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Heath Ledger Found Dead In NY Apartment (Breaking News)
TMZ via Fox News ^ | January 22, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/22/2008 2:47:07 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer

"New York Police Department confirms actor Heath Ledger, 28, found dead in his New York City apartment, which was strewn with pills." | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Live reports at 5:45 PM, Quoting TMZ Source, via Fox News: Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead in his apartment bedroom by his housekeeper and masseuse at 3:30 PM this afternoon. Police are telling TMZ it was an accidental drug overdose and not foul play. Ledger was found with perscription pills strewn around the bed.

TMZ also says the apartment is "not" owned by Mary Kate Olsen

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brokeback; dead; heathledger; hollywood; msmtopstory; stilldead
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1 posted on 01/22/2008 2:47:09 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Heath who?


2 posted on 01/22/2008 2:47:53 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD: "What would Jack Bauer do?")
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To: Redbob

My thoughts exactly.


4 posted on 01/22/2008 2:49:52 PM PST by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hard to develop a lot of sympathy here. I will concede, he had a tough life (masseuse and all...)


5 posted on 01/22/2008 2:50:08 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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7 posted on 01/22/2008 2:50:27 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer
So sad. He was actually one of the better of the young actors, Brokeback Mountain notwithstanding.
8 posted on 01/22/2008 2:51:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

who?


9 posted on 01/22/2008 2:51:30 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: reagandemocrat

Wa?


10 posted on 01/22/2008 2:51:55 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Redbob

Oh, no, not THE Heath Ledger!!!


11 posted on 01/22/2008 2:51:55 PM PST by San Jacinto (Three dangers to guard against: Osama, Obama, and Chelsea's Momma!!!)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

I was in a streetside (outdoor) bar on 7th avenue with some friends in the west village last summer when he strolled by. He looked like he had this coming.


12 posted on 01/22/2008 2:52:16 PM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

God rest his soul. He was a talented 28 year-old with a young daughter. Some people really are tasteless around here.


13 posted on 01/22/2008 2:52:17 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

I often wondered how warped the Brokeback Mountain fling would effect his mind. He ran to his girlfriend right after and had a kid. But, as we are all told, what a Love Story it was . . .


14 posted on 01/22/2008 2:52:55 PM PST by RushingWater (Pres. Bush honors Mexican sovereignty over our own - Pardon Ramos/Campeon/Hernandez)
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To: SE Mom; LUV W; Bahbah; silent_jonny
Sad ...he showed real promise as the wonderful son in "The Patriot," then he seemed to choose roles for their controversy and "fringiness."


15 posted on 01/22/2008 2:53:14 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks, looked for the posting but couldn’t find it, quite a few responses on other post (250 plus) to what I would call a shock and very unfortunate.


17 posted on 01/22/2008 2:54:37 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: pcottraux
God rest his soul. He was a talented 28 year-old with a young daughter. Some people really are tasteless around here.

Too many boys and not enough men. They hear a two-year-old girl lost her dad and their first response is to laugh at her. I feel like I'm on DailyKos.

18 posted on 01/22/2008 2:55:38 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: pcottraux

Believe me, I am saddened by this - such a shame. But you can’t help but conclude that his Brokeback Mountain experience escalated his despair!


19 posted on 01/22/2008 2:55:48 PM PST by RushingWater (Pres. Bush honors Mexican sovereignty over our own - Pardon Ramos/Campeon/Hernandez)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer
Eternal rest grant unto him.
May perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
20 posted on 01/22/2008 2:56:40 PM PST by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer
Image hosted by Photobucket.comwhat... he finally watched one of his own crappy movies???
21 posted on 01/22/2008 2:57:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: inkling

I had never heard of him but the little girl would be better off with a non-druggie


22 posted on 01/22/2008 2:59:03 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: SuziQ
He was actually one of the better of the young actors

So many today are enamored of those who can act.

Granted, I enjoy movies for entertainment, but I don't exactly respect someone for being able to act. I mean, I don't see that being able to act is a noble quality.

23 posted on 01/22/2008 2:59:25 PM PST by what's up
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To: All

Come on people he is the new Joker!

I can’t wait till the Dark Knight comes out.

But this news is sad for Batman fans like myself.


24 posted on 01/22/2008 2:59:38 PM PST by RatsDawg (www.rootforamerica.com David Huckabee Killed My Dog!)
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To: Redbob

Never heard of him.


25 posted on 01/22/2008 2:59:40 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (I don't care about who you won't vote for, and nobody cares if you don't vote.)
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To: steve86

So it’s good news for you then.


26 posted on 01/22/2008 2:59:53 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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I hope he doesn’t burn in hell too much for that awful piece of homo-prop he inflicted on us.

