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RIP: Heath Ledger

01.22.2008

Yes, the reports you are hearing are true; this is NOT an urban legend. Actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment earlier today according to multiple sources. Just five minutes ago (about 4:45 EST), New York City police confirmed the news via a statement. According to police sources via The New York Times, a masseuse arrived at Ledger's apartment for an appointment and found the actor unconscious and unresponsive on the floor. He was 28 years old. We won't speculate on how he died at this point but police are ruling out foul play. [UPDATE: Now NYPD spokesman Paul Browne tells CNN that "pills were found in the vicinity" of the body and that they are treating the death as "a possible overdose."]

Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and recently had a starring role in I'M NOT THERE. His role as The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT was a large part of the Warner Bros. marketing campaign for the Batman sequel. Ledger was filming THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS in London with director Terry Gilliam as recently as this weekend. for News is still breaking and we will update as more information becomes available. Just terribly sad news and all the best to his family. For those looking to celebrate his life and work or just bum out about losing an insanely talented actor, head here to our forums to talk it out. You can see our final interview with the below actor below...

Warner Bros. has issued a statement saying the following: "The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."

Source: New York Times

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6:06PM on 01/23/2008
they just released a report saying that the 20 dollar bill had no drug traces on it, so whatever it was rolled for, that wasn't it.....I hope.

On another note...

wow....that does suck on the folloow-up front. Hopefully they won't recast it and will tinker with the ending....except with the strike, how can....aw, nuts.
they just released a report saying that the 20 dollar bill had no drug traces on it, so whatever it was rolled for, that wasn't it.....I hope.

On another note...

wow....that does suck on the folloow-up front. Hopefully they won't recast it and will tinker with the ending....except with the strike, how can....aw, nuts.
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5:44PM on 01/23/2008

GODDAMIT (SPOILER- NOT ANYMORE I GUESS)

I just read this on imdb news:

"Movie producer Morris, the man behind website MovieHole.net, says, "The whole of Australia is in deep shock. I liked Heath. He was a good guy. Loved his daughter. Knew his sister too." Morris reveals Ledger's death will present problems for Batman producers - because the actor had already signed on to reprise his role as The Joker in the follow-up to this summer's The Dark Knight. He adds, "I guess they can easily re-write it or re-cast. But yes, it's true,
I just read this on imdb news:

"Movie producer Morris, the man behind website MovieHole.net, says, "The whole of Australia is in deep shock. I liked Heath. He was a good guy. Loved his daughter. Knew his sister too." Morris reveals Ledger's death will present problems for Batman producers - because the actor had already signed on to reprise his role as The Joker in the follow-up to this summer's The Dark Knight. He adds, "I guess they can easily re-write it or re-cast. But yes, it's true, Heath was supposed to return in the next Batman movie."


Wow imagine that, damn does this suck.
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4:48PM on 01/23/2008

huge loss

Well, this is really sad, I was in complete shock when I heard this on the news yesterday, far from seeing this coming. The guy seemed like he was genuinely nice and he was one of the best actors of his generation. Cant help but feel like as movie fans we're gonna miss out on a lot of great performances. This is just aweful.
Well, this is really sad, I was in complete shock when I heard this on the news yesterday, far from seeing this coming. The guy seemed like he was genuinely nice and he was one of the best actors of his generation. Cant help but feel like as movie fans we're gonna miss out on a lot of great performances. This is just aweful.
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4:14PM on 01/23/2008

TMZ? BOO

screw TMZ.

They had footage of Heath's body being rolled out into an amblience. Talk about good taste, right?
screw TMZ.

They had footage of Heath's body being rolled out into an amblience. Talk about good taste, right?
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1:21PM on 01/23/2008

Great, just when you thought it was not drugs..

Now they are making us think again...

(10 min ago)

TMZ has confirmed with NYPD sources in the Heath Ledger investigation that cops found a $20 bill rolled up "in a certain way" with a powdered substance on it. Our sources say they don't know what the nature of the powder is, but it's being tested at the police lab.

CBS 2 in NYC is reporting cops found drug packets along with the $20 bill in Ledger's apartment.

Our sources say the manner in which the bill was rolled made them
Now they are making us think again...

(10 min ago)

TMZ has confirmed with NYPD sources in the Heath Ledger investigation that cops found a $20 bill rolled up "in a certain way" with a powdered substance on it. Our sources say they don't know what the nature of the powder is, but it's being tested at the police lab.

CBS 2 in NYC is reporting cops found drug packets along with the $20 bill in Ledger's apartment.

Our sources say the manner in which the bill was rolled made them "suspicious."
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1:08PM on 01/23/2008
OK, it's been almost 24 hours since Ledger departed so it's time to say a few words. Ledger wasn't one of my favourite actors and at first point, I didn't see him as the man who could play Joker. Only after trailer hit the theaters and after 5 minute IMAX preview, a sparkle was born indicating Ledger could pull off something fantastic. As many of you, I will be attending Dark Knight premiere, with high hopes that Ledger made spectacular departure from the big screen. Maybe he wasn't a great
OK, it's been almost 24 hours since Ledger departed so it's time to say a few words. Ledger wasn't one of my favourite actors and at first point, I didn't see him as the man who could play Joker. Only after trailer hit the theaters and after 5 minute IMAX preview, a sparkle was born indicating Ledger could pull off something fantastic. As many of you, I will be attending Dark Knight premiere, with high hopes that Ledger made spectacular departure from the big screen. Maybe he wasn't a great actor, but I can't remember I had any complains for his acting in any movie he made. RIP. P.S. As for Nolan and third Batman movie, my advice is: let Joker go and move on. Let Two Face or someone else be the main villain, because if Ledger did remarkable role, I don't think anyone could fill his shoes.
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12:55PM on 01/23/2008
The chances of The Joker not appearing in a third film are pretty much slim to nil, so that's not an option.
The chances of The Joker not appearing in a third film are pretty much slim to nil, so that's not an option.
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12:06PM on 01/23/2008

hi

I think watching the Dark Knight would be like watching the Crow with Brandon Lee.
I think watching the Dark Knight would be like watching the Crow with Brandon Lee.
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12:05PM on 01/23/2008

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They won't cancel a 3rd batman film. They would just not have the Joker in it.
They won't cancel a 3rd batman film. They would just not have the Joker in it.
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8:10AM on 01/23/2008

A cover just fell across

I can't get it to my head. Especially since my brother passed on last year in his bed. Why does 2008 have to become an another dark year? Enough is fucking enough.

I wouldn't be surprised if the third Batman film ends up being cancelled, since The Joker is supposed to be in it. This is so terrible and sad. I'm filled with anxiety right now.

See that option under "Rating" that says: "This is a bad idea"? That's exactly what this whole thing is.
I can't get it to my head. Especially since my brother passed on last year in his bed. Why does 2008 have to become an another dark year? Enough is fucking enough.

I wouldn't be surprised if the third Batman film ends up being cancelled, since The Joker is supposed to be in it. This is so terrible and sad. I'm filled with anxiety right now.

See that option under "Rating" that says: "This is a bad idea"? That's exactly what this whole thing is.
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7:49AM on 01/23/2008

EXTREMELY TRAGIC!

