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Title: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: samwise_fan1965 on Jan 22, 2008, 04:55 PM
Not sure where to put this so feel free to move it. I just heard Heath Ledger died! Is this true?

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The actor Heath Ledger was found dead in a Manhattan apartment on Tuesday afternoon, the New York City police said.

The police said Mr. Ledger, 28, was discovered facedown in bed in an apartment at 421 Broome Street in SoHo. Police officials said that a bottle of prescription sleeping pills were found on a nearby night table, but that they did not know whether they played a role in Mr. Ledger’s death.

Mr. Ledger, the star of “Brokeback Mountain” and other films, was discovered by a housekeeper and a masseuse, the police said. The housekeeper had been in the apartment for some time before Mr. Ledger’s body was discovered, and she let the masseuse in when she at the apartment for a 3:31 p.m. appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. They said they did not know when Mr. Ledger scheduled the appointment.

When Mr. Ledger did not respond to a knock on the bedroom door, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities and moved Mr. Ledger to the floor, the police said.

“There was no indication of a disturbance,” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul J. Browne said. He said officers who checked the apartment found other prescription medications it in the bathroom. He said that there was no sign that Mr. Ledger had been drinking and that no illegal drugs were found in the apartment.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner, said that investigators were on the scene on Tuesday afternoon and that an autopsy would be performed on Wednesday to determine the cause of death. His body was removed from the apartment at 6:30 p.m.
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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jackster on Jan 22, 2008, 04:59 PM
I just saw this on the NYTimes webpage. At 3:31PM this afternoon .
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Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:03 PM

 :\'(

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/actor-heath-ledger-is-found-dead/

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Actor Heath Ledger Is Found Dead
By Sewell Chan

The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment building at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.
At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play and said they found pills near body.
Mr. Ledger, a native of Perth, Australia, won acclaim for his role as a co-star in “Brokeback Mountain”, a 2005 film. The film, based on a short story by Annie Proulx about two cowboys who fall in love, won critical acclaim. Reviewing the film in The New York Times, the critic Stephen Holden wrote, “Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn.”
Mr. Ledger met the actress Michelle Williams while filming ‘’Brokeback Mountain.” The two actors fell into a very public romance. They had a daughter, Matilda Rose, who was born on Oct. 28, 2005. They moved to Brooklyn, but then separated last year.
Calls by The New York Times to Mara Buxbaum, a publicist for Mr. Ledger, and Steve Alexander, the actor’s agent, were not immediately returned this afternoon.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:04 PM
He is now one for the ages.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 22, 2008, 05:05 PM
Five minutes ago, we learned that Heath has died. I do not know what to say. But let us just gather here.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 05:07 PM
I am still in shocked, I don't know what to say as well... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JonathanIT on Jan 22, 2008, 05:10 PM
I just can't freakin' believe it.  I am numb.  This is devastating.

 :(

--J.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 22, 2008, 05:13 PM
Heath Ledger has been found dead in a SoHo apartment in New York City.  Details are still coming in.  I came here thinking that someone would have further insight as to what happened.  I am in tears.  Extremely upset.  I can't believe it!!  Someone please tell me this is a nightmare. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 22, 2008, 05:14 PM
I am still trying to wrap my mind around this horrible tragedy.   I can't believe he's gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: mandalyn74 on Jan 22, 2008, 05:14 PM
I just heard that they found him dead in his NYC apartment.  They still don't know what happened.  All I read so far is that they don't suspect foul play and there were pills near his body.  He's not even 30 years old and his baby is not even 3.  His career was on the rise and he just finished filming the new batman movie.  Surely he didn't kill himself!  Accidental overdose maybe?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 05:19 PM
I can tell you that I was watching BBM on TV here when I heard those shocking news,
he is now in the alley, after departing from Jack.... at least here he is still alive...OMG!!!!!!!!!!

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:20 PM
What can we do for the memory of this great artist, aside from prayers and condolences?

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 22, 2008, 05:21 PM
What can we do for the memory of this great artist, aside from prayers and condolences?



