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Actor Heath Ledger dead

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Blimey - Heath Ledger, star of Brokeback Mountain, A Knight's Tale and the forthcoming new Batman film, has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment. He was 28.
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#1
Shocking! :shock:

A good actor with his life ahead of him! I wonder what happened...may he R.I.P
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Knights Tale - historically inaccurate - but hugely enjoyable!! Real shame he is dead......
#3
Please God Be Joking.
#4
bloody hell!!!!!!!!!!! what a waste of a young life
#6
No. Just no.
#7
Just saw it on the news, so sad.
Condolences to his family and friends.
#8
A **** actor but wft hes dead? Isnt he British btw
#9
oh my god i am shocked
#10
ryouga;1490808
A **** actor but wft hes dead? Isnt he British btw


No, he was Australian.
#11
My GF is a big fan of his, i had to break the news.

"Police said they did not suspect foul play and that his body had been discovered surrounded by pills."
#12
He stars as the Joker in the new Batman film release in a couple of months.
#13
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Investigators have not yet ruled out foul play, though some reports say pills were found near the actor's body.
By Shawn Adler

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Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment late Tuesday afternoon. The star of such critically acclaimed films as "Brokeback Mountain," "Monsters Ball," and the upcoming Batman sequel, "The Dark Knight," Ledger was 28.

An NYPD spokesman told MTV News that the body was found at approximately 3:30 p.m. As yet, there is no known cause of death, although The New York Times reports that pills were found near the actor's body. According to the Times, a masseuse had arrived at the apartment for an appointment with Ledger and was let in by a housekeeper. The two knocked on his door, and when no one answered, they entered and found Ledger unconscious. According to police, investigators have not yet ruled out foul play.

Ledger is survived by a 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose with ex-fiancee Michelle Williams.

The Australian son of a teacher and a race-car driver, Ledger rocketed to fame in the neo-Shakespearean "10 Things I Hate About You" opposite Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. From there he quickly rose up the Hollywood ladder in such films as "The Patriot," "A Knight's Tale" and "The Brothers Grimm."

But it was in 2005 that Ledger would score his biggest acting triumph, as a homosexual cowboy in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain." His critically acclaimed performance as Ennis Del Mar, a Wyoming ranch hand who has an affair with an aspiring rodeo rider (Jake Gyllenhaal), earned him widespread public admiration. For his work in the film, Ledger was named Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Though he recently was one of six actors to portray Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There," Ledger's year was to be defined by his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." After months of speculation, Ledger was awarded the role in July 2006, and while Internet chatter initially said he was miscast, the recent appearance of the first "Dark Knight" trailer had everybody from worldwide fans to comic book artists singing his praises.


[COLOR="SeaGreen"]I Have just been texted by a friend. I am saddened , he was too young and talented to die![/COLOR]
#14
don't know him
sad anyway
#15
What a waste, especially at only 28 :-(
#16
was never really a fan of him but he looked amazing in the batman trailers. such a shame
#17
Bloody shame. :-(
#18
lumoruk
who?...



http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/heath-ledger-1.jpg

You will recognise the face.

Oscar nominated for Brokeback Mountain , great actor and was set to be a legend.
Look out for him as the Joker in the new Batman movie.


R.i.P Heath.
#19
cudnt handle the split from his wife
serves him right he dumped her because he wanted to be "not tied down"

all that money and they think they have problems? pfff
1 Like #20
Sh0rty
cudnt handle the split from his wife
serves him right he dumped her because he wanted to be "not tied down"

all that money and they think they have problems? pfff


A request to everyone reading this thread

If you've got something negative to say about Heath Ledger, please just keep it to yourself.
It's xxxxxxxxxxxxx like Sh0rty that really anger me at times like this. The guy is dead. Have some respect!
#21
peteivy
A request to everyone reading this thread

If you've got something negative to say about Heath Ledger, please just keep it to yourself.
It's xxxxxxxxxxxxxx like Sh0rty that really anger me at times like this. The guy is dead. Have some respect!


Here, here.
#22
peteivy
A request to everyone reading this thread

If you've got something negative to say about Heath Ledger, please just keep it to yourself.
It's ***** like Sh0rty that really anger me at times like this. The guy is dead. Have some respect!


nice show of repect there. :x
#23
a mate of ours was found hanging yday too, a sobering thought indeed ... they say it was the most depressking day of the year - now i think that's prolly true!
1 Like #24
Kippy that is tragic, so sorry for your loss.

Incredibly sad news about Heath, I am really shocked. Poor Matilda growing up without him :( I was so excited about going to see him in The Dark Knight as well, I was just talking about ityesterday. I can't believe he's gone.
#25
The ones he left behind I have sympathy for.

