Heath Ledger 1979-2008

ledger-joker.jpgThis seems to have come from out of nowhere to catch everybody by surprise. Actor Heath Ledger, Oscar nominated for his role in Brokeback Mountain, has been found dead in a New York apartment. According to reports, he was found in his bedroom with pills present when a masseuse arrived at the apartment for an appointment. Police do not suspect foul play. Heath Ledger’s last released motion picture was I’m Not There — a bio-pic inspired by the life of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Set to debt on July 18, 2008 is The Dark Knight in which Ledger plays iconic Batman villain, The Joker — a role that was surely set to define an already accomplished acting career.

News of Heath Ledger’s untimely death hits me at the very same time that I’m working on a script about “young Hollywood.” I didn’t know the actor personally, but… I don’t know.

Ledger was 28-years old.

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