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

2 comments:

Nico Suave said...

FilmDrunk (and a few others) are reporting that a combination of Ambien (for which he had a legal prescription) and a bad bout of pneumonia were responsible for his death. So he may soon be exonerated for any "overdose" rumors. It won't bring him back, but hopefully we and his parents will be able to remember him as a fine actor with a clean lifestyle.

RIP

Nico Suave said...

My mistake: The sources were The Sydney Morning Herald and TMZ via WWTDD, not FilmDrunk.

http://wwtdd.com/post.phtml?pk=3427