NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.
George Amado, the general manager of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home, refused to disclose further details, saying any additional information would have to come from Ledger's manager.
'The family doesn't want us to give out any information,' he said Thursday.
The 28-year-old actor's body was taken to the funeral home on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Wednesday, a day after he was found dead in his SoHo loft with bottles of prescription drugs nearby.
An autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive and further test results weren't expected for several days, medical examiner's office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said. Police have said the Australian-born actor's death may have been caused by a drug overdose and appeared to be accidental.
Ledger's housekeeper and a massage therapist found the 'Brokeback Mountain' star dead Tuesday, lying naked and face-down on his bed. Police said no illegal drugs were found in the apartment.
There were six different types of prescription drugs in the apartment, including pills to treat insomnia and anxiety, and an antihistamine, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The officials said three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe. Ledger had recently been filming in London.
On Thursday, the makeshift memorial outside Ledger's apartment building had grown to more than 100 bouquets including tulips, daisies, carnations and tropical flowers, along with candles, signs, notes and other memorials. A computer printout of an Australian flag bore the message: 'We will always be proud of you, Heath. Rest in peace, mate. You will be missed.'
Some of Ledger's friends and relatives said they were baffled by the actor's death because he had appeared to be happy and healthy in the last months of his life.
Haydn Ledger, one of his uncles, said his nephew wouldn't have done anything rash. 'It just wouldn't come into the equation at all,' he said Thursday in an interview on CBS' 'The Early Show.'
He and Mike Ledger, another of the actor's uncles, deflected a question about whether their nephew had been depressed, saying that should be left to his parents to address.
Ledger told The New York Times in November that working on the films 'The Dark Knight' - his last finished performance - and 'I'm Not There' had been stressful, and that he had taken the insomnia medication Ambien to help with sleeplessness.
Police said a housekeeper went into his bedroom to change a light bulb Tuesday and saw him sleeping and heard him snoring around 1 p.m.