The first news I heard as soon as I turned on my car radio as I drove to work this morning was the death of Heath Ledger. Gawd! He was hot! And he was only 28 years old. From the news report they were alluding to drug OD since pills were found around his body. But it doesn't feel like suicide to me. For one, he scheduled a massage. Second, I don't know about other people but doesn't a child make you want to stay on this Earth longer?! He has a daughter named Matilda with fellow "Brokeback Mountain" star, Michelle Williams. They were together for awhile but broke up last year.
His death though, has a James Dean feel about it... at least for me. He's sort of mysterious and his life is not totally out there. His movies were just a handful but quite unforgettable. I love the chick-flick "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Knight's Tale". I'm looking forward to seeing him as Joker in "The Dark Knight" sequel to "Batman Begins". I'm sure he has reinvented the whole image of Joker. I did have a glimpse of the trailer and it looks... well, dark. Not your typical Batman.
Another one bites the dust... this was a surprise for me. What I've been waiting for to OD is Britney Spears. Not that I want her dead but I just don't expect her to live beyond 30. Maybe 27.