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Heath Ledger Found Dead

Still Mourning Heath Ledger

We are still in shock from today's sad news that Heath Ledger was found dead in a NYC apartment by a housekeeper. Heath was just in London this past weekend filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — the status of the film remains unknown. The latest news is:

  • TMZ reports Heath's family is saying his death was accidental and not a suicide. TMZ also claims Heath had pneumonia when he died.
  • As we reported earlier, Michelle is currently on a plane. She is headed to NYC right now and is completely "devastated."
  • An autopsy is scheduled to be performed tomorrow afternoon to reveal more details on Heath's health and cause of death.
  • People reports Hollywood is expressing their sadness and they have quotes from fellow Aussie's Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman and the producer of Brokeback Mountain who said, "Heath Ledger was a courageous actor, and a great soul. He gave us the gift of sharing his fearless and beautiful love – of his craft, and of all who worked with him – for which all of us will be eternally grateful."
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Skyspirit Skyspirit 9 years
It's not like I knew him personally, but I'm so sad for his little girl. I just wish people didn't get hooked on meds. I can't believe the reporters on not showing any grief for the family and friends, no class at all!
Hills99 Hills99 9 years
Hopefully Pop will continue to cover this story with respect, but remember, does she not also earn her income off of all her coverage from Heath's untimely death? The more she posts, the more we read, the more we click = profit for Lisa and Brian. So please, Pop - no pictures of Michelle in mourning. Thank you.
CelebFanChatRaph CelebFanChatRaph 9 years
shocking news. may he rest in peace
raieven raieven 9 years
I just cannot believe this. We got back from vacation late last night and my husband turned on the news and I'm in the kitchen putting things away and I hear "Heath Ledger died?" and I was stunned. I felt like my heart dropped and I just haven't recovered since. I can't fathom how Pete and Amy et al are still living and breathing while Heath is cold and dead. I just want to cry when I think about Michelle and Mathilda and how she is probably asking "Where's Daddy?", and Heath was the same age as my young. I know I didn't know him or anything but he seemed like a good person, I don't know. I lost a parent but I was 14, I can't imagine being 2.
Torquemada Torquemada 9 years
bad story
winterbride07 winterbride07 9 years
I don't understand why being sad about one person's death means you are not sad or distraught about the deaths of others, such as soldiers. There's no connection between the two, other than tragic deaths. Do you mean we can only choose one group of people to mourn? Either celebrities or soldiers? I think not. Most of us have concerns, opinions, and causes outside of celebrities and gossip sites - but this happens to be a celebrity gossip site. This site isn't meant to talk about the fallen soldiers. Just like it would be weird to go on an anti-war or support-the-soldiers site and lament about Heath Ledgers death.
hills hills 9 years
uh i cant belive this, its so tragic, he was a fantastic actor and seemd down to earth, i liked him alot and i cant imagine how awful the people around him must feel, bless his baby.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
And you know, just FTR my mother died when I was 17, my sister 5. She's 17 now and I'm dealing with this anger of hers about not knowing her own mother, so yeah, knowing he has a young child really touches something in my heart for his poor child....
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
Any time someone is lost it's tragic to at least someone and Heath Ledger was famous and many people liked him so it makes his death more "real" to people. Ok I chose to respond to THAT instead of the original quote. Like I said before, it's tragic ANYtime someone so young is taken. Just because he was famous doesn't make him any less worthy of sympathy. Just the same as a solider he was someome's son.... someone's brother. He lived his life in a more public way that most people which makes his death more of a media event. I live near a MAJOR military training facility and our papers do a dayum good job of reporting the deaths and I, personally grieve a little foreach death reported in Iraq... Just not in a gossip blog
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 9 years
Wow. I didn't see this one coming at all... soo sad
incheto incheto 9 years
reminds me of the death of Michael Hutchence from INXS :( so sad, RIP Heath
eline eline 9 years
Maybe POPSUGAR and visitors could have piped down a bit about his horrible outfits lately. Dumb crap.
tagen22 tagen22 9 years
