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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

R.I.P. Heath Ledger

This is from the New York Times minutes ago:

Actor Heath Ledger Is Found Dead

By Sewell Chan

The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment building at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.

At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play. Officials said pills fear found near the body.

Mr. Ledger, a native of Perth, Australia, won acclaim for his role as a co-star in “Brokeback Mountain”, a 2005 film. The film, based on a short story by Annie Proulx about two cowboys who fall in love, won critical acclaim. Reviewing the film in The New York Times, the critic Stephen Holden wrote, “Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn.”

Mr. Ledger met the actress Michelle Williams while filming ‘’Brokeback Mountain.” The two actors fell into a very public romance. They had a daughter, Matilda Rose, who was born on Oct. 28, 2005. They moved to Brooklyn, but then separated last year.

Calls by The New York Times to Mara Buxbaum, a publicist for Mr. Ledger, and Steve Alexander, the actor’s agent, were not immediately returned this afternoon.

Thomas J. Lueck contributed reporting.

28. I'm in shock.

I know it's depressing, but this song by Terra always helps me with things like this:

("Go Quietly" by Terra Naomi)


Aimée said...

A) heath ledger=sad
but to distract
B)i forgot how incredible the raw recordings were...i mean current terra rocks, but past terra gives me chills too

ash said...

did you hear that is planning to protest his funeral. they already have a freaking flier, this is beyond ugly. i mean this is so sad. look:
these people need to be stopped.

Caitrona said...

Heath Ledger, he was supposed to be the Jack Nicholson of our generation, last night he became the River Phoenix of our generation :(

Minnie-sota said...

It's just too bad and so sad. Thanks for the Terra, Arlan.

Anonymous said...

I haven't paid much attention to Heath Ledger when he was still alive and well but I did see some movies he was in and when I found out he passed I was and I am still depressed. It is really sad that he had to go away at such a young age...I will miss his work.

The people who are protesting against his funeral need to shut up..someone died....aren't they suppose to be religious and mourn like normal religious people do??

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say...if you want to see another thing about Heath Ledger,I made something and it is in a blog on my myspace. I really think you should check it out. I made it yet I made myself cry in the is depressing when that happens.

Amanda said...

I wish I knew how to quit you, Heath! I'm still in shock about him dying...too young.

Anonymous said...

the people who r protesting his funeral r very disrespectful. they preach the bible and yet contradict themselves. the bibel is self says not to judge other for in doing so u judge yr self. i dislike people like that