Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger found dead

Ok, I'll admit I'm shocked. Sure, overdoses, death before 30 and all that is practically the stuff of legend, but it still kicks you in the gut when it happens.

From the Guardian:

The actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a residence in downtown Manhattan, according to a New York police spokesman. He was 28.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home.

The housekeeper who went to let Ledger know the masseuse was there found the actor dead at 3:26 pm local time.

"We are investigating the possibility of an overdose," Browne said. "There were pills within the vicinity of the bed."


Szerelem said...

God...I wasn't even a fan but wow...shocked.

swar said...

Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing Ledger's funeral. Why? Let me quote:

"Yes. WBC will picket this pervert's funeral, in religious protest and warning...Heath Ledger thought it was great fun defying God Almighty and His plain word; to wit: God hates Fags! & Fag Enablers! Ergo, God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as 'Brokeback Mountain' - and He hates all persons having anything whatsoever to do with it.

Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there - beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential."

Space Bar said...

szerelem: you know, i've only ever seen him in brokeback (and i doubt if i'm not there will ever make it here) so i'm guessing i only have the best to judge by. it's terrible.

swar: now why on earth are you reading the lunatic fringe?