Very sad news! The guy was a good actor who didn't live the typical Hollywood life and had a bright career ahead of him. It was very shocking to hear the news of his passing!
Very sad news! The guy was a good actor who didn't live the typical Hollywood life and had a bright career ahead of him. It was very shocking to hear the news of his passing!
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7:29AM on 01/23/2008

AGAIN I SAY IT...

This is the second time I'm commenting coz I just can't get this sick feeling outta' me. Like so many others I didn't know the man...I haven't watched many of his movies, and like the millions I anticipated The Dark Knight and participated with excitement in all the viral marketing campaigns that Warner had set up. Now it all seems so wasted and the movie itself seems different...more like a showcase for a great actor rather than a real Batman film. I can only imagine what Chris Nolan is going
This is the second time I'm commenting coz I just can't get this sick feeling outta' me. Like so many others I didn't know the man...I haven't watched many of his movies, and like the millions I anticipated The Dark Knight and participated with excitement in all the viral marketing campaigns that Warner had set up. Now it all seems so wasted and the movie itself seems different...more like a showcase for a great actor rather than a real Batman film. I can only imagine what Chris Nolan is going thru now. This whole thing has really disturbed me...Hollywood losing one of its most promising stars in such a tragic and untimely way is very, very saddening. I keep wishing that Heath's only in a state of deep-sleep or maybe it was just a stunt decoy...that some news is gonna' break about Ledger suddenly waking up and being alive! It's stupid, maybe, but I cant help it. Jeez...this is one sad day. R.I.P, Mr. Ledger, you will be missed by the millions. And yes, what a way to out than with a 'smile'...one that we'll see in The Dark Knight, as The Joker...possibly Ledger's defining role.
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4:13AM on 01/23/2008
im with everyone else. i cant believe it. two people texted me almost at the exact same time to tell me, and i still didnt believe it.

i always enjoyed heath quite a bit. i'm gonna miss him.
im with everyone else. i cant believe it. two people texted me almost at the exact same time to tell me, and i still didnt believe it.

i always enjoyed heath quite a bit. i'm gonna miss him.
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3:34AM on 01/23/2008

A GOD AMONG MEN

Heath,

Words can't describe what an impact you had on the film industry as well as in the hearts of millions of movie-goers and fans worldwide.

It is truly devastating to see you go so soon in your career, but for the time we had with you, you were a god among men.

Your preformance in The Dark Knight is one many have anticipated for about a year now, your hard work and effort in bringing one of the most iconic characters in comic book history will most likely be your finest
Heath,

Words can't describe what an impact you had on the film industry as well as in the hearts of millions of movie-goers and fans worldwide.

It is truly devastating to see you go so soon in your career, but for the time we had with you, you were a god among men.

Your preformance in The Dark Knight is one many have anticipated for about a year now, your hard work and effort in bringing one of the most iconic characters in comic book history will most likely be your finest performance.

In the beginning we all wanted to see you face Batman, you with your gun, he on the Batpod, but now we will watch The Dark Knight with a different eye. We will witness your greatest acting role with joy. Although you have left us far too soon, you picked one BAD ASS character to say goodbye with, for that we love you and will miss you always.

Goodbye Heath, you truly were one of the finest actors in our generation.
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3:00AM on 01/23/2008

May he rest in peace

man when i first heard it my immediate reaction was shock, this was like deja-vu for me coz i remember feeling that way when i first heard that Steve Irwin died. Its sad to see such great men go. Rest in peace Heath and Steve.
man when i first heard it my immediate reaction was shock, this was like deja-vu for me coz i remember feeling that way when i first heard that Steve Irwin died. Its sad to see such great men go. Rest in peace Heath and Steve.
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2:18AM on 01/23/2008

TRAGIC

I hadn't even seen many of his films, yet I agree, there is something almost eerie about the whole thing. I cannot wager a guess as to what THAT is about.

Beyond that, what can I say? RIP Heath.
I hadn't even seen many of his films, yet I agree, there is something almost eerie about the whole thing. I cannot wager a guess as to what THAT is about.

Beyond that, what can I say? RIP Heath.
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1:33AM on 01/23/2008

Like getting punched in the stomach

This sucks. That's the only way to describe this. Reminds me of when Brandon Lee or River Phoenix died. Just complete shock. One can only hope that all of the condolences and goodwill from his fans and admirers finds it's way to his family and offers some small comfort. It's sad, but not just sad. As another writer below stated it's disturbing even though none of knew him. This just sucks.
This sucks. That's the only way to describe this. Reminds me of when Brandon Lee or River Phoenix died. Just complete shock. One can only hope that all of the condolences and goodwill from his fans and admirers finds it's way to his family and offers some small comfort. It's sad, but not just sad. As another writer below stated it's disturbing even though none of knew him. This just sucks.
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1:24AM on 01/23/2008
this just sucks, he seemed like one of the few "real" actors out there who are still down to earth just being them selfs and not giving a shit about being famous, which made me respect the man and made his death that much more of a shock and saddening.
this just sucks, he seemed like one of the few "real" actors out there who are still down to earth just being them selfs and not giving a shit about being famous, which made me respect the man and made his death that much more of a shock and saddening.
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1:06AM on 01/23/2008

RIP Heath

I can't even comprehend this. It just seems so surreal...I can't fathom it. I didn't know the guy, but for some reason his death has really disturbed me. I did like him.
He was a tremendous young talent and I was eager to watch his career unfold.
This is truly a loss for the world. I don't feel anyone expected nor wished this to happen.

RIP sir. You shall be missed. Let us hope your final performance is a testament to you as a professional and something everyone can be glad to
I can't even comprehend this. It just seems so surreal...I can't fathom it. I didn't know the guy, but for some reason his death has really disturbed me. I did like him.
He was a tremendous young talent and I was eager to watch his career unfold.
This is truly a loss for the world. I don't feel anyone expected nor wished this to happen.

RIP sir. You shall be missed. Let us hope your final performance is a testament to you as a professional and something everyone can be glad to remember you for.
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12:55AM on 01/23/2008

Heartbreaking

A wonderful, wonderful actor, this is such terrible news. Seriously, we all lost one of the most truly talented young actors and future star.
A wonderful, wonderful actor, this is such terrible news. Seriously, we all lost one of the most truly talented young actors and future star.
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12:51AM on 01/23/2008

now a different kind of star...

