1.22.2008

Wow




I don't know why I feel compelled to post news that everyone will soon hear of, but this is pretty shocking. The star of Brokeback Mountain, Heath Ledger, is dead. And I'm pretty sure he had just finished filming his role as The Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. I'd seen him quite a bit lately on cable in 10 Things I Hate About You.

57 comments:

Silicone Alley said...

No time for brokeback jokes. He really was a good actor.

Anonymous said...

You know how these things come in 3's. Watch out Britney and Lindsey!

Silicone Alley said...

MSNBC has breaking news on him and a video.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22788914/

Anonymous said...

Does this mean no Ten Things I hate About You 2??? NOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

That is crazy. So sad.

Anonymous said...

1) brad renfro
2) heath ledger
3) ??????????????

Anonymous said...

CNN reported that he was rear ended.

Anonymous said...

I feel like the wind is knocked out of me. Pick your personality,Amy winehouse etc. no surprise, but man this is a hit. Would have guessed he was in his 30's though he was only 28.
Wonder what Dark Knight will do when it's released.

Anonymous said...

Please no more jokes.

Anonymous said...

I suppose it's another stupid drug overdose (accidental, usually). how sad and what a waste.

Anonymous said...

Britney will definetly be next. Followed by her Amy Winehouse and Lindsey Lohan. Those bitches are crazy! But this is really sad, something seems a little fishy if you ask me.

Jarhead said...

The plot thickens...
I just read he was at Mary-Kate Olsen's apartment...

Anonymous said...

Everything I've read reports it was at his apt. in Soho.

Anonymous said...

It was Mary Kate's, 5:15PM. Since he's dead, y'all should watch "Lords of Dogtown". I love that flick - Heath played Skip. Just last night I watched the documentary, "Dogtown and Z Boys", and got to see the real Skip. I'm an old geezer too, not a skater.

Anonymous said...

such a loss! He really was a very talented actor with a very bright future. He had already made it big and only had to bask in the hollywood spotlights. Hate to hear this news. So sorry for his family whom I am sure are in shock.

Anonymous said...

Ask any of the local "christain" posters on this site; they'll tell you this is what happens when you play a queer cowboy on some movie. He is just being punished for that role.

Think Frustrated said...

I'm with you, Barry. Normally, Celebrity News means nothing to me, but my wife just told me about this and I'm shocked. With all the white trash in Hollywood, he was the last person I'd think would be dead of an overdose.

Anonymous said...

maybe he broke his back mountin' a (insert punch line here)

Anonymous said...

gawd dammit!!!! no brokeback mountian sequel!

Anonymous said...

Wrong 5:46 According to my sources the bodyguard for Mary Kate was called by Ledgers massage therapist to come to the scene(his Soho apt.) because she knew he was an EMT.

Anonymous said...

It is being reported he was being treated for pneumonia. I'll be surprised if he died of an overdose accidental or otherwise. It's not that unusual to die from pneumonia because it can detoriate a person very rapidly especially if fatigued,stressed and dehydrated.

Anonymous said...

TF what difference does color make?

Anonymous said...

the deaths of heath ledger and brad renfro have devastated me. i'm the same age as heath and remember being completely smitten with him after watching 10 things i hate about you for the first time. i feel the most sorry for his small daughter, matilda; she will never get to have a relationship with her father.

Anonymous said...

christain poster? Afflicted with heathenism and dyslexia?

Anonymous said...

Why does this even get mentioned? Was he a hero or something? I do know of lots of heroes who have given their life for their country and our freedom and they are laid to rest in total silence. Is the world upside down or what?

Anonymous said...

The other Brokeback Mountain Star, Jake Gyllenhaal, also starred in a move called "Jarhead" in 2005.

wordkyle said...

Ever eager to pour scandal over tragedy, the press has reported over and over about sleeping pills found near the body -- which was near the bed. Odd place for sleeping pills, isn't it?

According to Google News this morning, the family says the police have told them the death was accidental.

Anonymous said...

On or in my nightstand-Visine,nasal spray,2 bottles of cologne and 3 EMPTY pill bottles. My rep. is shot if I die during my nap today!

mzchief said...

Hmmmm...
According to THIS the CHRISTIAN hate mongers at Westboro Baptist Church are tickled that Heath Ledger is dead.

Sounds like they are suffering from the mental illness know as RELIGION.

Anonymous said...

I've said it over and over,if you're gay,bad things are gonna happen to you in the end.

Anonymous said...

Let's not confuse those people with all christians. They are just plain tacky.

Anonymous said...

Do you think there is any way you could have listed him as a star in some other movie besides Brokeback...that sure is a great way to remember the guy!

Anonymous said...

MZ did you have a 'bad touch uncle' that read the Bible while he was molesting you or something? Those monsters aren't Christians and every time someone calls themselves Christians and does something awful it can't validate your negative feelings about religion or you've forgotten they're human AND it demonstrates obsessiveness on your part.

Anonymous said...

We are such a messed up country, we pour over gossip sites and keep up with the lives of these people and place them on the level of role models. When the real role models are the one's who are fighting for our freedom, raising their families through the hard times and teaching (supposedly) our children. When did this all become so wrong.

