledger• News: Olsen...

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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.
Related:
" News: Ledger's Family Says, "Our Hearts Are Broken"; Plus New Findings
" News: Jake Gyllenhaal's Silence Is Explained
" News: Fox Newsman Apologizes After Controversy, More Updates
" Video Blog: Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Heath Ledger
" News: Olsen Twin Called Before 911; Plus, Jack Nicholson's Warning
" News: Heath Ledger Autopsy "Inconclusive"
" Watch video: News coverage of Ledger's shocking death
" Watch video: Clips from Ledger's films
" Photo gallery: Heath Ledger's life in pictures