vivas infinitum, Heath. i knew you not, and will miss you despite that fact. we are all a little less without you.
vivas infinitum, Heath. i knew you not, and will miss you despite that fact. we are all a little less without you.
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12:31AM on 01/23/2008

rip

He was a great actor who hadn't yet peaked, it wasn't yet his time and I am very excited to see him in The Dark Knight. This is a real loss.
He was a great actor who hadn't yet peaked, it wasn't yet his time and I am very excited to see him in The Dark Knight. This is a real loss.
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12:28AM on 01/23/2008
Im not really sure why I'm so shocked or bothered by this, it's not like I had any particular feelings toward the guy. but wow, completely blew me away to hear about it. it's a real shame, i always enjoyed watching him on screen. my condolences to his family and everyone who knew him. at least his career will end with a great performance as the Joker.
Im not really sure why I'm so shocked or bothered by this, it's not like I had any particular feelings toward the guy. but wow, completely blew me away to hear about it. it's a real shame, i always enjoyed watching him on screen. my condolences to his family and everyone who knew him. at least his career will end with a great performance as the Joker.
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12:28AM on 01/23/2008
I first heard about Heath dying while I was in Radioshack trying to buy a birthday present for my brother when I looked over my shoulder and caught CNN talking about him. They showed a picture of Heath with "April 4, 1979 January 22, 2008" below his picture and I instantly knew it wasn't a joke. I was so distraught I just wandered the store aimlessly for a good twenty minutes. It was so depressing.
I first heard about Heath dying while I was in Radioshack trying to buy a birthday present for my brother when I looked over my shoulder and caught CNN talking about him. They showed a picture of Heath with "April 4, 1979 January 22, 2008" below his picture and I instantly knew it wasn't a joke. I was so distraught I just wandered the store aimlessly for a good twenty minutes. It was so depressing.
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12:21AM on 01/23/2008
As like everyone else, i am truley shocked and saddened, to see such a great and young actor go at an early stage of his life. Its incredible to see at anytime someone can be taking away... My heart goes out to Heath Ledger and his family and friends, he will be truley missed. RIP
As like everyone else, i am truley shocked and saddened, to see such a great and young actor go at an early stage of his life. Its incredible to see at anytime someone can be taking away... My heart goes out to Heath Ledger and his family and friends, he will be truley missed. RIP
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12:10AM on 01/23/2008

This is tough 2 deaths in a couple days as well as 1 personallly.

What a terrible shame, first my step-brother dies, now Brad, & now Heath? Brad didn't surprise me much, but Heath, I'm completely shocked about! He is a young father has a great gal in Michelle Williams, never heard of any sort of problems with him either? I saw it earlier today and thought is was another marketing ploy, and still I don't 100% believe it. What an absolute shame, you will be missed, and I don't think I can see Dark Knight now either. Unfortunately that means Batman 2 is going
What a terrible shame, first my step-brother dies, now Brad, & now Heath? Brad didn't surprise me much, but Heath, I'm completely shocked about! He is a young father has a great gal in Michelle Williams, never heard of any sort of problems with him either? I saw it earlier today and thought is was another marketing ploy, and still I don't 100% believe it. What an absolute shame, you will be missed, and I don't think I can see Dark Knight now either. Unfortunately that means Batman 2 is going to make even more money than anything this summer, which is a shame. I sure hope it was something accidental.
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12:10AM on 01/23/2008

RIP

Such a shame to see a talented actor leave just as he was on the cusp of becoming a major star. I've heard his Joker performance is amazing and I'm sure it will be, I'm sure TDK will be dedicated to his memory... RIP Heath and condolences to the family.
Such a shame to see a talented actor leave just as he was on the cusp of becoming a major star. I've heard his Joker performance is amazing and I'm sure it will be, I'm sure TDK will be dedicated to his memory... RIP Heath and condolences to the family.
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11:46PM on 01/22/2008
like everyone else, this is such a terrible shock to me. when i first heard about it I thought it was just a sick joke. to see it confirmed is tragic. I know its kind of sad that all most of us can talk about is TDK when this guy just died but, I'm almost slightly glad that it will be his last performance. I mean, I know this guy was a great actor - i love almost everything with the guy - and i was really looking forward to the dr parnassus thing, but i know that Heath's joker is going to be
like everyone else, this is such a terrible shock to me. when i first heard about it I thought it was just a sick joke. to see it confirmed is tragic. I know its kind of sad that all most of us can talk about is TDK when this guy just died but, I'm almost slightly glad that it will be his last performance. I mean, I know this guy was a great actor - i love almost everything with the guy - and i was really looking forward to the dr parnassus thing, but i know that Heath's joker is going to be absolutely amazing. and to have that performance, which would likely have been his most iconic role ever in his life anyway - but still, i have no idea what he could have done in his life - to have that as his last gift to his fans and film in general... its kind of nice. i mean, if he had to go out on anything, its good to have that be an amazing performance as the joker.
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11:21PM on 01/22/2008

Man...

This doesn't even seem real.
It can't be.
He was just... wow.
I'm about to cry.
The Dark Knight is going to have an extra veil of sadness now. I just can't believe this...
This doesn't even seem real.
It can't be.
He was just... wow.
I'm about to cry.
The Dark Knight is going to have an extra veil of sadness now. I just can't believe this...
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11:10PM on 01/22/2008

Wow!

I thought that the loss of Brad Renfro was surprising, but Ledger's death is an even bigger shock. Always fantastic on screen, I am really looking forward to Dark Knight because of his Joker role. It's sad to know that it will be his final movie. You'll be missed...
I thought that the loss of Brad Renfro was surprising, but Ledger's death is an even bigger shock. Always fantastic on screen, I am really looking forward to Dark Knight because of his Joker role. It's sad to know that it will be his final movie. You'll be missed...
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11:07PM on 01/22/2008

Wow!

I thought that the loss of Brad Renfro was surprising, but Ledger's death is an even bigger shock. Always fantastic on screen, I am really looking forward to Dark Knight because of his Joker role. It's sad to know that it will be his final movie. You'll be missed...
I thought that the loss of Brad Renfro was surprising, but Ledger's death is an even bigger shock. Always fantastic on screen, I am really looking forward to Dark Knight because of his Joker role. It's sad to know that it will be his final movie. You'll be missed...
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10:57PM on 01/22/2008
I can't even think of what to say...this is depressing.

RIP Heath.
I can't even think of what to say...this is depressing.

RIP Heath.
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10:43PM on 01/22/2008
Thank you Heath for giving us such great performances. Because of you, everyone is already talking about how amazing The Dark Knight will be and we know you will deliver one last time.
Thank you Heath for giving us such great performances. Because of you, everyone is already talking about how amazing The Dark Knight will be and we know you will deliver one last time.
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10:40PM on 01/22/2008

Sigh.

Just when I thought everything was looking up his way, this just saddens me even more. From what I know he was suffering from pneumonia, so I'm glad he did not commit suicide.
I hope his last role makes us think what else he could deliver great on the screen.
R.I.P. Heath Ledger.
Just when I thought everything was looking up his way, this just saddens me even more. From what I know he was suffering from pneumonia, so I'm glad he did not commit suicide.
I hope his last role makes us think what else he could deliver great on the screen.
R.I.P. Heath Ledger.
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10:35PM on 01/22/2008

A Star Has Faded Away

When I first saw the news on CNN, I was up praying that this was yet another marketing gimmick by Warner and their Why So Serious campaign. Unfortunately it is not, and Heath Ledger has indeed passed away. R.I.P to a phenomenal actor. The Dark Knight will be dedicated to him as his final performance. Of all films, The Dark Knight ranked at number one for me this year. Now I'm not sure I'll ever want to really watch it, knowing that in the end, the man who brought The Joker to life is now no
When I first saw the news on CNN, I was up praying that this was yet another marketing gimmick by Warner and their Why So Serious campaign. Unfortunately it is not, and Heath Ledger has indeed passed away. R.I.P to a phenomenal actor. The Dark Knight will be dedicated to him as his final performance. Of all films, The Dark Knight ranked at number one for me this year. Now I'm not sure I'll ever want to really watch it, knowing that in the end, the man who brought The Joker to life is now no more. R.I.P, Heath, and prayers go out to his friends and family. Wouldn't it be great if in in the end, all this really turned out to be a real practical joke? I guess that only happens in the movies.
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10:34PM on 01/22/2008
cricker, seriously. Are you that really big of a dickhead? A community is in mourning, so kindly shut the fuck up. Also, I've heard a lot of people saying they plan to see I'm Not There, wherever it's still out, in tribute. I'll be hitting that up, for sure. RIP dude.
cricker, seriously. Are you that really big of a dickhead? A community is in mourning, so kindly shut the fuck up. Also, I've heard a lot of people saying they plan to see I'm Not There, wherever it's still out, in tribute. I'll be hitting that up, for sure. RIP dude.
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10:33PM on 01/22/2008
I couldn't concentrate after I heard. I left the office early.