Ridiculous. On so many levels, that is a ridiculous and heartless statement.

27 posted on 01/22/2008 3:00:22 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: Axlrose

Wow hope he doesn`t burn in hell “ too much “ compassion at its finest.

In reality he left hell and it is my wish he finds himself in a better place. A Knights Tale was a fun movie that is in my DVD player quite often. Its a shame Hollywood circles encourage the behaviour that lead to another early death.


28 posted on 01/22/2008 3:00:32 PM PST by BhaktaSteve
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To: Talking_Mouse

Amen


29 posted on 01/22/2008 3:00:35 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Sorry, I have no sympathy for a whiner who’d off himself because he’s feeling sorry for himself.


30 posted on 01/22/2008 3:01:24 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: inkling
I know nothing about the relationship between the two. There have been cases where a small child was better off without her father. I know of one.

However, in my religion we do pray for those "most in need of thy mercy" including this man. And the little girl who definitely needs prayers.

So my position probably isn't as harsh as you think.

31 posted on 01/22/2008 3:02:50 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

God bless him, his family and little girl. I’ll always be glad he gave us “A Knight’s Tale” and the “Patriot.” This is very sad.


32 posted on 01/22/2008 3:02:54 PM PST by pallis
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Condolences to Heath Ledger’s family and friends.


33 posted on 01/22/2008 3:03:17 PM PST by PGalt
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Prayers for his little girl, Matilda.


34 posted on 01/22/2008 3:04:27 PM PST by Perdogg (Huckabee got his foreign policy from IHOP, McCain got his immigration policy from The Waffle House)
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To: BuffaloJack
Would you listen to yourself???

First, what makes him a whiner?
Second, how do you know he off'd himself? Story says accidental.
Lastly, if it were intentional, how the HELL do you know his intention?

Some people on these threads need to grow a heart.

35 posted on 01/22/2008 3:04:38 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: TexasNative2000

It’s unbelievable. Instead of respect for the dead and prayers for his young daughter and family...


36 posted on 01/22/2008 3:06:54 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: TexasNative2000

Ya know, if what most of these people say they believe in turns about to be true, they’re gonna have some explaining to do when the time comes.


37 posted on 01/22/2008 3:07:14 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: pcottraux
Why are you surprised? Imagine if we knew his political affiliation....
38 posted on 01/22/2008 3:07:50 PM PST by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin “Kojak” Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: Chode
That movie was probably A Knights Tale - one of the worst/stupid/ridiculous flicks ever made. Of course there is also Brokeback Mountain.
39 posted on 01/22/2008 3:08:37 PM PST by meanman
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To: steve86
However, in my religion we do pray for those "most in need of thy mercy" including this man. And the little girl who definitely needs prayers. So my position probably isn't as harsh as you think.

Fair enough. And I'm confident the family appreciates your prayers.

40 posted on 01/22/2008 3:08:40 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Very sad. An excellent actor who will be seen in “The Dark Night” as the Joker this summer.


41 posted on 01/22/2008 3:11:57 PM PST by montag813
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To: pcottraux; Wolfie
The false tact of "who is he?", "he doesn't matter", and "I'm above knowing anyone current" is dismissive and disrespectful.

~~~~~Steaming~~~~~~~

42 posted on 01/22/2008 3:13:48 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: RatsDawg

That’s what I thought when I first heard. Let’s hope they killed the role in the movie...I hate it when they switch actors for the same role.

Strewn with pills, and an accidental death? My God have mercy...


43 posted on 01/22/2008 3:18:04 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Oh yeah? Define "well-adjusted!")
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To: alisasny

Who the #@$* cares about his political affiliation? The man is dead, and politics gets thrown out the window. People should be respectful no matter what.


44 posted on 01/22/2008 3:18:07 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: DaveLoneRanger

They hadn’t. He’d already signed on for part 3.


45 posted on 01/22/2008 3:18:44 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: fireforeffect
My thoughts exactly.

Ditto

46 posted on 01/22/2008 3:19:54 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: pcottraux

“It’s unbelievable. Instead of respect for the dead and prayers for his young daughter and family...”

In all seriousness, are you really surprised at some of these responses given the tone of this place as of late?


47 posted on 01/22/2008 3:19:58 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: L98Fiero

Maybe not surprised, but still have a hard time swallowing it.


48 posted on 01/22/2008 3:21:11 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: L98Fiero
In all seriousness, are you really surprised at some of these responses given the tone of this place as of late?

Sadly, no.

49 posted on 01/22/2008 3:21:21 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: L98Fiero

I’m not. It gets more like DU every day.


50 posted on 01/22/2008 3:23:34 PM PST by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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