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airtran737
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Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:46 pm

More to come. Just saw it on Fox News. He was found in his apartment in NYC.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:47 pm

Blimey. Was he murdered ?
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:47 pm



Quoting AirTran737 (Thread starter):
More to come. Just saw it on Fox News. He was found in his apartment in NYC.

Just heard it too on CNN....what the heck?
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:48 pm

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Im watching it on the news now. He just finished The Dark Knight! I'm in shock!!!
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:50 pm

Being reported on Fox News, CNN.com and MSNBC looks like it is true. What a loss, I have always been a fan of his movies, and was looking forward to seeing him as the Joker in the next Batman movie.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:50 pm

As reported on www.tmz.com:

" ... TMZ has learned that Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has died in NY.

He was found dead in his bed in one of his residences in Soho by his housekeeper at 3:35 PM ET today. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe it was not a crime ... "
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:50 pm

So much for a Brokeback sequel. What a dumb shit.
 
QFA380
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:51 pm

Wow, this is a massive shock. Only 28 years old, and he seemed like a pretty decent kind of a guy.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:52 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
So much for a Brokeback sequel

Yeah, we we know you were eagerly awaiting that sequel.
 
MDorBust
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:53 pm

Rampant speculation incoming...

Preparing for seven part monster thread...



Personally, I think the crew are heros and did a wonderful job..

Oh, wrong thread.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:53 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
So much for a Brokeback sequel. What a dumb shit.

Compassionate, intellectual and insightful as always.

Quoting Diamond (Reply 8):
Yeah, we we know you were eagerly awaiting that sequel.

haha

YOWza

[Edited 2008-01-22 13:53:55]
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:53 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
So much for a Brokeback sequel. What a dumb shit.

You know something that the rest of us don't?
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:53 pm



Quoting Diamond (Reply 8):
Yeah, we we know you were eagerly awaiting that sequel.

I wanted to see which one donated sperm to make their baby.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:59 pm

$5 says it was drugs... specifically heroin.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:59 pm

Shame.

10 things I hate about you was the first movie I saw with my last girlfriend.

heathledger.net seems to be black; server down, or mark of respect? Unless mine is just not loading properly.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:00 pm

So how long until the drug rumors start? Or that he committed suicide? While being found dead in your bed at the age of 28 fuels those rumors (especially if you're a celebrity), for all we know, it could have been due to something health related, like a heart attack or an aneurysm

[Edited 2008-01-22 14:01:52]
 
BCAInfoSys
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:02 pm

Holy shit... another young actor bites the dust too soon.  tombstone 
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:04 pm




They found a bottle of pills near him. Poor guy.  tombstone 

article
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:05 pm



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 15):
So how long until the drug rumors start? Or that he committed suicide?

TMZ is saying pills were found on his bed. If true, suicide or bad reaction? Too bad for his family and kids. RIP
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:06 pm

On Sky News now, they are reporting that NYPD believe his death is thought to be drug related. He split from his girlfriend Michelle Williams in September.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:08 pm



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 15):
like a heart attack or an aneurysm

Speedballs do that.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:11 pm

Sad news. I enjoyed the film 'A Knights Tale' where he had a lead role. Thoughts and condolences with family.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:21 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 9):
Rampant speculation incoming...

Preparing for seven part monster thread...



Personally, I think the crew are heros and did a wonderful job..

Oh, wrong thread.

LOL!

Still, RIP to him. The tragedy of celebrity may have struck again.

And all this time I thought Amy Winehouse would be the next one I read about.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:24 pm

Terrible news. Great promising actor
No one has mentioned his best film - Two Hands. one of the best Australian movies in recent times. I have it on DVD - will have to watch it tonight
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:24 pm

Terrible news. Ledger proved himself a very talented actor in Brokeback and seemed to have quite the life with Michelle Williams and their little one.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:24 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
$5 says it was drugs... specifically heroin.

I heard on XM that it was drug related. I really don't know who this guy was. Was he a big drug user?
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25 pm

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" will need some serious editing now.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:29 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 25):
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
$5 says it was drugs... specifically heroin.

I heard on XM that it was drug related. I really don't know who this guy was. Was he a big drug user?

Not that I'd heard of. But under which rock have you been hiding? This guy was a pretty big actor. The Patriot, 10 Things I Hate About You, Brokeback Mountain were just a few of his big appearances.

I always liked him. Sad to see him go.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:34 pm



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 27):
Sad to see him go.

I need some company.

Signed,
Andy Gibb
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:35 pm

Quoting Slider (Reply 22):
And all this time I thought Amy Winehouse would be the next one I read about.

