Search Bunsnip.com

bunsnip (at) gmail (dot com)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger dies at 28

I just read this Yahoo! story which says that Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn this afternoon. He was only 28, and they are not yet sure of the cause of death, but an autopsy will be performed.

I find myself startled and saddened by this loss, probably because of Ledger's youth. He was only 3 years older than me, and his career was really starting to take off. He wasn't one of my favorite actors in the world, but even so, I always did enjoy his performances. 10 Things I Hate About You is a classic movie, in my eyes. Never saw Brokeback Mountain, but Ledger received a nomination for his performance in that film. He finished filming his part as the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie, so we have that to look forward to. But then that's it, he's gone.

And that makes me feel very sad and ephemeral. I suppose we all go sometime, but some go before their time.

You will be missed, Heath.



Subscribe to Bunsnip

6 comments:

Sovknight said...

They are saying it was an overdose, and possible suicide. I guess we sometimes go when we decide to go.

Sra said...

Autopsy results are as yet inconclusive. It was likely an overdose, and could have been either accidental or purposeful.

Whether accidental or not, his death is no less tragic. He left behind a 2-year old daughter and a bright career at such a young age.

When people decide to take their own life, that doesn't mean they don't go before their time.

feed the world with PEZ said...

I personally think that it was accidental. During interviews he stated that he was having some problems sleeping for weeks before the incident. He said that had been under a lot of stress with his joker role. He was taking Ambien and was also on anxiety medication(probably xanax). If you know anyone that has ever taken Ambien they can do some weird shit in their sleep. So mixing too much of the two together probably slowed his heart to a stop.

Such a tragedy...

Sra said...

I, too, think it was accidental. For one thing, if you were going to kill yourself, I don't think you'd do it so that you'd be found lying naked at the foot of your bed. At least I wouldn't. Who wants to be found naked?

For another thing, he had a massage scheduled for that day, and if it were me, I'd get the massage before killing myself.

But seriously, accidental or not, this is a tragic loss for everyone.

Sra said...

I, too, think it was accidental. For one thing, if you were going to kill yourself, I don't think you'd do it so that you'd be found lying naked at the foot of your bed. At least I wouldn't. Who wants to be found naked?

For another thing, he had a massage scheduled for that day, and if it were me, I'd get the massage before killing myself.

But seriously, accidental or not, this is a tragic loss for everyone.

Sovknight said...

They are saying it was an overdose, and possible suicide. I guess we sometimes go when we decide to go.

Post a Comment