Heath Ledger Dead at 28

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Czar of Turd Polish
Member Since: Jun 20, 2006


Although he played a gay cowboy in brokeback mountain, he was also the new Joker in "The Dark Knight", the new batman Sequel with Christian Bale. He plays a much more sadistic type joker vs. the goofy comic book character that Jack Nicholson did so well.

Quite sad, he was a good actor, I sure hope they finished his batman parts so he can have one last moment of glory in the history books.

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Since: Feb 07, 2005

Jan 22, 2008 05:22 pm

...on another site they are reporting finding a lot of prescription pills.... its looking like a suicide.

EDIT: actually it may have been unintentional. Apparently he had been livin' hard lately

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jan 22, 2008 05:26 pm

Damn, that sucks even worse.
Sigh, just read that he has a daughter also, too sad.

Little update from IMDB.

The Joker's character is based on his first two appearances in the comic books, as well as his portrayal in the graphic novel "The Killing Joke." To prepare for the role, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month researching the character and developing his performance, which he claims is based upon Sid Vicious and the character of Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971). Ledger found the role extremely difficult, and suffered insomnia as a result.

Soooo, the pills found were not prescription but over the counter (according to CNN). In all honesty, it sounds like he may have stressed himself out to the extreme and possibly developed a sort of immunity to the sleeping pills, perhaps the reason why he took so many.



Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 22, 2008 10:08 pm

Yep, the trailers show him as the most evil Joker of them all. I do hope they got all his parts done as well.

Not fond of some of his work, but he did a couple good things.

The Czar of BS
Since: Dec 31, 2007

Jan 22, 2008 10:21 pm

Wasn't there another actor that died the same way last week?

Wounder if this is the new Hollywood trend? Accidentally O.D.

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Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 22, 2008 10:46 pm

new trend? :|

Since: Jan 24, 2006

Jan 23, 2008 12:19 am

Brad Renfro went last week but he was an out and out addict. Heroin, crack etc. Not exactly the same I suspect.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jan 23, 2008 02:05 am

I met him couple a times over the years, his parents live down the road from me here in Perth. Aus.
he was a couple years younger than me though.
Even seeing him a few years back on tv interviews, often he seemed to be off his face. jumpy n agitated and couldnt keep still.
See ya on the flip side.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jan 23, 2008 04:10 am

seems he had anxiety problems not a drug problem.

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