Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

1.22.2008

Sleep finally found him

One of my favorite actors - Heath Ledger - died today. Apparently, he was having a hard time sleeping and overdosed on sleeping pills. His housekeeper and masseuse found him naked in bed. I've dreamed of finding him that way, too, but never when he couldn't be awakened with some motivation. I'm terribly saddened. He was very talented, in addition to being incredibly handsome. He had a young daughter that he was devoted to and she will never know her dad. That is the saddest part of it all.

I have loved him in every movie I've seen from the beautiful Brokeback Mountain to the goofy 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight's Tale. He is always entertaining and fun to watch. The Patriot is a family favorite, too. I need to see Ned Kelly, Casanova and I'm Not There, too.

Rest in peace Heath.

4 Comments:

  • At 9:12 PM, January 22, 2008, Blogger Who Am I? said…

    I was stunned by this new today. And, like you, my first thought was of his daughter who is too young to remember him. Very sad.

     
  • At 9:51 PM, January 22, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    I was stunned upon hearing this on my way home from work. The news says he was upset about having broken up with the mother of his child. Maybe he was just trying to sedate himself so he could sleep/rest. But "accidentally" overdosing is rare -- prescription meds. or OTC (as was the initial report).
    So sad.
    I loved him in "Roar". I will miss him.

     
  • At 9:19 AM, January 23, 2008, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I guess he finally found a way to "quit" Donny Darko

    (yeah, I know. I'm a veritable cup, filled with the cream of human compassion)

     
  • At 12:54 PM, January 25, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, Gadfly, I can just hear the sympathy oozing ...

     

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