23rd Jan 2008

Heath Ledger Is Found Dead at 28

May you stay forever young in the eternity, my love.

Yesterday, I fell on this old quote from American Beauty. Wish you had also this kind of feeling, in your very last moments.

“I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die…First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all…It stretches on forever, like an ocean of time…For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars …And yellow leaves from the maple trees that lined our street…Or my grandmother’s hand and the way her skin seemed like paper…And the first time, I saw my cousin Tony’s brand new FireBird…And Janie…And Janie…And …Carolyn…

I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst…And then I remember to relax..and stop trying to hold on to it…And then it flows through me like rain…And I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life….

You have know idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry, you will someday”

Heath Ledger

The actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide or an accidental overdose, police sources said. Mr. Ledger was 28.

Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was born on April 4, 1979, to Sally Ledger, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, an engineer. Named for a character in Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” he and his older sister, Katherine, grew up in Perth, Australia; his parents were divorced when he was about 10. As a student, he joined a local theater company and appeared in a production of “Peter Pan,” which led to his being cast in children’s television programs.

Mr. Ledger’s first Hollywood film was the teenage romantic comedy “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999). He later appeared in romantic-hero roles in films like “A Knight’s Tale” (2001) and “Casanova” (2005).

But the role for which Mr. Ledger was probably best known by American audiences was in “Brokeback Mountain” (2005). The film, based on a short story by Annie Proulx about two cowboys who fall in love, won critical acclaim. Reviewing the film in The New York Times, the critic Stephen Holden wrote, “Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn.” Mr. Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in January 2006. (His death came on the same day that the 2007 Oscar nominations were announced.)

Mr. Ledger met the actress Michelle Williams while filming ‘’Brokeback Mountain.” They became romantically involved and moved to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, where their comings and goings were widely noted by the celebrity press. They had a daughter, Matilda Rose, who was born on Oct. 28, 2005. The couple separated last year.

In an interview in London for an article published in November, Mr. Ledger told The Times, ‘’I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.” He said in the interview that he was not proud of his latest role, in Todd Haynes’s “I’m Not There,” in which Mr. Ledger was one of a half-dozen actors depicting the musician Bob Dylan. ‘’I feel the same way about everything I do. The day I say, ‘It’s good’ is the day I should start doing something else,” he said in the interview.

Mr. Ledger had been cast as the Joker in the latest Batman installment, “The Dark Knight,” set to be released this summer.

Sewell Chan

13 Responses to “Heath Ledger Is Found Dead at 28”

  1. Gin & Tonic Says:

    Chia buồn với các chị/anh em.

    Lỗi tại G :P

  2. Dím Says:

    :-(, minh cung khoc day

  3. today20 Says:

    Ya. He reminds me sweet time of youth, lying in the blanket watching A Knight’s Tale. “Ngày mà tất cả đều còn rất son trẻ, trong trắng và chân thành”.

    He has exactly my age. And now he’s gone, and in some kind, I feel these days have gone forever, these days in my tiny room in Paris, laughing and singing the soundtrack: we will we will rock you…

    May he rests in peace.

  4. hoaianh Says:

    A y ban D day du chac la nhu sau: dung la gai :P … rat cong bang sang suot, cu thay chu nao tre trung cao to dep trai quyen ru sinh nhieu loi tuc cho xa hoi ma lai ra di lang xet la phai to long thuong tiec vo bien.

  5. Gatgu Says:

    HU HU :((

  6. hoaianh Says:

    I’m so shocked. The guy is handsome (recently getting a bit old and bald but anyway, still), successful and does not seem to have any trouble. Now he’s gone, unexpected (unlike Britney Spears and she is still ok), together with this sweet memory of sunshine Australia :((

  7. D,D&B Says:

    Đúng là gái :p

  8. today20 Says:

    Ôi dào, đã có cái thói ghen ăn tức ở với những người đem lại nhiều lợi ích hơn cho xã hội và nhân loại và giành được nhiều hơn sự quan tâm của gái :-D thì ảnh gì mà chả chê :-D

    Ảnh trên hoàn toàn hợp ý mình :-D

  9. D,D&B Says:

    Bạn Ếch ơi, bạn Ledger ko trẻ trung bằng tớ, trông cái ảnh trên kia thì trông như trai làng, đầu thì hói, lợi tức xã hội đâu chả thấy chỉ thấy đầu óc có vấn đề (tự xử). Tớ sửa lại comment trước thành: “Đúng là kiểu sáng suốt của GÁI” :p

  10. Gin & Tonic Says:


    Anh này có nhiều fan nữ nhỉ ;)) Qua đời rồi mà vẫn bị ghen ăn tức ở :P Nhưng thiệt tình là, em không thấy ưng ảnh ở điểm nào cả :-?

  11. hoaianh Says:

    Ban D keu ca qua, de nghi ban G thay hinh minh hoa cho tuong xung voi noi dung :D

  12. hoaianh Says:

    Loi nhuan thi qua ro, tham chi den luc chet roi chang con kip dem lai mot dong loi nhuan cho bon CNN (breaking news ;), ABC, VN Express ;))

  13. FR Says:

    Choang vang that!

    Minh may ngay ko vao net, hom nay vao thi off msg dau tien la from em G bao tin anh Ledger. Minh con tuong em ay dang dua cai gi vi may hom truoc dang tan chuyen list nay list khac.

    Mac du anh Ledger ko nam trong list cua minh, phim minh xem duy nhat thi anh dong gay, nhung cung ko khoi bui ngui.

    Bang hoang ca nguoi!

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