DEATH OF HEATH LEDGER

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 22, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
    Heard that he was found dead today. How very sad...icon_cry.gif

    He was found in his apartment, no reason was given.
    Hopefully we will find out more
  • GQjock

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    Jan 22, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    Yeah...I just went to the Times
    They said that it was a suicide
    ...very sad
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    Jan 22, 2008 10:43 PM GMT

    January 22, 2008, 4:42 pm
    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 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.”
    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.

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    Jan 22, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    Sad when the person who dies is young and leaves kids behind. I hope it was not suicidel. Rest in peace!!! All i know is that they found pills next to him.
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    Jan 22, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    I read that all they found was pills next to him and they didn't say what they were. I just think he overdosed which is why I'm not showing that much sympathy cause it involved drugs. It is very sad though that he died.
  • drakutis

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    Jan 22, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    My friend, who works at Paramount Studios just called me and told me about this! very sad!!

    I come from an old southern background through my grandparents and my grandmother used to say that death comes in three's. I know that may sound strange, but look at this: In the past week we had Brad Renfro, Suzanne Pleshette this past sat-sun, and now Heath Ledger. I know it's morbid. But on the flip side death is an unfortunate continuous occurrence, so maybe it just looks that way and is more noticeable with celebrities since they're in the public eye.

    But the "three's" thing sounds like it has a vail of mystery behind it.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 23, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    I think you just have to think of it as a tragedy, I'm sure we will hear more.
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    Jan 23, 2008 4:49 AM GMT
    This is to DMAN19 who seems to have replied to all these post(missing this,lol) They were over the counter sleeping pills he OD'd on.
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    Jan 23, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    and also there was that other young actor who died recently...

    Hollywood just f*cks up people. icon_sad.gif

    If you got the looks, I suggest you still steer clear of it, heh. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 23, 2008 6:08 AM GMT
    My late news report (not sure what channel) indicated the poor guy was suffering from pneumonia. I can't believe it was suicide - lots of things going well for him.
  • imbrad

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    Jan 23, 2008 6:23 AM GMT
    Jp20 saidThis is to DMAN19 who seems to have replied to all these post(missing this,lol) They were over the counter sleeping pills he OD'd on.


    i was told they were prescription... either way... VERY sad. RIP, the world just got a little less beautiful... i've had a crush on him since iwas like, 12... i hope more will come out of this so we can understand the situation better. and hopefully hollywood will somehow start to move back to the glory days of film glamor without so much tragedy
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    Jan 23, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    If it was accidental is very sad and if he did it on purpose, well, I hope finds the peace in death that he never found in life.icon_sad.gif