Trivial, because here we are yet again, mourning the death of yet another young promising good-looking actor. Last week I was saddened by Brad Renfro's passing, and now I gotta mourn Heath Ledger too? Oh Christ. "Not Heath! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" That was my initial reaction when I got a cell phone text message about the terrible news, which I thought at first was some sort of cruel hoax. Such a fine handsome Australian young lad he was, and what a shame. I genuinely enjoyed him and his films, most especially his now legendary turn as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain opposite the red hot gorgeous Jakey G. A sad movie, just got SADDER! Oh how awful, how truly awful! He leaves behind a baby daughter and legions of fans, and a still yet unreleased Batman film where he plays the Joker. And so it goes; one just never knows when the journey we're on will suddenly end.
Tributes to Heathcliff Andrew Ledger. A short but lovely life: