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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

RIP Heath Ledger, Age 28

batman heath ledger as joker
(Ledger will star as the Joker in 2008's Dark Knight)

Tragic news came today with the announcement of actor Heath Ledger's death. The 28 year old actor was found dead due to drugs. Authorities didn't suspect foul play and Ledger was found at Mary Kate Olsen's lower east side apartment in New York. The young actress was away in California at the time. Olsen's been involved in her own personal drug issues as well.

According to the AP:

There was no obvious indication that the Australian-born Ledger had committed suicide, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the SoHo apartment that is believed to be the home of the "Brokeback Mountain" actor, Browne said. The massage therapist and a housekeeper found his naked body at about 3:30 p.m. They tried to revive him, but he was already dead.

Full Associated Press story

Ledger's most notable recent work was the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain in which he played a homosexual cowboy along side Jake Gyllenhaal. Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for the work as well. He is set to star as the Joker in the latest Batman 'Dark Knight" film this Summer 2008.

This makes you wonder why Congress is so gung-ho about investigating steroids in sports and not the drug overdoses and rampant partying lifestyles of Hollywood stars. We see it too often in the news these days with the problems of Britney, Lindsay and others. Last year claimed Anna Nicole Smith, due to drug use. Now another star's life is lost suddenly. It's definitely personal choice, but you'd have to wonder if the celebrity lifestyle and status contributes. RIP to Heath Ledger, a life taken way too early.

Read more about Heath Ledger's career at Wikipedia.

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