Naaaa.... Brittney Spaniel Spears will off herself within 5 weeks.

In the meantime... here's to you...





[Edited 2008-01-22 14:38:21]
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:36 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 20):
Speedball

Death mixture of the stars (Farley - and didn't Belushi do something close to that, too?).
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:38 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 25):
Was he a big drug user?

Well, he is a celebrity. It's getting to be old news and very sad. I did like his performance in The Patriot and Monsters Ball.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:48 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 24):
Terrible news. Ledger proved himself a very talented actor in Brokeback and seemed to have quite the life with Michelle Williams and their little one.

Although I didn't really think the movie was all that great, his acting was. Sad when young stars in the prime of their careers just die off this way. I guess this is the price of peaking too early. Sad
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:53 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 29):
Naaaa.... Brittney Spaniel Spears will off herself within 5 weeks.

You give her that long? She should team up with Amy Whinehouse. Double the pleasure, double the fun.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:54 pm

Looks like it was suicide folks. MSNBC reports sleeping pills strewn around his body.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22788914/

I'll just never understand how someone with so much talent and such a blessed life would off themselves. I just don't get it.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 pm



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 34):
I'll just never understand how someone with so much talent and such a blessed life would off themselves. I just don't get it.

Sadly because issues like depression have lno relationship with success, talent, looks etc
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 pm

 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:05 pm



Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 35):
Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 34):
I'll just never understand how someone with so much talent and such a blessed life would off themselves. I just don't get it.

Sadly because issues like depression have lno relationship with success, talent, looks etc

I agree. But he had the resources and opportunities to deal with depression. It's not like he "had nothing to live for". Once a week on a shrink's couch can do wonders...
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:10 pm



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 37):
I agree. But he had the resources and opportunities to deal with depression. It's not like he "had nothing to live for". Once a week on a shrink's couch can do wonders...

I totally agree with that. I suppose only those suffering from this awful illness can only truly understand. Sadly this illness carries a stigma.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:13 pm

Sad news, RIP Heath.

Thoughts and prayers go out to family friends etc. and also to those trying to get home out of the city's rush hour traffic.

-KL

PS ... seriously this is sad news ... however, ... maybe it will keep Britney off the news for a while.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:17 pm



Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 38):
I totally agree with that. I suppose only those suffering from this awful illness can only truly understand. Sadly this illness carries a stigma.

I went through some pretty severe depression in my early years of college. As a result, I did a lot of stupid & risky things. Thankfully, I was able to recognize the symptoms in myself. The college counseling center was a great resource which enabled me to see someone as needed for 6 months or so at no cost to myself. It made a huge difference and really helped me to find myself and be happy with who I am. Truly a great service the university provided.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:26 pm



Quoting KL773ER (Reply 39):
maybe it will keep Britney off the news for a while.

Unless, of course, she realises that he is getting more airplay and then ups the stakes.  stirthepot 

Selfish way to go.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:30 pm

I wonder if in his suicide note he wrote, "I wish I knew how to quit you!"
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:32 pm



Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 42):
"I wish I knew how to quit you!"

He did just that.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:35 pm

Yep, why couldn't this be Spears, Lohan and/or Hilton and not Ledger?

RIP.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:41 pm



Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 44):
Yep, why couldn't this be Spears, Lohan and/or Hilton

How about all three in a limo with bad brakes, the World would hardly notice the loss. Well maybe the car would be missed.
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:48 pm

This thread is getting tasteless. It's a matter of time before MK Olson's ownership of the apartment slithers its way into the thread.

Quoting KL773ER (Reply 39):
and also to those trying to get home out of the city's rush hour traffic.

Sympathy for NY's rush hour traffic?? What do they have to do with this?  banghead 
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:52 pm

Dreadfully sad news; he was very talented.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 25):
Was he a big drug user?

I never heard ANYTHING about this guy ever using anything ;he was one of the few lucky ones who seemed to manage to keep himself clean.

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 36):
Apparently, was a suicide.

Nothing's been proven yet. Autopsy tomorrow, according to most news sources.


 tombstone 
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:47 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 34):
Looks like it was suicide folks

Your linked article says it was 'accidental' death.   

He had been traveling back in forth from CDG-LHR-JFK for work on a regular basis and was using an over-the-counter sleep aid. Would appear accidental as reported above; not a suicide. No previous record of hard drug use, depression, etc.

[Edited 2008-01-22 17:05:01]
 
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RE: Heath Ledger Found Dead

Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:01 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 48):
CDG-LHR-JFK for week on a regular basis

Maybe changing at LHR made him a bit down. Not really, of course. Sad this happened so young, whatever the cause.

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