Think Frustrated said...

Anon 8:50. You're right. Edit that to read "trash." Currently, we have Britney Spears, so that just qualifies as White Trash to me.

Anonymous said...

And Amy Winehouse will probably live to be 90. Death doesn't make any sense sometime.

Anonymous said...

Just freaking call 9-1-1 people, not one of the Olsen twins. Hell, Heath might still be alive today if not for that shiate.

Anonymous said...

The person that called knew the Olsen bodyguard was a paramedic and could be there quickly. The dude was already cold,you don't come back from that. Anyway, they did call 911 right after the first call. Cops actually arrived first.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, but that boy has got a fag face, starred in a fag movie...... if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...... shoot the sob before it can shit on your windshield. The world won't really miss the little pansy, fag or not. Just more fake public sentiment; anything to distract us from solving real problems.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh 10:07 did Ledger make you hate yourself because you couldn't stand how hot you were for him or what?

Anonymous said...

Let's see 10:34------ I never even knew the useless punk existed until I saw it here, so I guess you psycho-babble theory is as moot as an idea could be short of wondering what someone else's turds look like. But since everyone should excel at something, pat yourself on the back for making the single stupidest statement I have heard in 50 years of actually paying attention to the world rather than gluing myself to a TV like an automaton. You really should examine your lifestyle, but the fact that you have it at all obviously precludes you from being capable of doing so.

Seriously, 10:07

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you just say, "Yeah guilty as charged" and invite me over for a Latte Smoothie and a back rub or something?

Anonymous said...

Why was he a "punk"? Is that your fantasy, you guys are cellies in the big house and you punk him out for smokes?

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:34 he said you made the stupidest comment he ever heard,he's right you should pat yourself on the back!

Anonymous said...

11:03 you said it best"If it walks like a duck..."

Anonymous said...

I'm covering my windshield before 10:07 can get to it.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks he protests too much.

Anonymous said...

10:07 "a fag face" can you explain that one? If it was Boy George I guess I would get it but I promise you are the only person in the world who has said anything like that about that poor kid.10:34 was probably right.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of psycho babble, due to the OUT of nowhere nature of 10:07's statement I'm thinking it was metaphor, see there's a giant duckman who looks strangely exactly like Heath Ledger and 10:07 is the car...

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:03 do you honestly expect anyone to believe you "never knew who the usless punk was?" Come on. A man crush wouldn't really be for me, but I'd like to think I wouldn't bury myself that deep in denial if it happens.

Anonymous said...

10:07/11:03 here.

Damn you folks occasionally provide some excellent and free entertainment when properly provoked. Sorry, I guess I do that for fun, and yes it's a little rude.
However, note a few of points here if you will:

1) I do not own or watch TV and haven't for twenty years. My entire family is much healthier, happier, and academically advanced than most. Thus it is true that none of us ever knew of that actor, nor ever suffered for not having known of him.


2)I truly do believe that homosexuality as exists in this country is an unsupportable aberration. As is religion but that's another topic altogether.
So even if this boy weren't one, his profitting from its promotion decreases his value in many people' eyes. Certainly enough so in mine to allow me to have a little fun with you guys.

3)As a functional human he was lacking much of what our society needs to correct our slide from greatness. Could not marry the mother of his child and raise that child in a traditional manner. Didn't have the sense to keep from killing himself with pills, whether intentional or not. Worked in an industry which undoubtedly has done much to encourage moral decay.

4)Were he still alive and I were the dead one, I can assure you that my death would be as unimportant to him as his is to me. And this is in fact as it should be. The world simply isn't running out of people, and as defective units go by the wayside, the species as a whole benefits. Why that notion offends liberals so badly, I do not know. I was under the impression that they were the ones who more embraced evolution and natural selection as the way the world really works, but apparently deep thinking has been replaced by spoon-fed mush from Hollywood.

5) And most importantly, nobody actually addressed the real point of the post. That is it seems you are all too distracted with your fake public sentiment to work on solving any real problems in your country.

Anonymous said...

Oh I see,even though the guys life and death has had an impact on the world at large,you couldn't care less about his life or death so you are superior to he and the rest of the world. Ok thanks for that clarification.
Don't be be bitter that he contributed more in his 28 years than you'lll ever dream.
Incidentally my family hasn't had tv in about 10 years. Don't really know how that has anything to do with anything (but I'm gaining on you)

Anonymous said...

Who said he killed himself with pills? Been trying to keep up with this story somewhat and hadn't read anything about the toxicology screen being released.

Anonymous said...

Peoples expression of surprise and sadness over the sudden death of a 28 year old kid is destroying our country?

Anonymous said...

Okay, you win! I give up. In the face of 3 irrelevant comments, none of which remotely addresses 5 specific points, you are undoubtedly capable of things I could never grasp. Let's appoint you president, hell, king for that matter.

Nice debating with you though. I should probably run down to Best Buy now and get a TV so I can catch some Simpsons and American Idol before it's too late. Then you and I can continue our discussion on a more equitable footing.

Anonymous said...

Later dude, you are an unusually coherent person. You probably have a nice butt,don't you?

Anonymous said...

5'-9" x 387 lbs

you want some of this still?