Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I was never a huge fan, but I am completely in shock over the untimely death of Heath Ledger. I was in total disbelief when AM called me into the living room while making dinner last night. How sad for little Matilda. She was just getting to know her Daddy and now he is gone. I can't help but think back to when River Phoenix died. Of course, he death was obviously a drug overdose but in my opinion the two actors mirror each other in many ways. Both were brilliant at their craft to say the least.
I am curious to see if they ever truly find out the real reason for this tragic ending. He was open about the fact that he took Ambien sleeping pills, but that isn't all that uncommon with actors since they have crazy work hours. I have a feeling that it was an accident, but from all the news reports over the last 24 hours, he seemed a lot more of a tortured soul than many would know. He was very much one of those reluctant celebrities, but in a recent interview he seemed to be almost haunted by his role as the Joker in the newest Bat Man movie. Much like Brandon Lee in The Crow, I am sure that the "Dark Knight" movie will become a cult phenomenon.
Labels: Pop Culture