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Heath Ledger Found Dead in Apartment
? ^ | 1/22/08 | ???

Posted on 01/22/2008 1:45:20 PM PST by peggybac

Just broke on Fox - details to come.


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KEYWORDS: badjoker; culturewar; death; drugs; heathledger; hollyweird; hollywood; hollywoodscandals; olsentwins; overdose
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To: peggybac

Some of the comments in here make me sick.


51 posted on 01/22/2008 1:53:56 PM PST by SengirV
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To: KoRn

I think they were. Set to release in May.

H


52 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:06 PM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: MrB

“Knight’s Tale” was very good.

It’s too bad that when I saw the name, my mind immediately went “there”.


53 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:10 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: peggybac

Wow. He is the last one I would have expected to hear this about. How sad.


54 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:15 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Alcoholism is a disease, but its the only disease that you can get yelled at for having.)
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To: KoRn
Rumor has it that Ledger kicks ass as the Joker. I've always thought that Terrence Howard would be perfect for the role, because on the screen he has this brooding, dark demeanor.

I don't know if the movie is finished or not, but I wonder if they're going to do the stunt-double thingy like they did with Brandon Lee on "Crow."

55 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:16 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: peggybac

terrible loss. What a shock.

He was awesome in The Patriot


56 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:19 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yeah, the film is in post-production. This will have little effect unless they needed to do some serious re-shoots. Otherwise, they’ll probably have to make due with the same situation that afflicted The Crow when Brandon Lee was killed on set.


57 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:30 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play and said they found pills near body.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/actor-heath-ledger-is-found-dead/


58 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:32 PM PST by maggief
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To: SengirV

See my tagline—— at least you won’t catch what they have.


59 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:40 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: pissant

Never heard of the person ... oh well!


60 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: BGHater

“New Batman Joker.”

I was looking forward to his role in that.

Many of the comments about Brokeback are just uncalled-for. Playing a murderer is just fine but a homosexual? Unforgivable by the hate-spewing FReepers it would seem. He’s and actor for Christ’s sake.

RIP, Keith. Sorry to see you go so very early.


61 posted on 01/22/2008 1:54:57 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: peggybac

How sad... Prayers for all of Mr. Ledger’s family and friends... He was a good actor, and was too young to pass...


62 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:08 PM PST by LibertyRocks ("Islam - The Religion of Pieces" -- quote from LR's "Infidel & Proud" Daughter)
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To: nmh

Drug overdose


63 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:18 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Westlander

Looking at this movie list I have to double-down that Casanova was his best. A well written, acted, movie with enough plot to hold my interest.


64 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:20 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: xuberalles
"..People need to stop making smartass cracks. The man is dead at 29 for godsake. Prayers for him and his family..."

Ditto.

65 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; KoRn

Filming on “The Dark Knight” wrapped a few months ago. Presumably, all of this guy’s scenes are already in the can.


66 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:26 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: Pablo64

The guy didn’t play a cowboy, he played the part of a sheep herder.


67 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:26 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; RabidBartender; Petronski

Filming is done, so Ledger will still be in the movie.

However, I wonder if this affects the release any.


68 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:26 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: alisasny
So much potential is right.

What a waste of an talent.
Add this to Brad Renfro and you have to wonder what the hell is going on in the acting profession.

69 posted on 01/22/2008 1:55:37 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Pistolshot

Yes, I saw a preview for the new Batman, Heath looked great as the Joker, so sad for his family.


70 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:03 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: maggief

oh I hope he didn’t commit suicide


71 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:09 PM PST by RDTF
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To: L98Fiero

>> RIP, Keith. Sorry to see you go so very early.

Heath.

H


72 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:22 PM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: xuberalles
Jesus, there are some cold people in here. Yeah he was in Brokeback Mountain, but that didn’t make him gay or a freak. I give him credit for playing a tough role which garnered him an oscar nomination. He also has been in a number of other quality movies....including The Patriot, A Knight’s Tale, the new batman movie which loves absolutely great.

People need to stop making smartass cracks. The man is dead at 29 for godsake. Prayers for him and his family.

Amen to that. God bless him, his family and his now fatherless child. A tragedy.

73 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:33 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: peggybac

It was just reported (on MSNBC) that it was probably drug related. He had made an appointment to get a massage, and the housekeeper went to find him when the massuse got to his apartment. She found him dead in his room with pills scattered all over the place, just about an hour and a half ago.


