Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger Dead at 28

From the NY Times, not some stupid tabloid:
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 and said they found pills near 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.”

He has a two-year old daughter with his ex, actress Michelle Williams.

I've said it before, but this time I really mean it: WHAT IS GOING ON? Too much tragedy all the time--it is starting to get to me.

In the mean time, Mel Gibson will probably live forever.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Someone killed him!!!! and i pray they find the person or persons involved!!!!
I don't think he would have killed him self!!!! Heath was a beautiful man!!! And my grandmother in heaven right now is holding him!!!! I will always love you and miss you!!!! R.I.P

Love,you Rhonda