Tuesday, January 22, 2008
How friggin' weird. Heath Ledger was found dead today. Hollywood actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a residence in downtown Manhattan. "He was found unconscious at the apartment and pronounced dead," the New York Police Department said, adding that pills were found near the body. Police are reportedly investigating if the Australian actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for Brokeback Mountain, died of a drug overdose. You can read the full article HERE. I really liked Ledger as an actor and have been literally beside myself with excitement over the upcoming "Dark Knight" movie in which Ledger played The Joker. I'm not one of those people who think that, just because I've seen them in an interview, I know a celebrity. Their private lives generally bear little resemblance to the one they show in public and certainly have little to do with the roles they play. But it is still a little jarring when a celebrity dies, especially one that is so young. It just kind of bums me out a little.