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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Heath Ledger dead Reply with quote

Australian actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment, possibly of a drug overdose.

Police spokesman Paul Browne has confirmed Perth-born Ledger, 28, was found dead by a housekeeper at his apartment in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood.

"We are investigating the possibility of an overdose," Mr Browne said.

According to Mr Browne, the housekeeper found Ledger at 3:26pm (7:26am AEDT) and tried to wake him for his appointment to have a massage.

As far as Mr Browne knows, only Ledger and the housekeeper were in the apartment.

"There were pills within the vicinity of the bed," Mr Browne said.

Ledger was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain. He did not win. The award went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for his role as Truman Capote.

The handsome star and his long-time companion, actress Michelle Williams, separated last year.

Williams is mother of the actor's young daughter, Matilda.

Ledger's other film credits included A Knight's Tale, The Patriot and Monster's Ball.

He was one of several actors playing a role representing Bob Dylan I'm Not There.

He will appear as The Joker in the next Batman film The Dark Knight. The film is currently in post-production.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG i heard that too im so sad! I luved him!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me 2.............we shuld go 2 hs funeral...my dog Leia is cryng 2.........i wnt 2 meet hm, so bad........Mark Wahlberg learn the hard way.........im glad, he stll alive............if he died.........ill be snobbing 4ever..............Garrett, u dnt tke drugs.............u gt problem, go see Raine........
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg i heard about dis too Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

does he hav a daughter?

aparently he was half way makin a film.. not sure wot its called.. cant wait 2 c 'The Dark Knight' it wod b nyc 2 c his last eva film

i still cant believe this.. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad he was a gr8 actor

R.I.P
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heath Ledger Autopsy Inconclusive

NEW YORK (AP) -- An autopsy on Heath Ledger was inconclusive, and more tests are needed, the medical examiner's office said Wednesday, a day after the 28-year-old actor was found dead with sleeping pills nearby.

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It will take about 10 days to complete the investigation, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.

Earlier, police said the death was caused by a possible drug overdose and appeared to be accidental.

Fans left flowers and candles outside the apartment building in Manhattan's SoHo where the body of the Oscar-nominated star of "Brokeback Mountain" was found.

Khaled Ali, 41, a stage manager for a Broadway show, dropped off a candle on his way to work. He said he and his fellow cast members were devastated by the news of Ledger's death.

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger moviesHeath Ledger photos"I felt a connection with him as an actor, as a fellow in the theater community," he said. "With 'Brokeback Mountain' he touched me personally in telling the story of my community. It was very touching."

Ledger was known for grueling, intense roles that became his trademark after he got his start in teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You."

The Australian-born actor was found dead Tuesday by his housekeeper and masseuse — lying naked and face-down at the foot of his bed, with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said.

It was a shocking end to a career built on unpredictability. Ledger avoided the safe path in favor of roles that forced him to bury his Australian accent and downplay his leading-man looks: a tormented gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain," a drug addict in "Candy," an incarnation of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."

In what may be his final finished performance, he took a rare role in a guaranteed summer blockbuster, playing Batman's nemesis, the Joker, in the upcoming "The Dark Knight." But the role was nothing he could phone in; it forced him to rebrand a character last played on the big screen by Jack Nicholson.

"I had such great hope for him," Mel Gibson, who played Ledger's father in "The Patriot," said in a statement. "He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss."

Ledger split last year with Michelle Williams, who played his wife on the set of "Brokeback Mountain." The two had a daughter, the now 2-year-old Matilda, and had lived together in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood.

Early Wednesday, Williams and Matilda left Trollhattan, Sweden, where the 27-year-old actress had been shooting scenes for the upcoming film "Mammoth," said Martin Stromberg, a spokesman for film production company Memfis Film.

"She received the news at her hotel late last night," Stromberg said, adding he had not spoken to the actress after she learned of Ledger's death.

The actor's personal strife was accompanied by professional anxiety.

Ledger said in an interview in November that "Dark Knight" and last year's "I'm Not There," took a heavy toll. He said he "stressed out a little too much" during the Dylan film, and had trouble sleeping while portraying the Joker, whom he called a "psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy."

"Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night," Ledger told The New York Times. "I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going." He said he took two Ambien pills, which only worked for an hour.

News of Ledger's death spread quickly, from the crowd of 300 people that gathered Tuesday outside his Manhattan apartment to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where those with close ties to the actor included Naomi Watts, who dated him after they met on the set of "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized story about the birth of modern skateboarding.

Ledger was born in 1979 in the western Australian city of Perth to a mining engineer and a French teacher, and got his first acting role playing Peter Pan at age 10 at a local theater company. He began acting in independent films as a 16-year-old in Sydney and played a cyclist hoping to land a spot on an Olympic team in a 1996 television show, "Seat."

Speaking in Perth, Ledger's father called the actor's death "tragic, untimely and accidental."

Kim Ledger called his son "down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish" and "extremely inspirational to many."

"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life," he said. "Please now respect our family's need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately."

After several independent films, Ledger moved to Los Angeles at age 19 and starred opposite Julia Stiles in "10 Things I Hate About You," a reworking of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Offers for other teen flicks came his way, but Ledger turned them down, preferring to remain idle than sign on for projects he didn't like.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me," Ledger told The Associated Press in 2001. "It was hard for everyone else around me to understand. Agents were like, `You're crazy,' my parents were like, `Come on, you have to eat.'"

He began to gravitate toward more independent films after roles in "Monster's Ball," "The Patriot" and "A Knight's Tale." His work in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor.

In the 2006 film "Candy," Ledger played a poet wrestling with a heroin addiction along with his girlfriend. Neil Armfield, who directed Ledger in the film, said the actor had "handled his career incredibly well," steering himself toward more challenging roles.

