Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A passing

I am not given to following the doings and mishaps of celebrities. Nonetheless, I was so impressed with the acting of Mr. Leger in Brokeback Mountain that I viewed him as someone developing into a superb performer. I thus note this with sorrow:
Actor Heath Ledger is found dead
38 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AFP) — Australian-born actor Heath Ledger, 28, the co-star of the Oscar-winning movie "Brokeback Mountain," was found dead in his New York residence on Tuesday, police said.
The newspaper quoted officials as saying pills were found near the body, but gave no further details.
AP notes this:
The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," where he met his wife, actress Michelle Williams, in 2005. Ledger and Williams had lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, until they split up last year.
For his daughter and all who love him, peace and consolation.

For all who die early in the maelstrom of fame and drugs, Lord, have mercy.

For those who die unnoticed, unrecognized, unmourned, Lord, have mercy.


--the BB


FranIAm said...

Paul- I feel exactly the same way. Mostly I could care less, but when I heard this I had to gasp aloud!

He was tremendous in that role and also quite excellent in Monster's Ball. He could have been just another pretty face, but he had skill and talent.

This is so sad.

As you say, let us really pray for those who die alone, unrecognized and unmourned.

Peace be upon all.

Jane R said...

Dear BB, I heard this when I got home and had the same reaction as you and FranIAm.

Lord, have mercy.

Kirstin said...

Peace be upon him.