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Offline ademas

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Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« on: January 22, 2008, 04:49:15 PM »
...news just breaking on the major news networks.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 04:51:05 PM »
I just heard that too on CNN.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 04:59:10 PM »
Herewith a link confirming the news.

How formulaic! Matty the Damned notes that there was a time when dying of a drug overdose was seen as the height of chic. These days it can only be taken as indicating gross carelessness on the part of the deceased.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 05:03:07 PM »
i'm still planning on seeing the new batman movie but it'll be a little sad watching it knowing "Ennis" has passed away.  :(
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 05:45:55 PM »
Damn, he didn't even get to really enjoy his life.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 06:03:24 PM »
How sad. Much too young. I'll never understand it. Earned enough money to do some fun and adventurous things in his life and lo and behold.......drugs are chosen.
 :(
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 06:25:54 PM »
He's also left a young daughter, 2yr old Matilda, without her father.  I loved his movies.  Very sad, indeed.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 06:31:21 PM »
Well, mayhap it's time for a round of Rush to JudgementTM here.

Let's see. Heath's stiffening (but no doubt still beautiful) corpse is found in a bed in Whats-her-Name Olsen's Manhattan apartment, a bottle of pills nearby.

In the absence of any firm evidence is this a case of:

1. Accidental overdose;
2. Suicide?

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 06:38:25 PM »
Everything I read said that it was his Manhatten apartment.  Where did you find that it was one of the Olsen's apartments?
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008, 06:50:15 PM »
Remember this is a Rush to JudgementTM so, like with Wikipedia, accuracy is a secondary consideration.

The scurrilous suggestion that it was Miss Olsen's flat was originally published here but altered upon her denial of the claim.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 06:51:57 PM »
Well that really sucks!  :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2008, 07:23:55 PM »
TMZ.com has the best updates.  All about that RSS feed.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2008, 07:34:09 PM »
Ja, but TMZ is so like "ewww".

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2008, 07:46:54 PM »
This is really sad.  I am still looking forward to see his take on the Joker in The Dark Knight, but I think I'll always remember him for his amazing performance as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain.


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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 07:54:04 PM »
Looking so handsome in this pic. sigh

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 08:04:08 PM »
Ja, but TMZ is so like "ewww".

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But honey, where else can you see the body bag carted out on a gurney via flash video?

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 08:09:45 PM »
But honey, where else can you see the body bag carted out on a gurney via flash video?

Oh absolutely. I read it, I just don't want people to know I do. It's like admitting you pick your nose, or that you check the toilet paper after you wipe but before you chuck it in the can.

One must maintain a veneer of dignity, after all.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2008, 08:10:56 PM »
very sad indeed.
from what I understand, he was always a bit of a tortured soul.
famous Australians, along with countless less famous ones, seem to have a habit of topping themselves lately.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2008, 08:12:33 PM »
One can embrace low brow culture with a sense of decorum.  Warhol built his career on that.

Of course, this nuance should not be attempted by the unlearned.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2008, 08:13:55 PM »
very sad indeed.
from what I understand, he was always a bit of a tortured soul.
famous Australians, along with countless less famous ones, seem to have a habit of topping themselves lately.

Ah, part of the Blame-Australia-First crew I see!
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2008, 08:29:18 PM »
Oh Jez... not the first thing I want to read in the morning... :'(

I don't know if I can watch Brokeback ever again...
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2008, 08:55:24 PM »
I gasped when I opened my yahoo home page and saw that news. So young and so fine. I had the impression that he was depressed because he had broken up with his lady and had to leave his daughter behind this past year. I always thought he did get a little frustrated for not getting that Oscar for his interpretation of Ennis in "Brokeback"... :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 09:19:53 PM »
Oh bollocks.

Like I have any sympathy for some Hollywood movies star who makes more dough for schlepping around one movie set than I've made in my entire lifetime. My heart bleeds. He should have walked a mile in any of our shoes - bollocks.
 


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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 09:27:53 PM »
Like I have any sympathy for some Hollywood movies star who makes more dough for schlepping around one movie set than I've made in my entire lifetime. My heart bleeds. He should have walked a mile in any of our shoes - bollocks.

From what I have read about this man I wouldn't want to be in his shoes either.. alas, it is always not nice to read about deaths of some young folks, famous or otherwise. And he did a good job in Brokehead, and I am thankful for that good cry he gave me during the scenes where he hugged the shirt.

And Ann, shouldn't you be in bed by now... ;)

Hugs, Shaun

(who'll probably still go and finally buy the DVD of Brokeback Mountain nonetheless...)

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008, 09:29:28 PM »
Yup. All that wealth, fame and those smokin' good looks must have been agony. No wonder the precious little flower couldn't cope.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2008, 09:39:03 PM »
From what I have read about this man I wouldn't want to be in his shoes either.. alas, it is always not nice to read about deaths of some young folks, famous or otherwise. And he did a good job in Brokehead, and I am thankful for that good cry he gave me during the scenes where he hugged the shirt.