"He made a decision about four years ago to stop being led by producers and managers and to forge his own way," Armfield told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

He brought the same intensity to "Dark Knight." Glimpsed in early teaser trailers, Ledger is more depraved and dark than comical. The film's director, Christopher Nolan, said this month that Ledger's Joker would be wildly different from Nicholson's.

"It was a very great challenge for Heath," Nolan said. "He's extremely original, extremely frightening, tremendously edgy. A very young character, a very anarchic presence that taps into a lot of our basic fears and panic."

Ledger was a widely recognized figure in his SoHo neighborhood, where Michelle Vella said she frequently saw him carrying his 2-year-old daughter on his shoulders, or having ice cream with her.

"It's a shock; he's so young," said Taren Dolbashian, who also had seen Ledger with his daughter. "He always seems so happy."

Near the entrance to the building housing his loft, about two dozen bouquets and a dozen candles formed a makeshift memorial.

One note said, "I couldn't find anything bad about you."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

his daughter name is Matlia 2 yrs old..........she'll never knw real father, when she grows up. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I wnt 2 c........The Dark Knight.


the movie he ws makng ws calld...........The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus accordng 2 IMDB it says their stlll filmng idk, if they re gonna cancled the movie, or has hs charcter died? its sumthng abt a fanasty word......or they culd replace anthr new actor 2 fill in hs character.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG i feel even more sadened now, knowin he has a 2 year old daughter neva gonna know her dad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

nah i dont fink der gonna replace him, i fink dey myt jus 4get about da whole film itself.. dey did da same fing wid River Phoenix's 'Dark Blood'

i so desperately wanna c his new film, i cant believe he died..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbu wrote:
OMG i feel even more sadened now, knowin he has a 2 year old daughter neva gonna know her dad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

nah i dont fink der gonna replace him, i fink dey myt jus 4get about da whole film itself.. dey did da same fing wid River Phoenix's 'Dark Blood'

i so desperately wanna c his new film, i cant believe he died..



The Dark Knight is done filming jst need 2 do editng & stuff lke special effects.......if everythng is good......thn they'll realsed it out in July 18, 2008............ill keep update 4 every1.........rte nw its stll soon, if their gonna shw it or not......i hopefully, they'll..........tht'll be hs last movie........... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I luv Batman........whn i sw the poster @ the thearte the other day.i ddint recozine hm, coz he played the joker. i sw the nme, i ws lke tht lks scary.coz of the poster, but i did sw the prviws on youtube, lks really good.......I lke Christian Bale..........i sw Batman Begins.......they shuld decideted 2 Heath Ledger @ the end of the movie.........idk hw lg, editng tkes place...........but, hopefully, the director doesnt need 2 do redo 1 of Heath's scenes........thn, they mite nt shw it........... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Heath wnt be able 2 see The Dark Knight, if does cum out...............I dnt care, if he played the bad guy....ths is lst movie..they shuld stll shw it......... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea true!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kansas Baptist Church Intends to Picket Heath Ledger's Funeral Because He Played Gay Character



A radical Baptist church in Kansas known for picketing the funerals of soldiers who perished in Iraq said it intends to protest Heath Ledger's memorial service with signs claiming the actor died and is in Hell because he played a gay character in “Brokeback Mountain.”

Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka said that she and other members will picket Ledger’s United States memorial services, not those held in his native Australia.

“You cannot live in defiance of God,” she said. “He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it’s OK to be gay.”

A press release circulated by the church references Leviticus 18:22 in the Bible, which states that “thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

“Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there,” the Westboro Baptist announcement says.

Started 1955, the Topeka, Kan.-based church has conducted over 34,000 peaceful demonstrations opposing the homosexual lifestyle, according to their Web site, GodHatesFags.com.

The organization runs various Web sites, including GodHatesAmerica.com and others that condemn lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Muslims, Roman Catholics and Jews as well as certain nationalities, according to Wikipedia.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the church as a hate group and the organization is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League, according to its Wikipedia entry.

Phelps-Roper said the church group will also be picketing the Academy Awards this year.

Both the printed release and Phelps-Roper’s verbal diatribe about Ledger were rife with homophobic slurs. She said that those who call her and other members of Westboro Baptist Church bigots must also think God is a bigot.

“God hates homosexual,” she said. “The wrath of God has been revealed before the eyes of this nation with the death of Heath Ledger. … This nation worships the dead almost as much as they worship their filthy sex acts. America is doomed.”
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg dats harsh!

i love batman too, by da way da film is deffo comin out, he plays da joker which is gonna b so kl, cant wait 2 c it.. i heard u cant reli c much ov him in 'The Dark Knight' coz all thru out da film he wears a mask, i donno, i guess we hav 2 wait n c..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is...........they shuld leave him aline & his family.they shuld hve a decoy funeral, a different funeral sumwhere's else.............lke in a diffrnt state or ciuntry........their gonna buried him in Australia.near by his hometown.......


i sw the trailer 4 it, on youtube.........jst search 4 A Dark Knight......They did a good job, on his face painting as Joker...........i jst hve ths thought, maybe he ws allegric 2 the paintng they used.........& he ws slowly dying.........cused the fumes, he hd 2 breath in the whole dy, whle he ws filmng on the set.........
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Mourning.* I tld myself, i ws gonna meet Heath Ledger, sumdy........*Weeping.* Now, i wnt be able 2 see hm & gt hs autograph........Whos nxt? Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg..........O btter chck ther pulse everydy............ Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read about it. I'm shocked
rest in peace
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wht? Heath Ledger died...nooooooooooooooooooo......*weeping.*
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