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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

He's Dead. Wow.

Heath Ledger is dead. He's 28. He has a wife and a baby girl. I honestly can't believe it. It's strange, but of all the celebrity deaths that have occurred during my lifetime, this is the one that has hit me the hardest. Maybe I was too young to comprehend what was happening, but now, I'm just shocked. I obviously didn't know him, I wasn't even a big fan or anything, but the idea of this handsome young (geez, so young) man feeling so depressed that he committed suicide (or put himself in such a dangerous position) is very sad. And then I think about that little 2 year old who's never going to see her daddy again, and the questions her mother is going to have to answer when she asks about him. It's just so sad. I pray for him and hope he didn't die feeling alone, and I pray for his family. Especially that little girl.


Jessie said...

I think we're all shocked because he wasn't Renfro, Spears, or any of the other wild and disturbed bunch. He'd kept his distance from the spotlight, choosing to live in Brooklyn instead of LA, especially it seemed for the sake of his daughter. He was intense about his career, but in the right way. Driven, not being hauled around.

I was expecting news like Spears, not Ledger. I'm not sure what happened with him, but I'm hesitant to call it suicide, mostly because no one was there the last hours of his life. Poor Matilda won't have a daddy, but on the plus side, she's got one hell of a mother and godfather to tell stories of him about. So at least his memory will live on.

Bree said...

He didn't have a wife. I had no idea he and Michelle were no longer together.

Pug & I said...

That's true - he wasn't married. But in Hollywood living together is usually the closest to marriage people get. And yeah, he and Michelle had been separated for maybe a year? Or less. Still sad - they were such a cute family.