Tuesday, January 22, 2008
WOW - Heath Ledger has Died
This has been all over the internet now for a few hours, but I'm still quite shocked about it.
Ledger wasn't an extremely well known/popular actor yet, but at 28 years old and the recipient of an Oscar nomination, he was on his way. He will be The Joker in this summer's Batman movie, which has finished filming and is in post-production now. That will make seeing him in the film that much more eerie for me.
He was found in bed with a bottle of sleeping pills nearby. So far the police do not have evidence of fowl play or suicide. I guess they're assuming he accidentally took the pills and overdosed to the point where he couldn't wake up. We'll see if those facts change at all in the coming days.
It's always sad when someone young, with such a promising future, dies this way. I feel for his friends and family.
Newsarama has details & other links here.