Mary-Kate Olsen will not be questioned by the New York Police Department about the death of Heath Ledger.
Despite reports that police were interested in speaking to the actress about the events leading up to and surrounding the 28-year-old actor’s death, the NYPD confirmed to MTV News that officials have no plans to speak to Olsen.
Since the news broke of Ledger’s untimely passing, rumours have been swirling that Olsen and the late actor were romantically involved.
Mary-Kate broke her silence and released this statement Friday:
“Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time.”
It was speculated that police would be interested in speaking to Olsen because she received phone calls from Ledger’s masseuse, who found the actor’s body in his Soho apartment on Tuesday, even before the police were alerted.
But authorities say they believe Ledger was already dead when his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, called Olsen, E! Online reports.
The police are also said to be awaiting the results of toxicology tests after an initial autopsy was inconclusive.