Heath Ledgers relatives are expected to arrive from Australia on Friday as they prepare for the funeral of the son they refer to as the most amazing 'old soul' in a young man's body.
Ledger's grieving parents Kim and Sally Ledger and his sister Kate are expected at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Manhattan's Upper East Side sometime today for a private viewing of Ledger's body, according to AP.
News reports have speculated a star-studded funeral service will be held in Los Angeles and his body is expected to be flown home to Perth, Australia for his burial.
George Amado, the mortuary's general manager would not reveal any further details. The family doesn't want us to give out any information, he said.
The 28-year-old actor, star of Brokeback Mountain and the upcoming Batman Sequel Dark Knight, died Tuesday afternoon in his SoHo apartment.
An autopsy Wednesday morning was inconclusive, and a cause-of-death determination will take 10 to 14 days, a medical examiner's spokeswoman said.
There were no illegal drugs found in the apartment, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday in a statement. Police said six types of prescription drugs, including an antihistamine and pills to treat anxiety and insomnia, were found in the apartment.
The funeral home, which was surrounded by media on Thursday, has previously been in charge of arrangements for numerous celebrities, including first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, musician John Lennon and Judy Garland, who starred as Dorothy Gale in the The Wizard of Oz.