And Ann, shouldn't you be in bed by now... ;)

Hugs, Shaun

(who'll probably still go and finally buy the DVD of Brokeback Mountain nonetheless...)

I always thought I'd be dead by the age of twenty... because I thought my life sucked. I know better now. This guy just doesn't get my sympathy at all. He had the world at his feet and he chose death. Bollocks.

And I go to bed when I'm tired. :D

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2008, 09:49:26 PM »
I always thought I'd be dead by the age of twenty... because I thought my life sucked. I know better now.

It seems to me though that those of us who think our lives sucked often live longer.. ;D

It's often the time that we think things are changing for the better than we get hit by a bus or something. So in my case I think I am safe cos whenever I felt my life was heading to a happier place, shits happened.

As for Ledger, he was a fine actor ..

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2008, 09:58:06 PM »
As for Ledger, he was a fine actor ..

Indeed he was. He was excellent in Two Hands and made a very convincing drug addict in Candy.

Life imitates art and all that . . .

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2008, 10:35:04 PM »
Its so sad when anyone dies, especially a young person. My heart goes out to his family.
I really liked him in Knights Tale and The Patriot.

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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2008, 10:40:21 PM »
Well the first "lolhealth" pictures have hit the intahwebs. I'll link 'em and not inline 'em because I'm not a complete bastard. :)

lolheath 1

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2008, 11:14:25 PM »
I always thought I'd be dead by the age of twenty... because I thought my life sucked. I know better now. This guy just doesn't get my sympathy at all. He had the world at his feet and he chose death. Bollocks.

And I go to bed when I'm tired. :D

Ann


I'm sorry, but I have to disagree.  To think that "having the world at your feet" has anything real to do with a person's sense of self worth and emotional well being & happiness is bollocks.

I haven't read the latest gossip to know if this guy indeed "chose death", but I do know that mental health is not dictated by the size of a person's bank account.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2008, 11:17:00 PM »
Recently, it was Owen Wilson attempting suicide, now this. I read Britney's gunning for 3rd place too on this sport! Geez, what's happening to these famous folks? They really should try living in our shoes and see if they need a new reality check and a new set of values overhaul already.

Whichever ways, my heart goes out to his loved ones.  :-\

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2008, 06:29:15 AM »
And here we all were expecting the news to come about Spears or Winehouse. 

Shame.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2008, 07:53:53 AM »
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree.  To think that "having the world at your feet" has anything real to do with a person's sense of self worth and emotional well being & happiness is bollocks.

I haven't read the latest gossip to know if this guy indeed "chose death", but I do know that mental health is not dictated by the size of a person's bank account.

I'm going to agree with Tim.  I think that often another's problems may seem trivial (or their life easy) because they are another's problems (or life) and not our own.  I know many people whose life I wouldn't want that are much better off on the surface.  Underneath, their emotional issues, level of happiness, etc are ones I'm thankful that I don't have. 

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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2008, 07:58:40 AM »
Oh Jesus Titty-Fucking Christ!  ::)

It's not like you or Youth Pastor Tim knew the guy.

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2008, 08:06:41 AM »
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree.  To think that "having the world at your feet" has anything real to do with a person's sense of self worth and emotional well being & happiness is bollocks.

I haven't read the latest gossip to know if this guy indeed "chose death", but I do know that mental health is not dictated by the size of a person's bank account.


I'm going to agree with Tim.  I think that often another's problems may seem trivial (or their life easy) because they are another's problems (or life) and not our own.  I know many people whose life I wouldn't want that are much better off on the surface.  Underneath, their emotional issues, level of happiness, etc are ones I'm thankful that I don't have. 

David

To be honest, my reaction was more against the cult of celebrity that is so prevalent these days. I don't believe in trivialising the problems of others, but it seems to me that this is exactly what so many of these "woe is me" celebrities do to people who have serious problems in life, but yet struggle on, day after day, without it having to be played out in the media.

~shrug~

Sorry if I offended.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2008, 08:35:22 AM »
   He definitely was a beautiful man :( that was far too young to die.  Unfortunately he chose the path that led to his death.

   I wonder why people who overdose on drugs are always found naked.



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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2008, 08:46:10 AM »
To be honest, my reaction was more against the cult of celebrity that is so prevalent these days. I don't believe in trivialising the problems of others, but it seems to me that this is exactly what so many of these "woe is me" celebrities do to people who have serious problems in life, but yet struggle on, day after day, without it having to be played out in the media.

~shrug~

Sorry if I offended.

Ann

I do know what you mean (and you didn't offend me!).  I'm not sure who's to blame for the 'celebrity cult' thing... us (the ones who buy into this crap) or the 'victims' of it - the celebrities themselves.  I suppose mostly it's the media and the celeb's promoters who create these images which can never be lived up to. 

