Obviously, the big buzz in the news today is the very sad death of Heath Ledger. Apparently, the rumor is that he overdosed on sleeping pills. There wasn’t any evidence of foul play or suicide, which makes it even more the tragedy. :( Sigh. I guess what’s most shocking to me is that he is the first star in my “celebrity generation”, per-say, that has died. Or at least the first one that is known to me.
I’ve never been a fan of any specific celebrity, but I actually feel grief for him. I just remember the movies I enjoy that he starred in: The Patriot, 10 Things I Hate About You, and The Brothers Grimm to name a few.
He always seemed to play the “Lover” kind of roles and had the “dreamy hunk” mystique about him. I’ve never had a poster or picture of him or anything, not even as a teenager, hehe, but I won’t deny that he was eye candy. ;P
This makes me hope even more that The Dark Knight is amazing. It will at least then put a real mark on his final performance. I mean, I didn’t even know it was him when I saw the movie trailer for the first time. He truly looks like a much creepier Joker than Jack Nicholson.
I don’t think that Heath Ledger ever really had a “legacy” of any sort, at least in my opinion, but he was definitely great in several of his movies. I’ll be feeling a little sad when I see his last one. :(
I’m still a kid. I’m like six years old. But it’s just a matter of wanting to get up, it’s just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am. ~ Heath Ledger