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22nd January 2008 22:03  #1

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
Heath Ledger dead?
I just heard on the radio that Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment.  

22nd January 2008 22:34  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Apparently so.

22nd January 2008 22:57  #3

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Yea, that certainly is a bummer...

22nd January 2008 23:09  #4

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
terrible news....i belived him to be a realy tallented actro..his Jocker in new Batman will be amaizing Sad RIP

22nd January 2008 23:37  #5

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Shocking news. We've just beaten Arsenal for the first time in 10 years, but this news has just completely depressed me! Gutting.

23rd January 2008 0:15  #6

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
£ukasz D wrote: terrible news....i belived him to be a realy tallented actro..his Jocker in new Batman will be amaizing Sad RIP

I hate to make light of this situation, but is that not the name of his character in Brokeback Mountain?

Seiously, I heard this news a little bit ago, and am a bit shocked.  I feel this role would have been so stunningly good, it would have out shined all his other works, now his death will overshadow the whole movie, very much like Brandon Lee's death made The Crow unsettling to watch, because it as god as it was, the death was always in you mind.  I wonder what the producers will do, even if the caracter was only ment to be in the first sequal, I am sure they must have thought about possible other marketing places for the Joker.  Why so serious, indeed.

23rd January 2008 2:33  #7

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Terrible news. He was a great talent with potential to be even better.

23rd January 2008 3:03  #8

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
this is mere curiosity...but has any deceased actor gone on to win an oscar/bafta/golden globe/award of importance the following year...or at least have been nominated.  i know john ritter was nominated after his passing.  my curiosity is more MOVIE related.  

23rd January 2008 3:13  #9

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Oliver Reed for Gladiator.

This is just such shocking news... It's so sad.

23rd January 2008 3:34  #10

ShareDaddy Member Join Date: September 2007 Location: United States Posts: 124
My thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and Michelle Williams, to die at such a young age with such a young daughter is very sad indeed.

23rd January 2008 3:49  #11

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Oliver Reed for Gladiator....Wait, he didn't win, he was just nominated, sorry.

23rd January 2008 12:32  #12

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Wasn't Reed CGI'd in bits of Gladiator? (what with dieing half way through filming or something)

23rd January 2008 13:27  #13

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Yes. Tom informs me that those delightful freaks at the Westborough Baptist 'Church' are planning to picket Ledger's funeral. Perhaps a crazed fan will do us all a favour and take 'em out.

23rd January 2008 14:05  #14

Mikay Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 50
Very sad. Sad

23rd January 2008 16:25  #15

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Tragic news.  I have read today that sources say he had completed ALL his post-production work as the 'Joker' on 'The Dark Knight', but had just started on a project for the ever-unlucky Terry Gilliam...

23rd January 2008 20:39  #16

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
Nic Mall wrote: Wasn't Reed CGI'd in bits of Gladiator? (what with dieing half way through filming or something)

Yes and so was Brandon Lee in The Crow. Goes to show that such great talent can even reach from beyond the grave.

24th January 2008 4:53  #17

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
Cervantes wrote: Tragic news.  I have read today that sources say he had completed ALL his post-production work as the 'Joker' on 'The Dark Knight', but had just started on a project for the ever-unlucky Terry Gilliam...

do you remember where you read that?  selfishly...i was hoping that was the case.  

24th January 2008 18:01  #18

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
Its a shame such a talent is gone forever. I don't think there is anything wrong in wanting to know if Heath had finished his work on The Dark Knight. After watching the teaser trailer I really felt this was going to be a masterful performance, sadly we won't get to see him reprise the role. Here's a link to confirm Heath did complete work on TDK.

http://movies.ign.com/articles/847/847099p1.html

25th January 2008 18:07  #19

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,623 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
it is sad that Heath isn't around anymore.  I wanted to see more from him after he played the Joker.

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