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Heath Ledger on the Cover of Vanity Fair August 2009

Heath Ledger's Vanity Fair Cover — Interesting or Inappropriate?

The August cover of Vanity Fair features an old photo of Heath Ledger with more quotes and information about the final days of his life. Heath's friends and colleagues reveal more about his medical and psychological states at the time of his death, while also suggesting that his breakup with Michelle Williams and their custody battle may have played a big role. The article is accompanied by a portfolio of photos of the actor. It's interesting timing to give Heath the cover story, but what do you think of bringing all this new information to light — interesting or inappropriate?

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gagamama4 gagamama4 8 years
I think Terry Gilliam is very inappropriate. Heath always wanted his private life kept private and there is always two sides to every story. Heath and Michelle were still very much in love and sadly didn't get the time to settle things between them. Emotions were running high. Heath would never want the mother of his beloved Matilda spoken of this way.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 8 years
Agree with glynislily. F()ck this still sucks. :(
sham28 sham28 8 years
WOW it's been a year..... seems unnecessary.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's fine that he's on the cover - as long as people aren't trying to exploit him at this point. i don't know what purpose it serves to have his 'dirty laundry' aired out - but i guess that VF usually does things rather tastefully.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
well, it's not inappropriate...was it necessary, maybe not but I checked out the photos and he looked very yummy...he was soooo much more than some lame actor...he was like too complex for this world and I think they tried to show that...the epitome of cool and probably held the best convo in a room full of people...side note: he wasn't typically my type but he was sexy, veeery sexy..and he sure did have the "Joker" smile lol...aww, Heath :(
rafaelle rafaelle 8 years
let the man rest in peace. it would have been better of course if it's a tribute enumerating his achievements, no need to air out the not so pretty side of his life
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
it seems more random than inappropriate to me. why now and not in january when he died?
hills hills 8 years
i dont think its appropriate to dig up all the old info about his death, why do we need to know, none of us knew him personally so it shouldn't be necessary....i think its fine looking back at his good work and celebrating his life but don't go controversial on him its a bit sick.....
solitaire solitaire 8 years
I found this to be a very strange article. Terry Gilliam's foul mouth and the way he tries to make it out that it's Michelle's fault, but then says he was so impressed that Heath came to work "clearly sick" and was glowing at the end of the day! Probably glowing from the fever and infection that was raging through his body at that time.
rossy rossy 8 years
Isn't this a repeat of articles done after his death? I hear that one of the so-called highlights is a friends insistence that "Heath doesn't take illegal substances or prescription medications"... Yet, his death was ruled: an accidental overdose of prescription meds." - Well, the editors & publishers don't skip off to the bank with wads of cash from geniuses with LONG memories. No. They keep recycling crap because, for the most part, the reading public has short memories & lower IQ's... and will shell out $$$ to read garbage from UNNAMED sources, friends & insiders. - After I stopped the addition (Yes! laugh if you will) of buying magazines every week (including monthly ones) I was shocked to discover an extra $200.00 in MY bank account at the end of the year.
PopDiva24 PopDiva24 8 years
I was surprised by the exerpt. I never heard about any sort of custody battle...
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Commodifying death & people's memories...where do we draw the line?
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