I've never been a big Heath Ledger fan. In fact, the only movie of his that I liked was "10 Things I Hate About You." I couldn't stand "A Knight's Tale" and "Brokeback Mountain" was just plain awful. (Okay, I never actually saw "Brokeback", but my hair stylist did and she told me the whole movie start to finish, so I feel like I saw it. That was enough for me.)
However, no matter how you feel about an actor, it is sad to see someone die so young. He was only 28 when he passed away today from an apparent drug overdose. With all this "news" about the Associated Press already writing the obituary for Britney Spears so that it would be ready for immediate publication, I wonder if anyone at the AP thought to write one for Heath Ledger last month too. Stars who keep low profiles die all the time too, you know.
Heath Ledger's death reminds me of something my mom always says: "You really don't know what is going on behind closed doors." In other words, think of how many celebrities have screwed up lives that their publicists keep well hidden. Remember how highly we all thought of Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Cruise until their publicists changed or quit? It makes me wonder if Tom Hanks is really as "nice" as he seems or if Miley Cyrus really is as "virginal" as she wants us to believe.
Anyway, sad news.
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