Can someone fix this? I don't like it at all.
I couldn't concentrate after I heard. I left the office early.

Can someone fix this? I don't like it at all.
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10:31PM on 01/22/2008
I couldn't concentrate after I heard. I left the office early.

Can someone fix this? I don't like it at all.
I couldn't concentrate after I heard. I left the office early.

Can someone fix this? I don't like it at all.
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10:21PM on 01/22/2008
This just....I mean...I am shocked. I sort of heard it in the background on TV and just yelled out "Oh MY GOD!" I have been looking forward to his turn as the Joker....I've really loved most of his films. It's just so surprising. I mean if I had heard "Britney Spears found dead" I would have just went, "Well ya knew that was coming"....but this......I am at a loss for words.

HEATH LEDGER..RIP
This just....I mean...I am shocked. I sort of heard it in the background on TV and just yelled out "Oh MY GOD!" I have been looking forward to his turn as the Joker....I've really loved most of his films. It's just so surprising. I mean if I had heard "Britney Spears found dead" I would have just went, "Well ya knew that was coming"....but this......I am at a loss for words.

HEATH LEDGER..RIP
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10:09PM on 01/22/2008

Good bye

You left us too soon, Heath. We only saw but a glimpse of your talent.
You left us too soon, Heath. We only saw but a glimpse of your talent.
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10:03PM on 01/22/2008
I heard about this news about 5 or so hours ago, and I'm still not over this. Heath was a fantastic actor, whether in Brokeback Mountain, I'm Not There, Two Hands or The Dark Knight and I'm horrified by this news. R.I.P. Here's hoping they don't use his death to promote Dark Knight, but rather dedicate it to him, as he's currently the backbone behind it. I was honestly hoping this morning, when I found out, that it was some sort of marketing gimmick gone wrong, and that Heath would jump out in
I heard about this news about 5 or so hours ago, and I'm still not over this. Heath was a fantastic actor, whether in Brokeback Mountain, I'm Not There, Two Hands or The Dark Knight and I'm horrified by this news. R.I.P. Here's hoping they don't use his death to promote Dark Knight, but rather dedicate it to him, as he's currently the backbone behind it. I was honestly hoping this morning, when I found out, that it was some sort of marketing gimmick gone wrong, and that Heath would jump out in Joker costume/makeup and run off. But alas, it wasn't to be. Today truly is a sad day for all.
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10:03PM on 01/22/2008

Terry Gilliam

Somewhere Terry Gilliam is looking at the sky and shaking his fist, "Why won't you give me a friggin break?!"
Somewhere Terry Gilliam is looking at the sky and shaking his fist, "Why won't you give me a friggin break?!"
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9:43PM on 01/22/2008

NO Fing Way!!!!!

WOW no way I still dont believe it! I guess that just finsihed of the batman series. I mean how do recover from that? As sad as this is it shows you the amount of selfishness permeates throughout hollywood, they should think about their family and friends more than they think about getting high, but no lets drop pills and not be grateful for the opportunity we have been given. RIP the Batman franchise. Its sad that we will always remember him as a drug user and abuser.
WOW no way I still dont believe it! I guess that just finsihed of the batman series. I mean how do recover from that? As sad as this is it shows you the amount of selfishness permeates throughout hollywood, they should think about their family and friends more than they think about getting high, but no lets drop pills and not be grateful for the opportunity we have been given. RIP the Batman franchise. Its sad that we will always remember him as a drug user and abuser.
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9:13PM on 01/22/2008

wow...

One of the best actors in the world... and he was just warming up. RIP see you on the other side dude.
One of the best actors in the world... and he was just warming up. RIP see you on the other side dude.
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9:11PM on 01/22/2008

this has just ruined the rest of the year for me

i...i...i...cannot believe my eyes. I'm still in true denial. You were always a part of the fan base Heath, my prayers to u and ur loved ones. you'll be greatly missed.
i...i...i...cannot believe my eyes. I'm still in true denial. You were always a part of the fan base Heath, my prayers to u and ur loved ones. you'll be greatly missed.
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9:10PM on 01/22/2008

Loss of true talent.............

This reminds me of River Phoenix, man oh man did that kid have some potential to be the next Indiana Jones or the next something, WHO KNOWS!?!?

When I found out that Ledger was dead earlier today it came to me as such a shock that I couldn't even comprehend what I was reading. It's not very often that I truly feel sad over the loss of an actor, but Heath Ledger was something else and man am I going to miss him.

It's also got me thinking how much more powerful of a film The Dark Knight is
This reminds me of River Phoenix, man oh man did that kid have some potential to be the next Indiana Jones or the next something, WHO KNOWS!?!?

When I found out that Ledger was dead earlier today it came to me as such a shock that I couldn't even comprehend what I was reading. It's not very often that I truly feel sad over the loss of an actor, but Heath Ledger was something else and man am I going to miss him.

It's also got me thinking how much more powerful of a film The Dark Knight is going to be knowing that it was Ledger's last piece of work. I really hope they dedicate the film to him seeing how he is the backbone of the promotion for this film............let's face it, Heath Ledger is what's making The Dark Knight such an appealing film.

My prayers go out to his family.
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9:07PM on 01/22/2008
I can't believe this happened. Just when I was starting to really like him as an actor and he was getting ready to jump into that next level of star. Heartbreaking stuff.
I can't believe this happened. Just when I was starting to really like him as an actor and he was getting ready to jump into that next level of star. Heartbreaking stuff.
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9:06PM on 01/22/2008

Can't believe this

Enough said. This is just terrible news, I was so stoked for Heath as the Joker, still am, but what will happen now? How sad, truly a great loss to film.
Enough said. This is just terrible news, I was so stoked for Heath as the Joker, still am, but what will happen now? How sad, truly a great loss to film.
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9:05PM on 01/22/2008

This is really SAD

My heart goes to his family and friends. We just lost a great artist. What an awesome actor. He had such a great personality.

I can't just believe it. Just can't believe it.

R.I.P - Heath
My heart goes to his family and friends. We just lost a great artist. What an awesome actor. He had such a great personality.

I can't just believe it. Just can't believe it.

