Despite reports that police were interested in questioning her about the death of Heath Ledger , a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to MTV News on Friday (January 25) that officials have no plans to speak to actress Mary-Kate Olsen about the circumstances surrounding the actor’s demise.
“We have no interest in questioning her,” NYPD Sergeant Kevin Hayes said when asked about the Olsen reports. “We are awaiting the medical examiner’s results.” Speculation had surfaced that police might be interested in speaking to Olsen, who received four frantic phone calls from Ledger’s masseuse when the actor’s body was found in his Soho apartment on Tuesday, but Hayes said that police have no plans to interview anyone about the death at the present time. An initial autopsy was inconclusive , so Hayes said police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which could take from 10 days to two weeks.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Olsen released a statement to The Associated Press, saying, “Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time.”
Police have said they believe that Ledger, 28, was already dead by the time his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, phoned Olsen, 21, who is reported to have been dating the actor for several months prior to his death.
People magazine reported on Friday that funeral services for Ledger would remain private and that he would be buried in his hometown of Perth, Australia, though no official plans have been announced by his family. “At this time, we will not be releasing any information,” a representative for Ledger said. “There are no plans for a public service.” Members of Ledger’s family were reportedly set to arrive in Manhattan Friday for his funeral.
[This story was originally published at 12:33 pm E.T. on 1.25.2008]