23 January, 2008

omg...

The news reports are saying Heath Ledger has died of a drug overdose. I'm stunned - he didn't really seem the type to me.

7 comments:

Zazzy said...

It's very sad no matter what turns out to have happened. He was a talented young man and seemed very likeable.

meggie said...

I have mixed feelings about this news. I have a son, who is so depressed, there seems to be no light for him. I know he would choose that path, if it were not for our strong family ties that bind him.
I sometimes wonder if we are right to hold him...

If Heath's pain was so great... at least he is free now.

Melinda said...

Reports here are now saying that he had prescription meds and may just have accidentally mixed the wrong kind together. Sleeping pills, anxiety pills. He had apparently been having trouble sleeping, like only 1-2 hours a night. I read a report where coroners are seeing a lot of cases of accidental overdose from people who don't realize if you take one of these and one of those it could be a deadly combination.

The Phosgene Kid said...

The really sad part is I didn't even know who he was.

she said: said...

Prolonged lack of sleep can make you do really crazy things. Especially if you haven't learned how to cope with extreme sleep loss. You can never describe how it can affects people.

I used to party a lot when I was in my 20's and would loose a ton of sleep. It doesn't measure at all - to loosing sleep for months and years at a time. If he was working hard and not sleeping well.. it might have tipped him into the slightly irrational/crazy zone. Not meant in a mean way. In an honest way. Sleep deprivation really can be a form of torture. Could have very well been an accidental OD. Sometimes you will go to extreme measures to find relief.

Charm School Reject said...

As lame as it may sound, being that I don't even know him, I cried when I found out. He was one of my favorite actors.

I wish people would bringing up that he was found naked...who cares, he was in his hotel room. It's not like he jumped off a cliff naked.

I feel so bad. I wish we could find out soon what happened.

My float said...

I just couldn't believe it. But it makes me incredibly angry to read all the magazine headlines etc speculating about his death. It's hideous. Whatever happened, the guy and his family don't deserve all the crap that is going on in the media.

I'll get off my soapbox now!