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PostSubject: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:43 pm

So shocked and sad to hear this:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/actor-heath-ledger-is-found-dead/index.html?hp


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:26 pm

You know, I heard about this tonight. And in my opinion whatever he was going through personally, he had so many means in which he could have handled it; therapy, etc., instead of either "accidentally" overdosing or committing suicide. He needed to remember he had a daughter who will now grow up without knowing her dad. How sad. Blue



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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:30 pm

Oh, I hear you Misti. It just doesn't make sense to me. I know that he was supposed to marry Michelle Williams (who starred in Brokeback Mountain with him), but in Sept of this past year they called it quits. You have to wonder if that has a lot to do with it. But no matter what, he had a child and that child should have come first. Such a shame.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:37 pm

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Oh, I hear you Misti. It just doesn't make sense to me. I know that he was supposed to marry Michelle Williams (who starred in Brokeback Mountain with him), but in Sept of this past year they called it quits. You have to wonder if that has a lot to do with it. But no matter what, he had a child and that child should have come first. Such a shame.

I noticed in the story that they said he had been turning down movie roles...sounds like he was either he had an addiction or maybe was depressed. No



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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:12 pm

Wow... that is very sad. I first noticed Heath in "10 Things I Hate About You" and thought he was a great actor. I didn't expect this from him... I'm surprised, but you just never know.... May he rest in peace.

Poor Michelle... even though they are separated... he was still the father of the baby Blue


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:58 pm

he's playing jack napier aka the joker in the dark knight


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:12 pm

I was just watching an interview from a source that supposedly 'knew' Heath...he said that Heath commented that the role of Joker was very disturbing for him, and that he hadn't been sleeping well since filming the movie. This source also said that he doesn't believe that Heath took his own life...they are confirming that these were sleeping pills that were strewn across the room, so maybe this is indeed an accidental death.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:01 pm

I heard this on the way home from class tonight, on the radio, and I thought that I must have heard wrong.

Then I saw Gary's post in the Town Gossip folder and...I'm just shocked.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:05 pm

i know.... i don't know why i posted it there for, i should came here


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:44 am

How sad. No matter why or how it happened, when someone so young is lost, it is a terrible tragedy. My prayers go out to his family.

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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:54 am

I am truly heartbroken over this. I think Heath was a wonderful actor and had big things in his future. I cried my eyes out last night. I feel so sorry for his family, friends, and fans. It's sad that his daughter will never know her father. There are statements from his family and friends online at People Magazine and lots of pictures. He will be truly missed.
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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:12 am

autopsy came back inconclusive... more test


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:18 am

A report on the news last night mentioned that his family said that he had pneumonia at the time. Of course it was too early to tell anything.

No matter what happened, it's very, very sad.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:27 am

charles ingalls wrote:
i know.... i don't know why i posted it there for, i should came here

Actually, I'm glad you did post it in there, because otherwise I would have missed it. I never look in this folder.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:36 am

this link has an update


http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/23/heath.ledger.dead/index.html


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:29 pm

I Don't know him but i heard somewhere that he probally died cause of Drugs no i did't read the here but anyways i think peopel are stoping to think just do something that they'll die even if there are other peopel who are going through worst the they are. soapbox


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:43 pm

That's so sad. I have a nephew the same age as Heath Ledger and when I heard the news I called my nephew. It gotme to thinking how I would feel if it was my nephew
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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:55 pm

they said he had the flu... gonna be 10 days to two weeks
or sooner


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:04 pm

It's probably going to be a while before we know for sure.

I am devistated over this. bawling What a wonderful man and actor he was.


UPDATE: Autopsy was found inconclusive.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:22 pm

i forgot to add that thanks beckie


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:21 pm

There are also some reports that there were narcotic packets and a rolled up $20.00 bill with drug resudue in it next to his body.


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:29 pm

beckie here's the update
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_en_mo/heath_ledger

NEW YORK - Six different types of prescription drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment — including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills — though the cause of his death won't be known for several days after a preliminary autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive, authorities said A rolled-up $20 bill was also found on the floor near the Australian actor's bed, but lab tests detected no traces of drug residue. Police also said no illegal drugs were found in the apartment.

Among the prescription medications found were pills to treat insomnia and anxiety, and an antihistamine, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe, the sources said.

The $20 bill was found on the floor near Ledger's bed, and New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said lab tests found nothing to indicate it had been used to snort drugs.