R.I.P - Heath
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8:57PM on 01/22/2008

RIP Heath

Such a tragic loss for his friends and family, and another great talent lost too early. Beyond his looks which got him his early roles, this man was an incredible actor with the whole world literally about to open up for him due to, on trailer footage, seems to be an amazing role as the Joker.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, I hope his turn in The Dark Knight shows everyone what a fantastic actor this guy really was.
Such a tragic loss for his friends and family, and another great talent lost too early. Beyond his looks which got him his early roles, this man was an incredible actor with the whole world literally about to open up for him due to, on trailer footage, seems to be an amazing role as the Joker.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, I hope his turn in The Dark Knight shows everyone what a fantastic actor this guy really was.
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8:56PM on 01/22/2008
@Rukas: Everyone should see TDK in honor of Heath. It would be amazing if he got nominated for best (supporting) actor posthumously next year and won if his performance is as good as we all think it will be.
@Rukas: Everyone should see TDK in honor of Heath. It would be amazing if he got nominated for best (supporting) actor posthumously next year and won if his performance is as good as we all think it will be.
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8:55PM on 01/22/2008

RIP Heath

Such a tragic loss for his friends and family, and another great talent lost too early. Beyond his looks which got him his early roles, this man was an incredible actor with the whole world literally about to open up for him due to, on trailer footage, seems to be an amazing role as the Joker.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, I hope his turn in The Dark Knight shows everyone what a fantastic actor this guy really was.
Such a tragic loss for his friends and family, and another great talent lost too early. Beyond his looks which got him his early roles, this man was an incredible actor with the whole world literally about to open up for him due to, on trailer footage, seems to be an amazing role as the Joker.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, I hope his turn in The Dark Knight shows everyone what a fantastic actor this guy really was.
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8:53PM on 01/22/2008

extremely sad

I just saw the news on TV - I'm shocked. Heath was such a talented actor. This is a terrible loss.
I just saw the news on TV - I'm shocked. Heath was such a talented actor. This is a terrible loss.
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8:50PM on 01/22/2008

Truly disappointed

This is very shocking and such a tragedy. Words can't express what I am truly feeling . . . My prayers are with his family through this difficult time. God bless you, Heath!
This is very shocking and such a tragedy. Words can't express what I am truly feeling . . . My prayers are with his family through this difficult time. God bless you, Heath!
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8:37PM on 01/22/2008

Sad Day

It is always sad when a young and talented actor passes away especially Ledger who had so much potential.
It is always sad when a young and talented actor passes away especially Ledger who had so much potential.
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8:25PM on 01/22/2008
the shock of this news is akin to the death or River Pheonix. So young, so talented...
the shock of this news is akin to the death or River Pheonix. So young, so talented...
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8:19PM on 01/22/2008

Shitty

This is clearly some shitty news. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. :(
This is clearly some shitty news. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. :(
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8:19PM on 01/22/2008

OMG!

Such a young and talented actor who didn't seem to have any problems in his life at all. "The Dark Knight" will be the final role we remember him for. RIP Heath!
Such a young and talented actor who didn't seem to have any problems in his life at all. "The Dark Knight" will be the final role we remember him for. RIP Heath!
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8:19PM on 01/22/2008
Hands down one of the most gifted actors of our time. I can't believe we have to say good bye to him already. We might have seen many great things from him.

Heath Ledger... Rest in Peace man...
Hands down one of the most gifted actors of our time. I can't believe we have to say good bye to him already. We might have seen many great things from him.

Heath Ledger... Rest in Peace man...
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8:17PM on 01/22/2008
this news was truly distressing. I can't belive he's dead. It just seems so bizarre. A fine actor. Heath Ledger Rest in Peace.
this news was truly distressing. I can't belive he's dead. It just seems so bizarre. A fine actor. Heath Ledger Rest in Peace.
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8:14PM on 01/22/2008

This one hits close to home

I'm shocked. I got multiple text and phone call at work. I didn't believe. I still don't. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love The Joker. They also know how excited I was for his performance. I was a big fan of his to begin with so this makes hit hurt even more. RIP.
I'm shocked. I got multiple text and phone call at work. I didn't believe. I still don't. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love The Joker. They also know how excited I was for his performance. I was a big fan of his to begin with so this makes hit hurt even more. RIP.
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8:11PM on 01/22/2008

wow

thats a tragedy..never thought id actually be shocked by a 'stars' death, but what a tragic loss..i bet he was one hell of a dude..
thats a tragedy..never thought id actually be shocked by a 'stars' death, but what a tragic loss..i bet he was one hell of a dude..
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7:53PM on 01/22/2008
Just really sad right now :(



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Just really sad right now :(



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7:48PM on 01/22/2008

I can't believe this...

DUDE! WHAT? i can't believe this, i'm seriously numb right now, all i can say is his family has my condolences and that holywood has lost a great actor...RIP Heath Ledger...i never thought i would ever write this...
DUDE! WHAT? i can't believe this, i'm seriously numb right now, all i can say is his family has my condolences and that holywood has lost a great actor...RIP Heath Ledger...i never thought i would ever write this...
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7:46PM on 01/22/2008

sad.

I'm speechless.

We lost a wonderful actor. I had no idea that something like this would happen to a person on the verge on something great. My heart goes out to his family, esp his daughter.
I'm speechless.

We lost a wonderful actor. I had no idea that something like this would happen to a person on the verge on something great. My heart goes out to his family, esp his daughter.
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7:36PM on 01/22/2008

sad.

I'm speechless.

We lost a wonderful actor. I had no idea that something like this would happen to a person on the verge on something great. My heart goes out to his family, esp his daughter.
I'm speechless.

We lost a wonderful actor. I had no idea that something like this would happen to a person on the verge on something great. My heart goes out to his family, esp his daughter.
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7:30PM on 01/22/2008
Rest in peace Heath. I still can't belive it i loved everything ive seen him in and too few actor have his talent. you'll be missed.
Rest in peace Heath. I still can't belive it i loved everything ive seen him in and too few actor have his talent. you'll be missed.
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7:26PM on 01/22/2008
Oh wow. I am absolutely stunned. He was so young it just feels so premature. After Brokeback Mountain and the upcoming The Dark Knight, it seems like he could've done so much more.

Rest in Peace.
Oh wow. I am absolutely stunned. He was so young it just feels so premature. After Brokeback Mountain and the upcoming The Dark Knight, it seems like he could've done so much more.

Rest in Peace.
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7:17PM on 01/22/2008
Thats terrible news. He was a great actor and could have matured into an even better one.

The Dark Knight is going to be weird to watch now, I might give it a miss actually.
Thats terrible news. He was a great actor and could have matured into an even better one.

The Dark Knight is going to be weird to watch now, I might give it a miss actually.
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7:03PM on 01/22/2008

TDK in post production

to answer your questions about his role as the joker apparently he was done with his part in the movie
to answer your questions about his role as the joker apparently he was done with his part in the movie
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7:00PM on 01/22/2008
Terrible news. What a complete shock! Rest In Peace Heath.
Terrible news. What a complete shock! Rest In Peace Heath.
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6:52PM on 01/22/2008
so sad. as selfish as it may sound, was filming on The Dark Knight finished? if so, it will be among the most memorable performances I'm sure for years to come. very sad that he won't get to see its impact on fans of the franchise and character who were all rooting for him and excited about his portrayal of such an iconic villain.
so sad. as selfish as it may sound, was filming on The Dark Knight finished? if so, it will be among the most memorable performances I'm sure for years to come. very sad that he won't get to see its impact on fans of the franchise and character who were all rooting for him and excited about his portrayal of such an iconic villain.
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6:49PM on 01/22/2008
That's really terrible. Always liked him, even when his film did'nt do him justice. Brokeback Mountain Was my favourite film the year it came and he was really really awesome.