I have no idea Thomas. I'm too numb to think right now :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:22 PM
I am in tears.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 05:23 PM
It was said that it's drug related...WTF!! :(
It's a nightmare..so young and talented ,all his life ahead of him!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 22, 2008, 05:24 PM
Stunned, shocked and devatated. Such a tragic loss and waste of life and talent. My heart goes out to his family and friends, especially little Matilda :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 22, 2008, 05:24 PM
I feel like I lost a family member.  I am not up for watching the movie for a bit. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 22, 2008, 05:26 PM
Reports say sleeping pills were found near his body. Surely it has to have been a tragic accident - he had so much to live for, not least little Tildy.

 :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 05:27 PM
I feel like I lost a family member.  I am not up for watching the movie for a bit. 
It was on TV 15 minutes before I heard the news, and now I'm here reading ,crying, and still the movie is on... :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jodie on Jan 22, 2008, 05:27 PM
I'm stunned. This is not possible.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 22, 2008, 05:27 PM
I heard this on the radio on my way home from work; I almost crashed the car.  I can't believe it, I just can't believe it...I'm hysterical right now, my husband is trying to comfort me...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:28 PM


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpzdve6RF9k9My1ItZGj3eRprEEwD8UB6JT81

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Heath Ledger Found Dead in NYC at Age 28
By TOM HAYS – 18 minutes ago

(http://ap.google.com/media/ALeqM5jDmB--h3X1M3BU1AFhWu5j1Q7JCw?size=m)

NEW YORK (AP) — Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let him know the masseuse had arrived found him dead at 3:26 p.m.

The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," where he met his wife, actress Michelle Williams, in 2005. Ledger and Williams had lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, until they split up last year.

Ledger was to appear as the Joker this year in "The Dark Night," a sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins." He's had starring roles in "A Knight's Tale" and "The Patriot," and played the suicidal son of Billy Bob Thornton in "Monster's Ball."

Ledger grew up in Perth, and began doing amateur theater at age 10. At 16, he moved to Sydney to pursue an acting career, quickly landing TV movie roles and guest spots on Australian television.

After several independent films and a starring role in the short-lived Fox TV series "Roar," Ledger moved to Los Angeles and costarred in "10 Things I Hate About You," a teen comedy reworking of "The Taming of the Shrew."

Offers for other teen flicks came his way, but Ledger turned them down, preferring to remain idle than sign on for projects he didn't like.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me," Ledger told the Associated Press in 2001. "It was hard for everyone else around me to understand. Agents were like, `You're crazy,' my parents were like, `Come on, you have to eat.'"

His latest role was in "I'm Not There," in which he played one of the many incarnations of Bob Dylan — as did Cate Blanchett, whose performance in that film earned an Oscar nomination Tuesday for best supporting actress.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: canmore on Jan 22, 2008, 05:29 PM
What a terrible news Seb told me some minutes ago. Heart Ledger died today. He was still so young. I can't find any word to say  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Dottie on Jan 22, 2008, 05:31 PM
Half an hour ago, I didn't know, and now I feel absolutely gutted. What shall we do without him  :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JonathanIT on Jan 22, 2008, 05:32 PM
[edit]

I am just trying to make sense of it all....

--J.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:32 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/01/23/1201024937592.html

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Heath Ledger dead
Ian Munro
January 23, 2008 - 8:50AM

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/23/lf_heathledger,0.jpg)

Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger, 28, has died of a possible drug overdose involving sleeping pills in New York, police have confirmed.

He was found dead in his bed at his apartment on Broome Street, Soho in Manhattan by his housekeeper at 3.35pm local time, the TMZ website said.

A police spokesman told smh.com.au the cause of death was unknown, despite the presence of drugs.

"We don't have that (the cause of death) yet. The matter is still under investigation," the spokesman said.

He was pronouced dead at 3.45pm (0745 AEDT) by a medical examiner who went to the apartment.

US television network NBC reported his body was found surrounded by pills.
 
The New York Times is reporting that Ledger was discovered by a masseuse who arrived at his apartment for an appointment.

The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Ledger's bedroom, The New York Times reported.

When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Ledger unconscious.
They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play.