The Australian-born actor was found dead Tuesday by his housekeeper and a massage therapist — lying naked and face-down on his bed, police said. The pills were found in bottles in Ledger's bedroom and bathroom, and police said the death was caused by a possible drug overdose and appeared to be accidental.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, said the autopsy on the 28-year-old actor was inconclusive and that more would be known in about 10 days, when more tests were completed.

Police said Ledger probably died Tuesday between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. At 1 p.m., the housekeeper went into his bedroom to change a light bulb, saw him sleeping and heard him snoring.

At 2:45 p.m., the massage therapist showed up for Ledger's appointment, knocked on his door and got no answer. She later noticed Ledger was unconscious and called Mary-Kate Olsen, whose number was programmed into Ledger's cell phone, to seek advice.

Olsen said she would send over her private security. In the ensuing moments, the massage therapist realized that Ledger might be dead, and called 911. Paramedics — and Olsen's security people — arrived minutes later.

News of the death stunned family, fans and colleagues.

"Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life," said Ang Lee, who directed Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain." "He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined — a thirst for life, for love and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking."

Lee Daniels, who produced the critically acclaimed "Monster's Ball" in which Ledger starred, strongly disputed any notion that Ledger had a drug problem.

"The definition of substance abuse is really up to one's perspective," Daniels said. "I didn't see him as a drug addict. I saw him as someone who enjoyed life. I know drug addicts, he was not a drug addict."

He said he saw Ledger a couple months ago and that he was in great spirits. "He was in a good mood, he was in a great place ... he was excited about living in New York."

Before moving to Manhattan, Ledger lived in Brooklyn with then-girlfriend Michelle Williams in a four-story, sage-green brownstone with a black wrought-iron fence. Yellow tulips with red stripes were among the bouquets left by well-wishers Wednesday.

At the Brawta Caribbean Cafe two blocks from the residence, owner Jennifer Ewers said Ledger was a frequent guest who always ordered jerk chicken, rice and beans, and sorrel.

"He was a perfect gentleman. He comes in here with his hoodie on, reads a book, and gives you a peace sign," she said. "He was always with his daughter, playing hide-and-seek among the plants, or on his skateboard, peeking his head in."

Speaking in Australia, Ledger's father called the death "tragic, untimely and accidental."

"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life," Kim Ledger said. "Please now respect our family's need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately."

Fans left flowers and candles Wednesday outside Ledger's apartment in the tony SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan on Wednesday. Khaled Ali, 41, a stage manager for a Broadway show, dropped off a candle on his way to work, saying he and fellow cast members were devastated.

"I felt a connection with him as an actor, as a fellow in the theater community," he said. "With `Brokeback Mountain' he touched me personally in telling the story of my community. It was very touching."

Ledger was known for grueling, intense roles that became his trademark after he got his start in teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You." Thereafter, he avoided the easy path in favor of roles that forced him to bury his Australian accent and downplay his leading-man looks: the tormented gay cowboy Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain"; a drug addict in "Candy"; an incarnation of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."

Playing the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie "The Dark Knight," may be his final finished performance.

Ledger split last year with Williams, who played his wife in "Brokeback." The two had a daughter, the now 2-year-old Matilda. Early Wednesday, Williams and Matilda left Trollhattan, Sweden, where the 27-year-old actress had been shooting scenes for the upcoming film "Mammoth," said Martin Stromberg, a spokesman for film production company Memfis Film.

"She received the news at her hotel late last night," Stromberg said, adding he had not spoken to the actress after she learned of Ledger's death.

The actor's personal strife was accompanied by professional anxiety. He said in a November interview that "Dark Knight" and "I'm Not There" took a toll.

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

A day after Ledger's death, at least six TV satellite trucks were parked on the block or around the corner from his Manhattan apartment, with a stream of TV reporters doing their standups. There were bouquets, letters and candles piled in front of the building.

A handwritten letter on plain white paper anchored by votive candles read:

"Heath, how could anyone hate 10 things about you. We couldn't find one bad thing about you. God bless your soul, you're in our prayers."


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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:21 pm

The test from the $20.00 came back clean. It was not used for drug use. I'm glad that it wasn't
I am still just so upset over the loss of Heath. It just doesn't seem real. He's my age.
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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:55 pm

There weren't pills scattered around his body on the bed as I had heard. He had prescription bottles in his apartment. I just don't know why the masseuse called Heath's cell phone FIRST and then Mary Kate Olsen! Stupid! No



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PostSubject: Re: Heath Ledger found dead   Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:10 pm

I Heard on the Radio he had 6 Bottle's of Pills in his apparment


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