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Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

23 Jan

Actor Heath Ledger, age 28, was discovered dead in his NYC apartment by his housekeeper and his masseuse yesterday. Suffering from a bout of pneumonia, he’d apparently overdosed on the sleeping pills he’d begun taking to deal with the stress of playing The Joker in the upcoming Batman sequel co-starring Christian Bale.

Just the other day I was snarking about his new “fashion statement” and looking forward to The Dark Knight. Today I’m posting videos to commemorate his passing.

He was a gifted actor, incredibly beautiful and had been fighting his demons for quite some time. While his death doesn’t appear to be suicide, it ironically appears that of all the things he had going on, it was his work that exacted the greatest toll on him. The family he leaves behind includes a little girl, Matilda Rose, age 2, of whom he once said that her birth had made death less frightening for him.

R.I.P.

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3 Comments

Posted by on January 23, 2008 in Celebrity, Entertainment, Life, Movies, News, Video

 

3 responses to “Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

  1. Skan

    January 23, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    He seemed like a straight up bloke from Perth – someone you would meet at the pub for a couple of pints. I think he had real talent and it is a real pity. Especially for his little girl and ex-gf. Having to explain to a 2-year-old- why daddy is not coming back. Sigh. RIP, mate.

     
  2. bvn

    January 24, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Brokeback was so tragic..it had tragedy written on it…super…stition 🙂

     
  3. Taurus

    January 24, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Such a tragedy!!! *sob*

    Heath will be missed and fondly remembered!

     
 
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