Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Blarg! *III#@#*U(*$" Heath Ledger dead
Here's some profoundly sad and depressing news: Heath Ledger, the actor playing the Joker in the upcoming Dark Knight movie is dead, possibly from suicide.
CBS- He was pronounced dead at 3:26 p.m. in an apartment on 421 Broome St. in SoHo. Police say he was scheduled to have a massage in the apartment, and when the masseuse arrived, a housekeeper went to alert him, but instead found him in cardiac arrest and immediately called 911.
Ledger was said to be found naked at the time of his death.
Sources tell CBS 2 HD's Scott Weinberger the actor's death may be drug-related, and that there were pills, possibly a strong sleeping medication, found near his body.
Police do not suspect foul play.
My sympathies to his family, but if I can be guilty for a moment: please, oh please God, don't let this push back the date of the next Batman movie. I was looking forward to Ledger's take on the Joker and the preview looked good.
The Internet Movie Database said the movie was in post-production, which I can only hope means editing and no need to reshoot any of Ledger's scenes. But won't know for a day or two, probably.
Just a sad, sad day. But like the Joker would say,...Why so serious?