It's kind of like professional sports and athletes, in my opinion.  I mean, so what this guy can play basketball.  Should his salary really be $4.xx million?  There's a professional athlete in my family and a pediatrician.  Guess who makes the most money (by a factor of almost 30X) and works less?  I wouldn't want to trade places with either of them... well, maybe for a year to make my few million. ;)

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2008, 08:47:10 AM »
I wonder why people who overdose on drugs are always found naked.

If I die in my sleep, I'll definitely be naked! 
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2008, 08:51:50 AM »
So which part did he play in Brokeback Mountain?  My mind is a little hazy.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2008, 09:03:15 AM »
To be honest, my reaction was more against the cult of celebrity that is so prevalent these days. I don't believe in trivialising the problems of others, but it seems to me that this is exactly what so many of these "woe is me" celebrities do to people who have serious problems in life, but yet struggle on, day after day, without it having to be played out in the media.

~shrug~

Sorry if I offended.

Ann


I don't find it offensive, but I do find the anti-celeb knee jerkism as horribly tiresome as the mass market celeb worship.

Frankly, I personally find each extreme the same, and I find both of them kind of amusing.  It's really an odd dichotomy.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008, 09:04:23 AM »
Australians mourn Heath Ledger

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shocked Australians were on Wednesday mourning the death of actor Heath Ledger in a New York apartment possibly from a drug overdose, but his family said the death was a tragic accident.

Ledger, 28, the gifted leading man acclaimed for his role as a gay cowboy in the film "Brokeback Mountain," was found naked at the foot of the bed by his housekeeper in what police said was a possible drug overdose. An autopsy is to be conducted.

"We, Heath's family, can confirm the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda," his father Kim said, reading from a statement outside the family home in Perth, in Western Australia.

Ledger's mother Sally and sister Kate gathered with Kim Ledger at the family's suburban home and said they wanted to be left to grieve in private.

"We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their well-wishes and kind thoughts at this time," Kim Ledger said.

"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life that few had the pleasure of truly knowing him," he said.

People and neighbors left flowers and cards outside the house where Ledger spent much of December and January on holiday visiting friends.

"What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his family," actress and fellow Australian Nicole Kidman said.

"I am so upset, I just can't tell you," said Margaret Pomeranz, one of Australia's top film critics.

"It's just such an incredible waste. I mean he is such a talented boy and ... a beautiful soul," she told local radio.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2008, 09:05:27 AM »
I wonder why people who overdose on drugs are always found naked.

Presumably because they've taken their clothes off first.

The issue that burns Matty the Damned's cherubic arse here is why is Heath so fucking worthy?

The man is dead. So what?

Around the world today 30,000 children starved to death. I don't see a single one of you unctuous blow-hards opining about that in this or any other thread. But we care what happens to Matilda Rose. That's the name of Heath's daughter for those who bothered to look it up.

Several dozen people (of all stripes) died in Iraq and Afghanistan today because they were grunts in the US military or local people caught in the way of someone else's war. But I don't see any sanctimonious posts in their honour.

None of these things provoke you people to weep bitter tears, yet the self inflicted death of a patronised, lily livered actor whose greatest contribution to the world at large is a commitment to vegetarianism and some smoking glares in a Batman remake.

Oh yeah, and he was jerk off fodder for you perverts in a soft-core cowboy porn flick.

At least Jeff Stryker gave you a money shot.

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2008, 09:09:26 AM »
Beautiful guy. However, I know first hand that maybe having what other think is a perfect  lie, is just a fce, a figment or what real life is when you close the door of your house.

Rest in peace Mr Ledger.  :'(

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2008, 09:52:25 AM »
Hal, that article about those loons picketing Heath's funeral is outrageous.  But, does one really expect them to act any different?

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2008, 09:56:08 AM »
I'm now downloading Heathypoo's first movie as a teen heartthrob, 10 Things I Hate About You.

Please do not hate me for doing this.
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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2008, 10:10:27 AM »
I still don't know if it was an accidental overdose or a suicide.

I, too, am sick of celebrity news and top of the news coverage whenever anyone of any level of celebrity dies or even just walks around without underwear.  No question that this didn't deserve the top of the news coverage that it received, but the frivolous takes on the suicide question bothers me greatly.


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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2008, 10:22:01 AM »
I'm now downloading Heathypoo's first movie as a teen heartthrob, 10 Things I Hate About You.

Please do not hate me for doing this.

That's not why we hate you. :P

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Re: Heath Ledger found dead in his Manhattan apartment
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2008, 11:16:47 AM »
The issue that burns Matty the Damned's cherubic arse here is why is Heath so fucking worthy?

The man is dead. So what?



No, not so much "more worthy"...just more widely known on an individual basis than any of the poor little 30,000 starving children you mention.  When people pass away that folkd directly know of on here, there ARE threads posted in their honor.

You know, Matty, it's really rich how you can peddle out any sort of OT discussion when it suits you - but are right quick to deride any one else for doing so if it doesn't suit your particular taste.

And for the record:  No, I did not know Heath Ledger personally - but I had met his former wife on several occasions in Wilmington. 

Philly's right about the anti-celeb knee jerkism being as tiresome of celeb worship.

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