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22 January 2008 @ 07:42 pm
Heath Ledger  
Honestly, I'm still in shock. I read the news about 15 minutes ago and I still can't wrap my brain around it. I wasn't a huge, huge fan of his, but I was a big fan, I watched all of his movies, read his interviews and thought he was a real, exciting, charismatic raw talent ... from that TV show he did on Fox way back when ("Roar) through his ups and downs.

I'm just not fathoming this. How the hell did something like this happen? If it was on purpose (and reports list it as accidental) how could he could he not think of his 2-year old daughter? If it was accidental, why the hell was he not more careful because he has 2-year old daughter? However you slice it, this is just a tragedy.

I'm just in shock.
 
 
 
poisoned_candyypoisoned_candyy on January 23rd, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Same. One of my Spanish classmates remembered hearing about it (or got a text during class) and she told us. I didn't want to believe it, so I rushed home to check. This is too sad. The odd thing is, my friends and I we just talking about him in A Night's Tale a couple days ago. :(
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on January 23rd, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Sigh. It's never not a shock than a young person dies. It's more of a shock when it's someone who isn't the most screwed-up/drugged-out/troubled one you keep hearing about. That said, who can tell what was going on in his life? And this early and with vague, conflicting reports...

How the hell did something like this happen? If it was on purpose (and reports list it as accidental) how could he could he not think of his 2-year old daughter? If it was accidental, why the hell was he not more careful because he has 2-year old daughter? However you slice it, this is just a tragedy.

Those are reasonable questions. Thing is, you can't expect reasonable thinking in situations such as these. If he killed himself, then his state of mind was obviously far, far from reasonable. And for it to be an accidental overdose, he'd have to be on a lot of stuff for it to have such an impact. Which also speaks to the state of mind.

You're right about it being a tragedy no matter how you slice it, though.

I, too, watched him in Roar (I thought I was the only one). I always liked him. This is sad beyond words.