Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger, Rest in Peace

Today comes shocking word of the death of Heath Ledger, Academy Award nominee for Best Actor for his role in Brokeback Mountain. He was found dead in a Manhattan apartment, in what is being speculated to be a drug-related death. More to come.

According to a report on the Web site of Editor and Publisher, the apartment belonged to Mary-Kate Olsen. Its report cites The New York Times.

New York Times calling it a possible suicide.

UPDATE: The New York Times now reports New York police have reversed their previous report and now say that the apartment did not belong to Mary-Kate Olsen.

According to an AFP report, Ledger's family is describing his death as an "accidental passing." If so, that would rule out suicide, but it also can mean more possibilities than it might at first seem. Interesting. We'll see how this goes.


Pinko Punko said...


Holy shit.

K. Bowen said...

Yeah, no kidding. I was riding down the road and listening to the radio. The show I was listening to, in snarky fashion, votes on the recently deceased. They mentioned Heath Ledger.I was like, huh? Then I heard the news.

Mikey Filmmaker said...

I still can't believe it either. It's a sad day for film.