The housekeeper went to tell Ledger the masseuse had arrived and found him dead about 3.30pm New York time (0730 AEDT), AP said.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ they believe the death was not the result of a  crime.

Ledger was an Oscar nominee for his role in Brokeback Mountain and had numerous other screen credits.

His breakthrough role was the Australian movie Two Hands, directed by Gregor Jordan and in another movie from the same year, 10 Things I Hate about You, he established himself  as an up and coming star.

Ledger had a difficult relationship with some sections of the media.

In 2004 he allegedly spat at and assaulted a photographer in Sydney. The retaliation was during the premier to Brokeback Mountain when photographers squirted him with water on the red carpet.

Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia.

The Perth-born actor had a two-year-old Matilda, with former fiancee and Brokeback Mountain co-star Michelle Williams.

He was the son of Sally Ledger Bell, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race car driver and mining engineer.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 22, 2008, 05:32 PM
I'm shaking and crying like crazy here, I feel like dying myself. God I love this man he can't be dead he can't be!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 05:33 PM
My whole insides are twisted, I just logged on to the internet and saw the news and came straight here. Shocked to the core.

What can we say and do, it's like a good friend .  :ghug:
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Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 05:35 PM
I got a call at work around 4:45 pm. I let out such a loud 'WHAT?!" that I'm surprised that my boss didn't come running. I started to shake and cry. I just can't believe this.  :\'( :\'( My mind is still in 'NO, NO, NO, NO" mode.  :\'( :\'( I didn't find a lot of details online. I can't process this. My brain just can't comprehend this. I already talked to a few Brokies on the phone. This is a time when I wish we were closer in proximity. I have too many thoughts running in my mind none of which make much sense right now. Geez it's on the scroll bar of the news right now. I can't believe this is true. I feel so sick right now. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 05:35 PM
I'm shacking, i'm speechless, and i'm on the verge of tears. When my mom told me, my stomach just dropped, I....he, he can't be dead...  :\'(  :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 22, 2008, 05:35 PM
I can't even begin to deal with this right now. RIP Heath, you were loved by many and we will all miss you dearly.  :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:35 PM

Finished or unfinished, he will live in every one of them, for as long as people love cinema.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23095502-2902,00.html

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Death of Heath Ledger throws films into disarray
Article from: The Associated Press
January 23, 2008 12:00am

HEATH Ledger's shocking demise is not only a terrible loss for his daughter Matilda, his Perth-based family and his many fans, it also throws into disarray two movies.

Ledger was in production with the next instalment in the Batman series, The Dark Knight, in which he was starring opposite Christian Bale as a macabre joker.

Early photos from the set suggest Ledger was taking the series into a new darker chapter.

Also on Ledger's slate was the new Terry Gilliam film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, about a travelling theatre company. It was due to start filming in London shortly.

Ledger was one of Australia's true international acting stars. His American breakthrough role came with the teen hit 10 Things I Hate About You, but real global respect came with his Oscar nominated turn in the moving gay cowboy drama Brokeback Mountain.

He met his now ex-partner Michelle Williams on the set of the film. The pair had a baby, Matilda, but broke of their engagement and split recently.

Gossip has since linked him with troubled young actor and party girl Lindsay Lohan.

Ledger had a troubled relationship with the media in his home town of Sydney. Paparazzi photographers squirted Ledger and Williams with water pistols at the premiere of Brokeback Mountain.

He later angrily denied reports he had spat on the photographers.

"It was just silly and unnecessary. It really hurt our feelings and it hurt my feelings to suddenly have a quick title above my name now, that we're a gang of spitters,'' he told the Herald Sun later.

But he said he regretted flicking the finger at photographers.

"Pulling finger signs at photographers, it's not representing who I am, it's representing the panic that occurs when you turn around and there's a camera staring in at you. You see red, or I do.

"I'm a young guy and I've grown up with this in the younger years when you're more passionate and protective and you're more explosive during that time of your life and it felt like a natural reaction for me.

"I didn't feel that I was rebelling against anything. Obviously it's not the most polite way of dealing with things, but I didn't feel they were being polite. I forget that when I do that I'm not pulling a finger sign at a guy holding a camera, I'm pulling a finger sign in a newspaper that everyone reads.''

