Wednesday, January 23, 2008
a Memorial Daily SAll-Star
I'm sure many of you have already heard, Heath Ledger passed away yesterday at the age of 28. As of this morning, autopsy results have been inconclusive and the alleged cause of death at this point is accidental overdose on prescription painkillers.
Ledger was both a box office draw and critically acclaimed as an actor. He appeared in such films as 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball, and Brokeback Mountain (for which he received an Oscar Nomination for Best Actor). Ledger also was to star as the Joker in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight, opposite former Daily SAll-Star Christian Bale.
Heath was a fine actor in his prime who passed too early (very much like River Phoenix). He will certainly be missed amongst his many fans.
R.I.P. Heath Ledger