He took his own life, he gets no sympathy from me, selfish ***** in my eyes. Fancy leaving a 2 year old daughter without a father!!
banned#26
Sh0rty;1491277
cudnt handle the split from his wife
serves him right he dumped her because he wanted to be "not tied down"

all that money and they think they have problems? pfff

Having money does not make problems disappear! Engage brain before opening mouth :-D
#27
Erm...there has been NO CONFIRMATION to say this is suicide. Speculation is actually that he accidentally took too many sleeping pills after trying to get his body clock back on track after only flying to NY from London on Sunday.

So can The Sun readers please keep their knee-jerk reactions to themselves a little while longer? Thanks.
#28
Its very sad , thoughts go out to his family.

Im shocked that so called fans and press thinks its ok to take pictures of his dead body coming out of his apartment , just no respect!

And the person saying that he left his wife because he didnt want to be tied down , why bother even to mention that , even if it was true did he deserve to die for that!

Nobody knew him personally apart from his close friends and family...so how you can make a comment like that is beyond me.

I tend not to believe 100% what the press say!

May he rest in peace.
#29
What?

He ACCIDENTLY took too many?

If that were the case then either he was not very clever or it is his family trying to cover up.

Sorry but there is no miracle cure for jet lag. If the recommended dose is not working, then obviously your going to do some harm by swallowing X amount over the top!!

Anyway he has now got his sleep, maybe a little longer than anticipated or maybe not?

We will have to wait and see.
#30
mickb;1491638
What?

He ACCIDENTLY took too many?

If that were the case then either he was not very clever or it is his family trying to cover up.

Sorry but there is no miracle cure for jet lag. If the recommended dose is not working, then obviously your going to do some harm by swallowing X amount over the top!!

Anyway he has now got his sleep, maybe a little longer than anticipated or maybe not?

We will have to wait and see.


In an interview published in November in the New York Times, Ledger said he was "stressed out a little too much" while making "I'm Not There" and had trouble sleeping during the filming of "The Dark Knight."

"Last week, I probably slept an average of two hours a night," Ledger told the Times. "I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going." He said he took two Ambien pills, which worked for only an hour.

Taking to many of these pills is dangerous & he probably took a bit more to help him sleep , who knows, but how ever he died its sad.
#31
What a great actor, such a waste of a young life
http://www.mourning-love.net/10things/screencaps/10things_381.JPG
He's come along way since filming 10 things I hate about you
Oh and what a smile!!
http://wwwimage.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/images/2008/01/22/image3741382.jpg

Sadly only to be replaced by C32
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9307/160735oh7.jpg
#32
Very Sad :( I found the passing of Brad Renfro extremely sad though but then I've been a fan of his since The Client :)
#33
mickb
The ones he left behind I have sympathy for.

He took his own life, he gets no sympathy from me, selfish ***** in my eyes. Fancy leaving a 2 year old daughter without a father!!




Think that was a bit harsh and quick off the mark. Perhaps wait until the autopsy has been done before you post about how selfish he is. I'd have thought if he was planning on killing himself, he'd maybe not leave himself naked in his bed :?
#34
peteivy
A request to everyone reading this thread

If you've got something negative to say about Heath Ledger, please just keep it to yourself.
It's xxxxxxxxxxxxx like Sh0rty that really anger me at times like this. The guy is dead. Have some respect!

How can people make negative comments. Heath NEVER courted publicity unless it was within his job role as an actor to attend premieres and complete interviews. For his private life , people should not speculate.

He was a brilliant actor and to die at 28 with a 2 year old daughter, is sad.
#35
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/trailers-me708114551
The Dark Night (New Batman Trailer)
RIP
#36
Anyone questioning his talent, wait till you see The Dark Night movie
#37
hey i liked him as a actor and was really looking forward to his role in the batman film but if you break up with someone and make it publicly known you dont like seeing her with another man its asking for trouble

the press will deliberetly post pictures of her etc

its sad he is dead but surely he could have got help even if it was a accident? there is some great experts and shrinks available in america to the rich and famous
#38
Waste of a life, so young, no matter who, what, how or why, and death of someone that isn't natural is always a waste...to die like this will be part of how he is remembered which is a shame, where as someone like Sir Hillary who dies naturally (at his alloted time) will always be remembered for what he did, not how he died.
I don't believe in religion, however, I hope he is in a better place and I wish his family strength and regards.
#39
If it was suicide then it's a shame life pushed him to that point.
If it was an accidental overdose then its just a tradedy.
So my condolences to his family and friends.
#40
Sh0rty;1493023
hey i liked him as a actor and was really looking forward to his role in the batman film but if you break up with someone and make it publicly known you dont like seeing her with another man its asking for trouble

the press will deliberetly post pictures of her etc


its sad he is dead but surely he could have got help even if it was a accident? there is some great experts and shrinks available in america to the rich and famous


I doubt he could of got help , i had a friend who use to take this drug and i once had trouble sleeping so i asked for just one tablet , i only took half of it and it knocked me out for six.

My friend takes 2 , yet he stop taking them weeks ago because he knew they were not safe.

Also like Charlie&Lola said if someone was planning to kill themselves i dont think they would do it naked.

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