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Heath Ledger Found Dead

Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:13 pm

Damn.. only 28 too.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... ound-dead/

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.
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Postby Grain on Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:47 pm

Damn, I thought he was definately one of the better actors of his generation.
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:47 pm

He was certainly on his way up. Maybe not at the top yet, but with the talent to get there, given the right roles.

Are they actually finished filming "The Dark Knight", or will this affect their plans for its release this summer?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:24 am

They're in post production of The Dark Knight, so it should be ok.... he had already moved on to filming ANOTHER movie actually.... but I doubt that one is so lucky... (I forget the name, do a search on IMDB if you're curious).

Anyways, the Joker was supposed to be in Batman 3 too, so they're going to have to re-write or re-cast for that movie unfortunately :(
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:46 am

Definitely a shame. He is my age, for crying out loud! :(

I'll always remember him as Patrick Verona.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 pm

Very, very sad. :(

I am still highly anticipating The Dark Knight, which I believe will prove to be an amazing Batman film. Sorry to see him go...
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:42 am

It sounds like his role as the Joker really got to him.


The medical examiner says Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs. But a close friend of the actor told Pop Tarts that "Batman" was largely to blame.

"He didn't look so well," said our inside source, who had been in solid contact with Ledger in recent months and spoke to him just two days before he died. "He was exhausted and just kept complaining and complaining that he couldn't sleep."

According to the Ledger colleague and pal, the actor's role as the Joker in the upcoming "Batman" movie, "The Dark Knight," is in large part to blame for his insomnia.

"He said that ever since filming 'Batman,' he was having massive sleeping issues," the friend said. "He became so into that role that it really messed with his head, on top of what he had to go through in terms of the paparazzi and missing [his daughter] Matilda. He just kept saying that nothing he tried helped him sleep and it was stressing him out like crazy. But I really feel like it was 'Batman' that tipped him over the edge."
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