I got online to check my e-mail this afternoon, like I normally do, and the headline for the news read "Heath Ledger Dies at 28." It took a second for it to sink in... he was one of my favorite actors. Investigators are thinking that he died of a drug overdose (I hate that Hollywood has that effect on some people). It's really sad how often this happens.
Look how handsome he is:
Heath Ledger has been one of my favorite actors since I saw him in "10 Things I Hate About You," (1999) and I liked him even more in "A Knight's Tale." He was amazing in "The Patriot" and "Lords of Dogtown" (although he was a little crazy). I never saw "Brokeback Mountain," but I don't doubt he was incredible in that as well, especially since he won some awards for it. He is going to be the Joker in the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight," which we have been anxiously anticipating.
Not only was he an incredible actor, he was also incredibly good-looking and had a very sexy Australian accent.
Goodbye, my Aussie Heath!