Police sources in New York said that Heath's apartment looked "like a temporary crash pad".
They say the bed that he was found dead in was just a mattress on the floor with plain white sheets, and the apartment wasn't decorated.
Heath Ledger's ex-fiancee Michelle Williams is now making a tearful dash from Sweden to New York with their two-year-old daughter Matilda after learning of the Aussie actor's shocking death.
Williams, who split with Ledger last September, was in the Nordic country filming her new movie Mammoth. Read full details of this story here.
In another development late today, a mourning Naomi Watts, the Australian actress who was a former girlfriend, has pulled out of all engagements at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Read tributes from the world's stars to Heath Ledger here.
The actress, in Park City to promote her new thriller Funny Games, has canceled all interviews and obligations after learning her former lover Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan home.
The pair began dating after sparks flew on the set of their 2002 Western Ned Kelly and lasted 16 months.