Ledger later sold his Sydney dream house, claiming the paparazzi had driven him out, and moved to Brooklyn in New York where he lived with Williams and Matilda before the split.

Ledger can be seen in cinemas now in the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There.

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Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 05:38 PM
I can't stop crying.
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Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:38 PM
I got a call at work around 4:45 pm. I let out such a loud 'WHAT?!" that I'm surprised that my boss didn't come running. I started to shake and cry. I just can't believe this.  :\'( :\'( My mind is still in 'NO, NO, NO, NO" mode.  :\'( :\'( I didn't find a lot of details online. I can't process this. My brain just can't comprehend this. I already talked to a few Brokies on the phone. This is a time when I wish we were closer in proximity. I have too many thoughts running in my mind none of which make much sense right now. Geez it's on the scroll bar of the news right now. I can't believe this is true. I feel so sick right now. :\'(

Michelle, you so wanted to see him at the premiere of TDK in NYC.  I hope that somehow, the public would be allowed to express their condolences.  Perhaps a memorial service in NYC?

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jackster on Jan 22, 2008, 05:40 PM
(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/Goodbye.jpg)

G'bye Heath. We barely knew ye . . . .
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 05:43 PM
I'll have to see if there will be a memorial service or something. I was talking with Barb before..crap the story is on cnn right now. Jordan just came in and hugged me. She just asked me if he's the guy on the poster from my movie  :\'( :\'( :\'( I can't believe this. I just can't. i talked to Barb before and she is as incoherent as I am.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Mars on Jan 22, 2008, 05:45 PM
I am in tears.

I'm too...so saddened, so saddened :\'(
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Post by: Toadily on Jan 22, 2008, 05:46 PM
I got a call at work around 4:45 pm. I let out such a loud 'WHAT?!" that I'm surprised that my boss didn't come running. I started to shake and cry. I just can't believe this.  :\'( :\'( My mind is still in 'NO, NO, NO, NO" mode.  :\'( :\'( I didn't find a lot of details online. I can't process this. My brain just can't comprehend this. I already talked to a few Brokies on the phone. This is a time when I wish we were closer in proximity. I have too many thoughts running in my mind none of which make much sense right now. Geez it's on the scroll bar of the news right now. I can't believe this is true. I feel so sick right now. :\'(

I know, it's like he's been taken from us. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 22, 2008, 05:47 PM
I'm just so devastated. I cant believe this is true, I really cant. Heath cant be dead, he was so young and so beautiful and what about Matilda, he loved that little girl.  God, I just cant deal with this....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 05:49 PM
Michelle, Barb, guys I think all of us are inconsolable just now. My mum and sister just called me as it's on the news. They know I love this movie and these guys, so if we are feeling like this then his family must be so bad. I hope we can all send them out some love and prayers for a wonderful, son, father and incredible actor.

His performance in BBM showed us a star and this horrendous event has produced another legend. God...I feel I'm saying all the wrong things and just rambling. It's a nightmare.

I love all of you and I'm thinking of you all my friends.

 :\'( :\'( :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 05:50 PM
If there is any consolation for us here, it is that we know he is now an Immortal in the world of Art and Cinema.  

He shall be remembered, long after so many other Oscar nominees and winners have been hopelessly, so hopelessly, forgotten.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 05:51 PM
 :ghug: to everyone. I know they really don't suffice right now.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: aconite20 on Jan 22, 2008, 05:51 PM
i'm not sure i'll ever be able to watch BBM again, my stomach is in a knot, its brought back all the feelings of hurt.

if i watch the film again i'll cry from start to finish, i don't think i can do that. Its like my best friend has died. is that stupid? I didn't know him, but that film moved me so much.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 05:55 PM
Michelle, Barb, guys I think all of us are inconsolable just now. My mum and sister just called me as it's on the news. They know I love this movie and these guys, so if we are feeling like this then his family must be so bad. I hope we can all send them out some love and prayers for a wonderful, son, father and incredible actor.

His performance in BBM showed us a star and this horrendous event has produced another legend. God...I feel I'm saying all the wrong things and just rambling. It's a nightmare.

