What terrible news. The news came through in text and we toasted him lots on our night out which this news faltered somewhat, being film and tv students. He was most ace and his career was one of the few that I followed with interest. A Knight's Tale and Brokeback Mountain are two of my favourite films and Brothers Grimm is one of those films which is rubbish but most watchable. He was pretty much flawless in all of them. RIP.
Not much I can say. I feel a bit silly being as upset as I am - I'm a grown woman, I'm the same age as him, I didn't even know him - but I very nearly threw up when the news broke on TV last night. I can't pretend I know a huge amount about film from a technical point of view, but I know what I like and Heath Ledger has been brilliant in everything I have seen him in.
The thing that gets me (and maybe this is me being old fashioned and showing my years), but there seems to be no respect for the dead at all. He was found three hours ago, and already all the gossip sites have trawled youtube for videos "clearly showing he was under the influence of drugs", not to mention streaming coverage of his corpse being removed from the building.
I'm being naive I know, in this day of 24 hour news this is to be expected, but come on, he's not even cold yet and the news is rife with speculation on how much of a druggy he was/was it an accident/what was he wearing etc etc.
Anyway, again, it is such a shame.
I know what you mean. When I was at uni we were taught just to report the news without personal opinion or bias. These days they seem more interested in speculation and creating more drama, more of a 'story'. As for showing the removal of his body, I don't see that has any news value.
I really hope it transpires to be an accidental overdose but either way he was a talented young actor, someones son, brother and father. Some people sacrifice their humanity to become a star but Heath Ledger didn't seem to do that.
That is beyond sick. It makes me so angry - I'm not entirely sure that God would approve of such venom and anti-Christian sentiment. This really is such a sad story, and it really angers me that anyone could use it in such a malicious and evil way.
Post by audrey notwhatsheusedtobe on Jan 23, 2008 11:28:08 GMT
I guess his funeral will be in Australia though and I can't imagine those awful people getting themselves out there, plus you'd hope the Australian authorities wouldn't stand for it.
I too am shocked at how pissed off I am. I just kept hoping it was some kind of extreme rumour-based publicity stunt for Batman. I can be counted on to bawl my head off at Brokeback Mountain anyway, next time I watch it I'll go mental. It's just so unexpected and such a waste.
Awful news. The Australian journalist who was on GMTV this morning, possibly the BBC really annoyed me. Heath is barely cold and this pathetic hack was going on about how he met him "recently" (i.e. 18 months ago) and that form that he knew that he sffered from severe mood swings and mental illness. Anything for an exclusive though, souless cunt. The media frenzy when his body was removed was awful too. It seemed to me scarily reminscent of what happens to Britney on a day by day basis, but he never courted the media in such a way.