Heath Ledger is dead.
It’s a little hard to believe I know. He was only 28 years old after all and fans have been excitedly waiting for the showing of The Dark Knight where the actor played the role of Joker. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that he gave us an excellent performance in the groundbreaking film “Brokeback Mountain?” I remember watching it in the cinema and crying uncontrollably by the end of the scene. Nobody was able to predict this happening.
According to reports, Heath Ledger was found lying in bed with prescription pills. It didn’t appear to be a suicide but an accidental overdose. Apparently, he had been having serious sleeping problems– sometimes only getting two hours of sleep at night. Sources also share that the actor had been having difficulty choosing scripts for movie projects. He was also in the middle of filming “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.” The film is about a traveling theater company. It’s something I had been really looking forward too as well.
Heath Ledger was recently divorced from wife Michelle Williams with whom he had a two-year-old daughter. No word yet on how the rest of his loved ones are coping with the loss. All I know is that the industry has lost one of the most intense and amazing actors around.