Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

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Oh my dear God

This is stunning and awful: actor Heath Ledger has been found dead.

The DJs I've been listening to, geeks all (and also fans of his), aren't the only ones who are stunned.

Damn. He seemed like a good guy, and was a good, eccentric actor. He's one of director Terry Gilliam's favorite young performers; they'd worked together on The Brothers Grimm and had been working together on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter from his earlier marriage to actress Michelle Williams.

Dear God.

3:44 p.m. edit: Two things to get off my chest:

1) DON'T DO DRUGS. Jesus, how many people have to die this way?

2) I'm sick (and I've long been sick) of people doing the "three deaths" thing. George Carlin said this: "Things do not happen in threes. Things happen in ones." People who look for things to happen in threes are, I think, forgetting or trying to forget that even just one death like this is a tragedy; they're looking for a pattern that is not there. Please don't do that. I'll try not to do that (I've been guilty of it).

Rest in peace, Mr. Ledger.

1/25/08 update for future reference: The signs are pointing increasingly to Ledger's death being an accident. So it's likely not the typical "famous person can't handle fame, dies" story. It's still just sad.

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