Hate to see ppl calling persons who kill themselfs assholes. They just don't understand.
That's really terrible. Always liked him, even when his film did'nt do him justice. Brokeback Mountain Was my favourite film the year it came and he was really really awesome.

Hate to see ppl calling persons who kill themselfs assholes. They just don't understand.
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6:48PM on 01/22/2008

his body...

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6:47PM on 01/22/2008

Please, show some respect.

drug over dose/ suicide or not. Unless you've been there don't bash a person, especially one of the greats we have just loss. It's really disheartening to see people make such mean spirited comments like he deserved it. We can't all be so perfect and be non drug users or hurt ourself's. Jesus this world is a cold place I know but on a movie website I'd like to think people would respect the guy and his work. Movies are what brings us all hapiness, and I know in my case there's very few things
drug over dose/ suicide or not. Unless you've been there don't bash a person, especially one of the greats we have just loss. It's really disheartening to see people make such mean spirited comments like he deserved it. We can't all be so perfect and be non drug users or hurt ourself's. Jesus this world is a cold place I know but on a movie website I'd like to think people would respect the guy and his work. Movies are what brings us all hapiness, and I know in my case there's very few things better then films. They take us away from the problems in life and for 2 hours we are at peace. This actor made some great films so instead of coming down on him to make ourself's feel better. we should so our respects for a guy who spent his life entertaining us and taking away our problems for a while.
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6:46PM on 01/22/2008

his body...

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6:38PM on 01/22/2008

Pissed

I'm really pissed. I've been a fan of Ledger since 'A Knights Tale' and this is just... I want to punch something, especially since this is apparently accidental. Totally unfair that someone like Ledger dies and Paris Hilton is still around to pollute young girls minds. If there is a God, and this is his doing... PISSED!

The Dark Knight will have a "For Heath Ledger" at the end credits. Rest in peace, Heath... this is so unfair to everyone (family, friends, fans) that he's been taken...
I'm really pissed. I've been a fan of Ledger since 'A Knights Tale' and this is just... I want to punch something, especially since this is apparently accidental. Totally unfair that someone like Ledger dies and Paris Hilton is still around to pollute young girls minds. If there is a God, and this is his doing... PISSED!

The Dark Knight will have a "For Heath Ledger" at the end credits. Rest in peace, Heath... this is so unfair to everyone (family, friends, fans) that he's been taken...
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6:36PM on 01/22/2008

Pissed

I'm really pissed. I've been a fan of Ledger since 'A Knights Tale' and this is just... I want to punch something, especially since this is apparently accidental. Totally unfair that someone like Ledger dies and Paris Hilton is still around to pollute young girls minds. If there is a God, and this is his doing... PISSED!

The Dark Knight will have a "For Heath Ledger" at the end credits. Rest in peace, Heath... this is so unfair to everyone (family, friends, fans) that he's been taken...
I'm really pissed. I've been a fan of Ledger since 'A Knights Tale' and this is just... I want to punch something, especially since this is apparently accidental. Totally unfair that someone like Ledger dies and Paris Hilton is still around to pollute young girls minds. If there is a God, and this is his doing... PISSED!

The Dark Knight will have a "For Heath Ledger" at the end credits. Rest in peace, Heath... this is so unfair to everyone (family, friends, fans) that he's been taken...
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6:34PM on 01/22/2008
A really big lose. I don't believe it. It's horrible how a life can be lost. A great actor and a great rissing star.
A really big lose. I don't believe it. It's horrible how a life can be lost. A great actor and a great rissing star.
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6:28PM on 01/22/2008

Our generation's James Dean

Rest in peace, dark prince of Gotham, and keep on smiling...
Rest in peace, dark prince of Gotham, and keep on smiling...
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6:22PM on 01/22/2008
In response to lalex81 - The WB better keep the current marketing campaign, its genius. WHY SO SERIOUS is batman! :(

&&& I want to know why this shit had to happen to him.. Lindsy lohan can do all the coke she wants and is the worst person and has the gift to live. He has an accidental prescription drug overdose and he dies, fucking terrible.

In response to lalex81 - The WB better keep the current marketing campaign, its genius. WHY SO SERIOUS is batman! :(

&&& I want to know why this shit had to happen to him.. Lindsy lohan can do all the coke she wants and is the worst person and has the gift to live. He has an accidental prescription drug overdose and he dies, fucking terrible.

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6:21PM on 01/22/2008

before we make assumptions..

lets just wait out and here the facts. I've been hearing that its suicide and accidental.

If its accidental, then we got ourselves a Brandon Lee situation.

If its suicidal, then we got ourselves a typical Young hollywood situation.

I am hoping for A because then this July, he will go down as an amazing actor that we will talk about for ages. If not, then unfortun. all we will ever hear will be about his drug habits

This was going to be his year and too bad he will not be around to
lets just wait out and here the facts. I've been hearing that its suicide and accidental.

If its accidental, then we got ourselves a Brandon Lee situation.

If its suicidal, then we got ourselves a typical Young hollywood situation.

I am hoping for A because then this July, he will go down as an amazing actor that we will talk about for ages. If not, then unfortun. all we will ever hear will be about his drug habits

This was going to be his year and too bad he will not be around to witness this. My heart goes out to his family.

And even though I hate to say it, Dark Knight just added $20-$30 mil to its take. Someone is smiling right notwadmist all this
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6:18PM on 01/22/2008
miss you heath. i can't say anything else. it's just a terrible shock.
miss you heath. i can't say anything else. it's just a terrible shock.
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6:18PM on 01/22/2008
Goddamn....I've been in shock ever since I read this on AOL (also known as the place where you can't express how you feel). He was finally becoming a great and his latest three were gonna take him from regular star to superstar. All I can think is that I hope he finished all work on TDK, even though I know how selfish that sounds. Rest in peace, man.
Goddamn....I've been in shock ever since I read this on AOL (also known as the place where you can't express how you feel). He was finally becoming a great and his latest three were gonna take him from regular star to superstar. All I can think is that I hope he finished all work on TDK, even though I know how selfish that sounds. Rest in peace, man.
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6:18PM on 01/22/2008
this is fucking unbelievable.. it was announced in my dining hall here at college and I couldn't fucking believe it.
The fucking joker is dead, this shit fucking sucks.
this is fucking unbelievable.. it was announced in my dining hall here at college and I couldn't fucking believe it.
The fucking joker is dead, this shit fucking sucks.
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6:17PM on 01/22/2008

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Well if his death was a stupid drug OD then yeah I will be mad that he ruined a chance to play the Joker. But I was calling him an asshole for killing himself and ruining his family and daughter's life. This again is if it was not an accident. So the Batman comment was just an affect of if he was an asshole and was not an accidental drug OD.
Well if his death was a stupid drug OD then yeah I will be mad that he ruined a chance to play the Joker. But I was calling him an asshole for killing himself and ruining his family and daughter's life. This again is if it was not an accident. So the Batman comment was just an affect of if he was an asshole and was not an accidental drug OD.
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6:15PM on 01/22/2008

I am just hoping this is another campaign...

I've been praying that this is just another viral campaign to get more publicity for The Dark Knight...but it really is true.

This is so sad =(
I've been praying that this is just another viral campaign to get more publicity for The Dark Knight...but it really is true.

This is so sad =(
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6:15PM on 01/22/2008

Terribly sad...