74 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:44 PM PST by yorkie
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To: pcottraux

Course it affects the release. He’ll now be prominently featured and used in promos. People love the newly dead.


75 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:45 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: peggybac
That's a shocker. He was so young. And though he was just starting out, he showed talent and promise. Ledger played an addict in an Australian film called Candy. That probably means nothing, but ...
76 posted on 01/22/2008 1:56:57 PM PST by x
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To: highpockets

I thought #10 was a great post.


77 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:02 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: xuberalles

Ledger was a good actor with a promising future. I loved him as Mel Gibson’s eldest son in The Patriot. RIP Keith.


78 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:16 PM PST by flaglady47 (The only one that stands between McQueeg and the Presidency is Romney)
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To: peggybac; Borges
New York Times and Bloomberg both reporting it now.

Sadly, it looks like Heath Ledger has died.

Very talented young man. What a damn shame.

Lord have mercy on him.

80 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:22 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Didn’t see that, but he was great in The Brothers Grimm. I may have been one of the four people who saw that movie, but it’s worth a look.


81 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:30 PM PST by TexasMatty (http://www.chrispeden.org/ !!!)
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To: xuberalles

Ledger was a good actor with a promising future. I loved him as Mel Gibson’s eldest son in The Patriot. RIP Heith.


82 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:32 PM PST by flaglady47 (The only one that stands between McQueeg and the Presidency is Romney)
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To: peggybac

Sad.

Ledger was good actor.

(I actually enjoyed him in Lords of Dogtown.)


83 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:35 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: L98Fiero

I totally agree. The mods should give a stern warning to any tasteless jokes.

He was done with filming the Joker, so the movie will still be completed with him in it. But still...watching it isn’t going to quite be the same.


84 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:35 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: peggybac

I liked him in the Patriot, disliked the idea of him being in Brokeback, but this is still very shocking news. I think it’s definite that he was either completely done with what he needed to do for The Dark Knight. I doubt if it’ll effect the picture. Maybe they needed him for reshoots or loops or something, but they’ll obviously have to get by with what they have now.


85 posted on 01/22/2008 1:57:43 PM PST by Rastus
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To: pissant

Who?

I was thinking the same thing and that the over/under on how many posts it would take to see that response would be 5. I should have taken the under.


86 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:08 PM PST by TheRake (Still Taxed to death in Michigan....it's getting worse.....and worse)
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To: xuberalles

Ledger was a good actor with a promising future. I loved him as Mel Gibson’s eldest son in The Patriot. RIP Heath. (Geez, I can’t get his first name right; three’s the charm.)


87 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:08 PM PST by flaglady47 (The only one that stands between McQueeg and the Presidency is Romney)
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To: TexasMatty

Will give Brothers Grimm a try. Thanks.


88 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:23 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: BlueStateBlues

I was surprised, but I’ve seen most of what he’s done. Ned Kelly was another I really enjoyed, Brothers Grimm and yes, I’ve seen “10 Things I Hate About You” at least a dozen times.

He was handsome and had tremendous potential. And out there, there’s a little girl who’s finding out her Daddy’s dead.


89 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:23 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: Hemorrhage

Indeed, my my mistake. Thanks.


90 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:25 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: peggybac

91 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:30 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it! --Duncan Hunter)
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To: Antoninus

Too bad. The buzz on the Joker is great. We’ll see this summer. You don’t have to worry about the “forever” part anymore.


92 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:45 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: inkling

I just cant believe how sad I am about this.

WOW.

Last thing I expected today.


93 posted on 01/22/2008 1:58:58 PM PST by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin “Kojak” Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: flaglady47

Yes he was. So talented at such a young age. What a tragedy.


94 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:09 PM PST by xuberalles ("For The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties" http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: RDTF

Finding pills near the body would make it look that way. :(


96 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:27 PM PST by maggief
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To: najida

. . .and will see “Ten Things I Hate About You”. . .thanks as well.


97 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:36 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Whatever. All I've seen is pictures with him in a cowboy hat and it had the word "mountain" in the title. I had so little interest in the movie that I never bothered to learn enough about it to make the distinction between a cowboy and a sheepherder.

My apologies to cowboys if they were offended.

98 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:43 PM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: peggybac

How sad. What a waste of potential.


99 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:47 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Gently alluding to the indisputably obvious is not gloating." ~Richard John Neuhaus)
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To: peggybac

OMG, talented actor, very young.
With small child...

RIP!


100 posted on 01/22/2008 1:59:47 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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