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post #141 of 170
It's so sad.
post #142 of 170
This is so very sad. He was a very talented actor -- loved his performance in "Monster's Ball."
post #143 of 170
So sad. What is weird is that my dd watched A Knight's Tale (my x-mas gift) twice yesterday. Then last night I log on and see that he has died. :
post #144 of 170
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
i was driving and heard it on NPR. i almost caused an accident! it shocked the crap out of me.

my heart goes out to Michele and their little one...
Me too! I heard it on NPR on my way to my part-time job. They said like, three words about it. I'm still in shock! I can't believe he's gone - weird. I hope he moved on quickly and has reached eternal bliss by now.
post #145 of 170
A lovely article about him in the NYT. After reading this, I decided not to read any others about him as this one was perfectly, appropriately enough. What a nice tribute.

An Actor Whose Work Will Outlast the Frenzy

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/mo...d9c&ei=5087%0A

post #146 of 170
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Originally Posted by nicole lisa View Post
Because he promoted the gay agenda by playing Ennis in Brokeback. I just can't get over the hatred and dysfunction. There must be some major sexual issues with all the attention they give to other people's sex lives.
i see. instead of promoting the gay agenda he should have been doing something moral- like harassing a dead man and his mourning family. now it's clear.

i agree. major sexual issues.
post #147 of 170
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Originally Posted by Starr View Post
Who knew he was dating or hooking up with Lohan? There is video of her sobbing and reacting to the news of his death. This isn't very nice, but I see her milking this. I feel so bad for Michelle. She got the news in Sweden and a few hours later was on a plane with Matilda to NY.
I don't know . . . I really believe that even if you only know someone briefly, their sudden and unexplained death can be very shocking. I was deeply affected by the death of a guy I'd known in high school - he went to a dance with my best friend, so we were sort of in a group together for that dance - and we had a few classes together. Other than that, we weren't close friends or anything. But when he was killed at 19, it was still deeply upsetting and when my mom called me with the news, I sobbed.

Heck, I felt like I might cry for Heath Ledger yesterday.

ETA: Just wanted to add, from the article posted by the pp, I think this is what really makes me sad (in addition to feeling some kinship due to being about the same age with dds the same age):

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Mr. Ledger’s work will outlast the frenzy. But there should have been more. Instead of being preserved as a young star eclipsed in his prime, he should have had time to outgrow his early promise and become the strange, surprising, era-defining actor he always had the potential to be.
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post #149 of 170
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Originally Posted by nicole lisa View Post
I think they can afford tickets as a result of all the lawsuits they launch. It'd be a matter of whether or not they can get visas. I know the leader tried to come to Canada a few years ago but was denied entrance. Hopefully it will be the same in this case.

But even if they don't make it to the funeral just the fact that they have to go to the press with their hatred is vile enough.
They probably do have enough money; however, I'm hoping that the recent $11 million judgement against the "church" puts a crimp in their traveling budget.
post #150 of 170
I'm not going to read all the pages, but was it an accident? I loved him as an actor!
post #151 of 170
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Originally Posted by mimiharshe View Post
I'm not going to read all the pages, but was it an accident? I loved him as an actor!
Unknown at this time. Perhaps answers in a couple of weeks.
post #152 of 170
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Originally Posted by BeanyMama View Post
i see. instead of promoting the gay agenda he should have been doing something moral- like harassing a dead man and his mourning family. now it's clear.
Heh.

You know, I don't usually get worked up over deaths of celebrities, but this one is really sad to me. I loved his work in Brokeback, and it seems like he was a really good dad, and just a cool guy. I was sad when I heard he and Michelle separated. He's the same age as I am, and it's just too soon to go. The article posted above from the NYT is really good.

Kind of OT, but Kama said something earlier in this thread about the return of Saturn. I'd never heard of that, so I googled it. I'm 28, dh is 29 and both of us thought that it's pretty right on in describing what people go through at this age.
post #153 of 170
I feel so sad over this. Not exactly about Heath, I didn't know him personally. Of course I'm sad for his family, and dd, but overall I can't (and I can) believe how sick and twisted the media is on this.

Even in this thread, mentions of Lindsay Lohan, Olsen twins, drugs, depression, overdose, suicide. TMZ repeats. When did TMZ become a source to repeat. It's all gossip.

All anybody knows is a man was found dead. I just caught a few seconds of one trashy news show saying how confused Heath was in a recent interview. They showed a clip, and he didn't look or sound confused, he looked tired. Which is how I would also look after doing interviews all day.

I have prescription drugs in my home. If I die unexpectedly is the first thing my friends and family will say is I committed suicide? I hope not.

The only correlation between Heath, I can see from the information I have now, and River Phoenix is their both actors that died young.

It's just so sad, repulsive, and ugly. Let the man rest in peace, light a candle, say you will miss his future projects. Don't assume you know anything about the reasons behind his death. I can just see the US Weekly covers now. It's sick.
post #154 of 170
caught this yesterday, and I'm still omg'ing. So sad. Brokeback Mountain was so beautiful, what a great actor. /sigh
post #155 of 170
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Originally Posted by trinity6232000 View Post
I feel so sad over this. Not exactly about Heath, I didn't know him personally. Of course I'm sad for his family, and dd, but overall I can't (and I can) believe how sick and twisted the media is on this.

Even in this thread, mentions of Lindsay Lohan, Olsen twins, drugs, depression, overdose, suicide. TMZ repeats. When did TMZ become a source to repeat. It's all gossip.

All anybody knows is a man was found dead. I just caught a few seconds of one trashy news show saying how confused Heath was in a recent interview. They showed a clip, and he didn't look or sound confused, he looked tired. Which is how I would also look after doing interviews all day.

I have prescription drugs in my home. If I die unexpectedly is the first thing my friends and family will say is I committed suicide? I hope not.

The only correlation between Heath, I can see from the information I have now, and River Phoenix is their both actors that died young.

It's just so sad, repulsive, and ugly. Let the man rest in peace, light a candle, say you will miss his future projects. Don't assume you know anything about the reasons behind his death. I can just see the US Weekly covers now. It's sick.
It is pretty sad how quickly the media is to jump to thoughts of suicide. It is known (yeah I'm a big dork) that he was taking sleeping pills, he mentioned it in interviews about doing the new Batman. There's no reason to assume he was taking them for anything other than the fact that he needed sleep, and being an actor, especially an actor who has to play a psychopath, can seriously mess with your sleeping pattern. These are people who work 16 hour days during shooting, and then are expected to go out and promote their work at night. No it's not back breaking labor, but just because he had trouble getting to bed doesn't give the media the right to smear his memory by framing it up as a celeb suicide before anyone knows what really killed him.
post #156 of 170
Update: headline only currently from CNN
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The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled that Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
I imagine there will be more info to follow.
post #157 of 170
That's what I figured this whole time. It likely had something to do with the mix of sleeping pills and antihistamine.
post #158 of 170
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Originally Posted by DarkHorseMama View Post
Update: headline only currently from CNN
I imagine there will be more info to follow.
post #159 of 170
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Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription medications including painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills, the New York City medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," the office said in a short statement.

"We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications."
http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ger/index.html

Regretfully, we're waiting on this same result from my younger brother who combines 'scrip drugs all the time and has sleep apnea.
post #160 of 170
"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," the office said in a short statement.

"We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications."

Accidental? don't most normal people know that you can't take more than one narcotic (the oxy and hydrocodone) at a time? Hello! The next 3 are all of same type of meds too. Why do you even have all 3 of them???
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