It is a terrible tragedy. I really feel for his family and those he left behind. RIP Heath, you will be missed.
It is a terrible tragedy. I really feel for his family and those he left behind. RIP Heath, you will be missed.
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6:15PM on 01/22/2008
The man is the James Dean of the millennium. A talented actor with his career ahead of him, whose untimely death has short-circuited any future plans people may have had for him.

Part of me says that just to help soften the reality of OMFG HE'S DEAD!
The man is the James Dean of the millennium. A talented actor with his career ahead of him, whose untimely death has short-circuited any future plans people may have had for him.

Part of me says that just to help soften the reality of OMFG HE'S DEAD!
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6:13PM on 01/22/2008
I've been speechless since I heard the news. This is such a tragedy.

Rest in peace, Heath. You will be missed.
I've been speechless since I heard the news. This is such a tragedy.

Rest in peace, Heath. You will be missed.
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6:12PM on 01/22/2008
Hey studboi, maybe you shouldn't comment right now in an article about Heath Ledger dying with wishes of other people that you want dead. Just a suggestion. Jerk.

@ my own conviction: Hey, I want to see him in The Dark Knight and even in the 3rd film if his character doesn't die in TDK. But to call him an asshole because his death ruined any chance of you seeing him in Batman 3 is just an ignorant, terrible thing to say.
Hey studboi, maybe you shouldn't comment right now in an article about Heath Ledger dying with wishes of other people that you want dead. Just a suggestion. Jerk.

@ my own conviction: Hey, I want to see him in The Dark Knight and even in the 3rd film if his character doesn't die in TDK. But to call him an asshole because his death ruined any chance of you seeing him in Batman 3 is just an ignorant, terrible thing to say.
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6:11PM on 01/22/2008

OMG!

Such a young and talented actor who didn't seem to have any problems in his life at all. "The Dark Knight" will be the final role we remember him for. RIP Heath!
Such a young and talented actor who didn't seem to have any problems in his life at all. "The Dark Knight" will be the final role we remember him for. RIP Heath!
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6:06PM on 01/22/2008

WTF

Well if it was an accident I will feel bad for the guy and his family. If it is not however then I will still feel bad for his family, but at the same time I will think he's a fucking asshole. If he was just using drugs and ODed then I have no empathy for him. What I will be is pissed that he ruined the chance to play the Joker for a second time possibly. So they better end the Joker's story in the new Batman and not just bring in another actor to play him.
Well if it was an accident I will feel bad for the guy and his family. If it is not however then I will still feel bad for his family, but at the same time I will think he's a fucking asshole. If he was just using drugs and ODed then I have no empathy for him. What I will be is pissed that he ruined the chance to play the Joker for a second time possibly. So they better end the Joker's story in the new Batman and not just bring in another actor to play him.
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6:06PM on 01/22/2008
Damn. He's been getting better with every movie he makes. Then again, this should be about the man, an dnot his acting skills and career. Rest in Peace Heath.
Damn. He's been getting better with every movie he makes. Then again, this should be about the man, an dnot his acting skills and career. Rest in Peace Heath.
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6:04PM on 01/22/2008

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT

I'm sorry. I refuse to believe this. This is just too ridiculous. I've heard many a celebrity die from drugs, but I still find it hard to accept this. This is just too unfortunate.

Unfortunately, in this world, all the good ones have to die, while all the human trash like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Barry Bonds, etc. continue to live and breathe. They probably did more drugs and gathered STD's than he did, yet they continue to exist.
I'm sorry. I refuse to believe this. This is just too ridiculous. I've heard many a celebrity die from drugs, but I still find it hard to accept this. This is just too unfortunate.

Unfortunately, in this world, all the good ones have to die, while all the human trash like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Barry Bonds, etc. continue to live and breathe. They probably did more drugs and gathered STD's than he did, yet they continue to exist.
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6:04PM on 01/22/2008

HOrrible!!

I cant Believe what i Just read!! This is Terrible! Such Horrible news! Why did it have to happen to one of the Good Actors??
what a big Big Blow..
R.I.P heath
I cant Believe what i Just read!! This is Terrible! Such Horrible news! Why did it have to happen to one of the Good Actors??
what a big Big Blow..
R.I.P heath
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5:59PM on 01/22/2008

R.I.P.

This is very schocking news. We lost a very young and talented actor. He will be missed. I have to pay my respect by seeing the DARK KNIGHT but will bring tears in my eays.
This is very schocking news. We lost a very young and talented actor. He will be missed. I have to pay my respect by seeing the DARK KNIGHT but will bring tears in my eays.
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5:59PM on 01/22/2008

This Sucks!

A friend of mine heard from a co-worker that it was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.

R.I.P. Heath...you were great. :(
A friend of mine heard from a co-worker that it was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.

R.I.P. Heath...you were great. :(
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5:56PM on 01/22/2008

James Dean, River Phoenix, Heath Ledger

First Renfro and now this? I was just taking a shine to this incredibly talented individual, it'll make The Dark Knight even more chilling and eerie.... I recall him saying the role gave him insomnia, and now reports of sleeping pills? He was on his way for bigger things, after the Oscar snub for Brokeback Mountain I remember saying that he was so talented that i doubted itd be the last time he'd get nominated. It's a shame we won't get to see him reunite with Gilliam again. Let's all drink
First Renfro and now this? I was just taking a shine to this incredibly talented individual, it'll make The Dark Knight even more chilling and eerie.... I recall him saying the role gave him insomnia, and now reports of sleeping pills? He was on his way for bigger things, after the Oscar snub for Brokeback Mountain I remember saying that he was so talented that i doubted itd be the last time he'd get nominated. It's a shame we won't get to see him reunite with Gilliam again. Let's all drink one to Ledger tonight, RIP Heath.
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5:56PM on 01/22/2008

Sad

F**n' hell! this really sucks! A young guy with no where to go but the top, gone! Really sad. May he rest in peace. Watching the dark night this summer will carry a whole new set of emotions attached to it (and hopefully keep him in people's thoughts).
F**n' hell! this really sucks! A young guy with no where to go but the top, gone! Really sad. May he rest in peace. Watching the dark night this summer will carry a whole new set of emotions attached to it (and hopefully keep him in people's thoughts).
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5:54PM on 01/22/2008

gilliam

So his last movie will be the new Gilliam movie -- if it's finished.

An incredibly talented young actor with a short but legendary legacy...
So his last movie will be the new Gilliam movie -- if it's finished.

An incredibly talented young actor with a short but legendary legacy...
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5:54PM on 01/22/2008

why

Why did this happen? I've been in a perpetual state of shock since I heard this news. It doesn't make sense. What the fuck was God thinking?

And if we find out that it was a suicide, and any single asshole starts something about "He's a movie star! He's rich! What's he got to be depressed about?" bullshit like we saw in a lot of posts about Owen Wilson's attempted suicide, I will personally hunt you down and rip out your fucking non-beating heart.
Why did this happen? I've been in a perpetual state of shock since I heard this news. It doesn't make sense. What the fuck was God thinking?

And if we find out that it was a suicide, and any single asshole starts something about "He's a movie star! He's rich! What's he got to be depressed about?" bullshit like we saw in a lot of posts about Owen Wilson's attempted suicide, I will personally hunt you down and rip out your fucking non-beating heart.
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5:48PM on 01/22/2008

Wow, that was unexpected.

