Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in New York City. There were pills in his room, and he was naked. His friend said that he was depressed. Police say it was either an accidental overdose or suicide.
Heath compiled an impressive resume for a young actor (10 Things I Hate about You, The Patriot, Monster’s Ball, A Knight’s Tale, Ned Kelly, Brokeback Mountain, The Brothers Grimm, and the upcoming The Dark Knight. He has achieved greatness, and seemed to be headed to the top.
He finished filming his portrayal as the Joker in the Batman sequel. I just want to share with you how tasteless and absolutely pathetic some Batman message board fans can be:
“It’s gonna be weird, you know, watching him. No matter what happens in the movie, even if the character survives, I know THE ACTOR’S not going to be in the next movie. That sucks.”
“I mean, his greatest moment on the screen, and he’s not even going to see it. I don’t get it.”
“It’s gonna feel like a Wake, you know? After the funeral, the body’s been viewed, now we’re at the Wake, where we remember the guy at his best — playing the Joker.”
“I mean, none of us have seen the movie, but you could just TELL he was going to be greatest Joker ever!”
“Maybe he took the role too seriously, you know? Maybe he took the Joker thing to heart. Maybe he got into the role too much … maybe the Joker in him had to KILL Heath Ledger. Just a thought.”