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Heath Ledger, 1979-2008

Shocking news from New York City today: The young actor, Heath Ledger, was found dead in his SoHo apartment in Manhattan, in an apparent prescription drug overdose.

He's due to be seen as the Joker in the upcoming Batman flick, "The Dark Knight," a film I was really looking forward to seeing. A resident of Brooklyn for a while with Michelle Williams and their baby daughter, Ledger is perhaps best remembered for his Oscar-nominated heartbreaking role in "Brokeback Mountain."

Ledger was only 28 years old. How very sad.

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Didn't think much of his work, but had become accustomed to it.

From where I'm blogging (New Zealand) it seems like people are dropping dead like flies! Here's yet another.

At least, he finished post-production before this happened, so his last work of art is finished... Still sad, that this happened..

The final verdict was accidental overdose of prescription medication; a very sad ending to the life of a talented actor.

The memorial ceremonies stretched from New York to LA to Australia and were lovely, from all reports.