Great Actor! Appeared to be a great person! Another blow to young Hollywood! Rest in Peace Heath, my best wishes to his family and friends. :(
Great Actor! Appeared to be a great person! Another blow to young Hollywood! Rest in Peace Heath, my best wishes to his family and friends. :(
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5:47PM on 01/22/2008

RIP


Damn. Just, damn.

He had such great range and enormous potential...and this is just too sad.

(And I know I'll probably sound like a selfish $#!+ here but, damn, another Gilliam film likely derailed by circumstances beyond his control. Seriously, WTF?)

Damn. Just, damn.

He had such great range and enormous potential...and this is just too sad.

(And I know I'll probably sound like a selfish $#!+ here but, damn, another Gilliam film likely derailed by circumstances beyond his control. Seriously, WTF?)
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5:46PM on 01/22/2008
Terrible news. He had a very bright future ahead.

Now I really hope WB changes there marketing campaign. People won't react well to TDK seeing Ledger's face everywhere. They'll have to start putting Batman on the spotlight
Terrible news. He had a very bright future ahead.

Now I really hope WB changes there marketing campaign. People won't react well to TDK seeing Ledger's face everywhere. They'll have to start putting Batman on the spotlight
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5:45PM on 01/22/2008

Rest in Peace

I feel. God Bless him. Pray for him and his family.
I feel. God Bless him. Pray for him and his family.
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5:45PM on 01/22/2008
Crazy. This is just insane. I can't believe it. It will be so weird watching him as The Joker now.
Crazy. This is just insane. I can't believe it. It will be so weird watching him as The Joker now.
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5:42PM on 01/22/2008

R I P

...Such a shame shame for motion picture comunity. My condolences to the family and loved ones.

It will be interesting to see if and how this will influence on his last film, The Dark Knight. On his last role, The Joker.

Sad story...
...Such a shame shame for motion picture comunity. My condolences to the family and loved ones.

It will be interesting to see if and how this will influence on his last film, The Dark Knight. On his last role, The Joker.

Sad story...
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5:39PM on 01/22/2008

R I P

...Such a shame shame for motion picture comunity. My condolences to the family and loved ones.

It will be interesting to see if and how this will influence on his last film, The Dark Knight. On his last role, The Joker.

Sad story...
...Such a shame shame for motion picture comunity. My condolences to the family and loved ones.

It will be interesting to see if and how this will influence on his last film, The Dark Knight. On his last role, The Joker.

Sad story...
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5:38PM on 01/22/2008
Oh man. This is terrible. Absolutely terrible. Im shocked, I cant believe it, I really cant. RIP Heath. The world will miss you.
Oh man. This is terrible. Absolutely terrible. Im shocked, I cant believe it, I really cant. RIP Heath. The world will miss you.
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5:37PM on 01/22/2008
Horrible news, and a very sad end to a very promising actor. The Dark Knight will probably be to Heath what The Crow is to Brandon Lee. Too bad it has to be that way though.
Horrible news, and a very sad end to a very promising actor. The Dark Knight will probably be to Heath what The Crow is to Brandon Lee. Too bad it has to be that way though.
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5:37PM on 01/22/2008
Goodbye, pal. It was fun while it lasted. Bless him and his family. Another one gone to soon.
Goodbye, pal. It was fun while it lasted. Bless him and his family. Another one gone to soon.
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5:37PM on 01/22/2008
Terrible news. He had a very bright future ahead.

Now I really hope WB changes there marketing campaign. People won't react well to TDK seeing Ledger's face everywhere. They'll have to start putting Batman on the spotlight
Terrible news. He had a very bright future ahead.

Now I really hope WB changes there marketing campaign. People won't react well to TDK seeing Ledger's face everywhere. They'll have to start putting Batman on the spotlight
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5:36PM on 01/22/2008

What the F!!!!

Hollywood will never change, the young, the talented, the drugs, all go hand in hand. Not since River Phoneix and Brandon Lee have I ever really been devestated about a young star passing. Heath was a phenomanal actor on his way to Hollywood invincibility and we should all remeber that this summer when he dominates the screen as The Joker. I raise my glass to the work and memory of Heath.
Hollywood will never change, the young, the talented, the drugs, all go hand in hand. Not since River Phoneix and Brandon Lee have I ever really been devestated about a young star passing. Heath was a phenomanal actor on his way to Hollywood invincibility and we should all remeber that this summer when he dominates the screen as The Joker. I raise my glass to the work and memory of Heath.
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5:33PM on 01/22/2008

Such a shame

From what I understand, he finished work on THE DARK KNIGHT and had begun shooting THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS for Terry Gilliam. All of that is incidental though, since this is a horrible, horrible tragedy.
From what I understand, he finished work on THE DARK KNIGHT and had begun shooting THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS for Terry Gilliam. All of that is incidental though, since this is a horrible, horrible tragedy.
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5:32PM on 01/22/2008
Fox news just reported that he was surrounded by pills. This is a shame. I feel bad for his family.
Fox news just reported that he was surrounded by pills. This is a shame. I feel bad for his family.
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5:32PM on 01/22/2008
What fucking horrible news. I've been a huge fan of his since 10 Things. Another one gone too soon. God bless the guy and his family.
What fucking horrible news. I've been a huge fan of his since 10 Things. Another one gone too soon. God bless the guy and his family.
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5:21PM on 01/22/2008

damn

this is a killer...what a blow. Just when the dude's status was gonna go through the roof, it happens... Man. R.I.P.
this is a killer...what a blow. Just when the dude's status was gonna go through the roof, it happens... Man. R.I.P.
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5:18PM on 01/22/2008

NO!!!!!

Shocking, and his last role was The Joker. I still can't believe he died!
Shocking, and his last role was The Joker. I still can't believe he died!
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008
unfortunate for an actor who was finally getting recognition for his ability. and so it goes...
unfortunate for an actor who was finally getting recognition for his ability. and so it goes...
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008

what!??

How can this be possible? He's too young to die!!! He was just beginning to be an even greater actor! This is really sad news. ;__;
How can this be possible? He's too young to die!!! He was just beginning to be an even greater actor! This is really sad news. ;__;
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008
Yeah, that was done, but I could care less. Dude had a kid. Regardless of whatever went down, my best to his family. Damn...
Yeah, that was done, but I could care less. Dude had a kid. Regardless of whatever went down, my best to his family. Damn...
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008
Jesus christ ... That's just ... I don't even know what to say. This is just a terrible tragedy. My condolences to his friends and family. He will be missed.
Jesus christ ... That's just ... I don't even know what to say. This is just a terrible tragedy. My condolences to his friends and family. He will be missed.
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008

SAAAAAD

The Dark Knight will be his last and best role. I can feel it. So sad. he had sooo much talent left to show the world.
The Dark Knight will be his last and best role. I can feel it. So sad. he had sooo much talent left to show the world.
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5:17PM on 01/22/2008

Christ...

This information is very shocking too take right now. None of this makes sense. Rest in peace, Heath.
This information is very shocking too take right now. None of this makes sense. Rest in peace, Heath.
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5:12PM on 01/22/2008
Wow...Just wow..was he wrapped on The Dark Knight?
Wow...Just wow..was he wrapped on The Dark Knight?
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