January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger is dead

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Heath Ledger was found dead in NYC at his downtown Manhattan residence by his housekeeper around 3.26 p.m. on Tuesday.

The established and amazingly talanted actor was born on 4 April 1979, Australia, and died on the 21 January 2008. He leaves behind a family which includes a beautiful baby girl, Matilda, with ex Michelle Williams.

Recent projects include the coming Batman film, The Dark Knight where his performance as the Joker (a role previously done by Jack Nicholson) has already reaped a lot of praise and left audiences around the world excitedly anticipating the release date.

His resume of course also includes Brookeback Mountain, the amazingly touching and emotional film about two cowboys who fell in love with each other against the odds and against the norms of the world they lived in. Presumably his performance and the role as it was written will stick out as some of his most memorable achievements. It was a brave role to take, he did a great job, and he recieved a lot of respect and admiration around the world for it.

He's also to be recognized in films like Ten things I hate about you (which was hillarious, come on you've gotta love the singing on the bleechers scene), Casanova, and a stint in The Patriot.

A great actor, a person deserving a lot of respect for his art and his actions, and a name that'll live on in Hollywood. It SUCKS that things like this happens, that people leave the world far too soon. He will be greately missed, as will his precense in the world of arts. May he rest in peace...


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