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We’re Sad To See You Go, Heath

January 23, 2008

     It’s always a sad day in Hollywood when a truly great actor is lost, and on Tuesday, we lost one of our most promising actors.  Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment yesterday, and I’m sure you’ve seen the story on the news by now.  Say whatever you want about the man’s personal life (he had a few issues), but he could act, and since he kept a low profile, he was always most notable for his acting skills than tabloid fodder.  Whether belting a ballad from the bleachers in 10 Things I Hate About You, fighting for his brother and country in The Patriot, or mourning his unfulfilled love of Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, Heath Ledger took chances and impressed audiences everywhere.  I can say, without a doubt, that his performance as Ennis Del Mar in 2005’s Brokeback Mountain will go down as one of the riskiest, restrained, powerful performances of our time.  Presently, Heath can be seen portraying Bob Dylan in He’s Not There, and this summer, he can be seen in his final role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.  Heath Ledger was just 28 years old, and he will be terribly missed.  Rest in peace.