I know I already did a long post, but after that I went through and read the rest of the previous comments and had to respond to some. Snowbunny, I have to agree, I have been feeling pretty sick about creeping into people's lives as well. I wish there were more regulation on what can be stolen and exploited. Missy1632, chatondeneige, divinedebris, naked_american, angitz.. very well said to you all. Wiciltd. I believe that if for no other reason than the fact that cute little Matilda just lost her shoulder rides, we should all feel sad. That isn't to say we don't mourn the loss of our soldiers who have fallen (I have family in the military who are headed over there shortly and it's terrifying), but today and on this particular thread we are thinking of Heath. If there were a way to hear each soldier's personal story, I'm sure that I would watch and cry just as hard if not harder. I'm sure that for most of them, the tears of a stranger would not be worth the loss of privacy. I'm sure that Heath and his family would have traded in the support for their privacy, but sadly they couldn't, and as a result we feel more connected to him. Simply because a person does not meet perfection in your eyes, there is no reason to badmouth them to a group of people who have been saddened by the loss... or to badmouth them at all for that matter. There are so many terrible people in this world who's deaths deserved to be wiped off as the world has become a better place as a result (perhaps I'm being too harsh), but for a person who loved their child, who brought enjoyment to others, and even there is only one good quality and no horrific ones, surely you can understand the sadness of the loss. That was rambling, and if it didn't make sense, I apologize. Also, for the people who are speculating about the drug use or whatever, they have said it was sleeping pills. He has said in the past that he has troubles sleeping. Why don't we just wait and see what happened rather than dragging his name through the dirt in the hours immediately following his death? Personally, I even feel guilty going through the slideshow and seeing the negative posts (mostly about him being a fashion victim). Why must our enjoyment come at the mockery of others? I'm not saying I'm perfect (BY ANY MEANS), but it makes me take a look at myself for sure.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Such a sad day in Hollywood. What a great loss to the industry.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I am not surprised by TMZ's words *Aimeeb*. Leave it to TMZ to be the foulest of them all.
glittergoddess00 glittergoddess00 9 years
such a loss for both his family and the film industry. being from the DC area, this is the second young father in the spotlight that we have lost in the past few months. it is such a shame to think that both heath ledger and sean taylor left behind beautiful little girls, both not at their own faults. these little darlings will never really know their dads and i just find that heartbreaking.
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
That's so sad! :( He was only 28.... :( My prayers go to his family and friends :(
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I still can't believe it. I hope TMZ and other crappy entertainment websites, newspapers, magazines and TV programs handle this with a little more class. He is dead for God's sake. There should be a regulation or something controlling those crazy paparazzi. I mean, the worst they can do now is start stalking the family and Michelle. I have to say that I always come to Popsugar since I can trust here everyone here will be treated with respect.
tagen22 tagen22 9 years
I really can't believe TMZ simply because of their choice of wording on the question (not that I agree with asking it, but otherwise I would just keep my mouth shut) If you're going to ask, it should be "Have you heard about Heath?" or done with a little tact. Geez. It's always shocking when you hear of a young person's death, and especially with celebrities where we all feel like we know them on some level. In this case, rather than just shock it's really sad because he was genuinely a good person who brought plenty of positives to the world. Hasn't been since the death of Princess Di that a death has hit me this hard.. almost a little embarrassing.. but he will certainly be missed. Hard to even imagine how hard it is for his family and people who actually knew him if complete strangers are shocked and in tears.
Ultress Ultress 9 years
this is beyond sad.
vintagevolt vintagevolt 9 years
I don't know why I'm utterly shocked beyond my expectations. He looked like a great person, a fine actor as well. Thank goodness it was accidental. And TMZ is disgusting.
roor roor 9 years
Such sad sad news, I'm completely in shock - more than I would expect myself to be. Poor little Matilda, condolences to Michelle and his whole family.
Karma-Co Karma-Co 9 years
I still can't believe it! I'm in shock, so i can only imagine how his loved ones are feeling. :( This is tragic. Sad.
GYoogleTube GYoogleTube 9 years
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evermore evermore 9 years
I'm from Perth, where Heath grew up, and let me tell you the city is in tatters. Everyone is devistated, It's like we've all lost someone in our family. My heart goes out to all Heaths friends, family, and especially his daughter. The flags at Guildford Grammer are half mast in honour of Heath. The city of Perth will come together for his memorial soon and we hope he is brought back to be buried in his home town.
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