Mary-Kate Olsen has released a statement regarding Heath Ledger‘s death.

"Heath was a friend," the actress tells Entertainment Tonight. "His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."

The 21-year-old is a middle man in the actor’s untimely passing as she was the recipient of four calls from his masseuse when Heath was found unconscious in his apartment.

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