I love all of you and I'm thinking of you all my friends.

 :\'( :\'( :ghug:

Tom you said it all beautifully.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 22, 2008, 06:00 PM
I´ve just known the horrible news,almost by chance before going to sleep;please,tell me that´s not true, that here in Spain the pieces of news arrive late and bad...It can´t be true,God¡.It´s as if the tragedy of Ennis and Jack repite itself in real life;but now this is not an story whose end we can change with a fic...It´s true and I can´t believe it¡.
I won´t be able to see BBM again;it´d be too awful to me...

What can we do now?

                                         
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 22, 2008, 06:01 PM
     I know this will be taken the wrong way, but am too shaken to not say it.  We had warning.  Go to page 432 of the photos section, showing
Heath in London.  Please, PLEASE, look closer at those where he looked sad.  We still do not know the cause of death, but in those pictures
were an inexpressible sadness, and deeper than just a bad mood.  I did post that I was worried, and now am suffering even more because
somebody should have seen that, around him, and done anything and everything possible.  If it turns out to be true that he was depressed,
it only goes to say he was too good for this world.  For all the glamor, and the success, he really was sensitive, shy, easily hurt.
  I did worry, from those pictures and the disarray of his web site, and other warning signs, but never expected this. This is a terrible tragedy.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 22, 2008, 06:01 PM
I can't stop crying for him
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:03 PM
What are we to do?

We celebrate his life, as much as we continue to honor him in death.

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Post by: jacks_key on Jan 22, 2008, 06:03 PM
i'm not sure i'll ever be able to watch BBM again, my stomach is in a knot, its brought back all the feelings of hurt.

if i watch the film again i'll cry from start to finish, i don't think i can do that. Its like my best friend has died. is that stupid? I didn't know him, but that film moved me so much.

No, it is not stupid.  I was hysterical when I heard the news - screaming, crying - my husband thought I'd lost my mind.  I just can't fully comprehend this.  It's like a bad dream!   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MaxHim on Jan 22, 2008, 06:04 PM
 :\'(

  I can believe it ...I am so so so shocked  (t)

I am just speechless....


 :ghug:


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:05 PM

(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/01/22/0122_heath_372x192.jpg)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 06:06 PM
I feel like I've lost a family member... :\'( :\'(
Just talked to Keren(she is devastated) and told her that he will be remembered like all this immortal actors that died young,
and I thought of James Dean... 

RIP  HEATH!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 06:07 PM
Dear BBM family, how I wish I could be with you to comfort you and give you hugs.

Words can not express my sadness. If there will be any comfort, it is to know that Jack and Ennis are forever together in heaven.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/heath.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:08 PM
I feel like I've lost a family member... :\'( :\'(
Just talked to Keren(she is devastated) and told her that he will be remembered like all this immortal actors that died young,
and I thought of James Dean... 

Exactly.  As the Poet has said:

But now you may stare as you like and there's nothing to scan;
And brushing your elbow unguessed-at and not to be told
They carry back bright to the coiner the mintage of man,
The lads that will die in their glory and never be old.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 22, 2008, 06:08 PM
I am completely devastated!

RIP Heath (poor Matilda)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 06:08 PM
This has really shaken me so much. I am on edge and feel like I am going to crack up.

I have to give thanks publically to this man though. He, Jake, Ang and the rest have made the last couple of years much more bearable for me and millions of like minded souls. that is a wonderful legacy for which I for one will love the man forever.

I'm trying to see reason in this, but can't.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 22, 2008, 06:08 PM
I just don't know what to do right now. I'm weaving back and forth from, he needs to be remembered to wanting to not acknowledge any of this, and by any of this I mean BBM too. The last time something like this happened I completely ignore anything that had to do with it for six months and I cannot do that this time, but I feel myself going there and I need to be as strong as possible to not let it happen. I can't act like none of this happened just to make things easier on me, but it's how I react to things. I hope that the wonderful friends I have made here will help me cope in a positive way, as I will help them. We're a family here and I think the difference here is that all of you know how I am feeling and we will be there for each other. I treasure you all so much.

Hope that makes even a little bit of sense.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MaxHim on Jan 22, 2008, 06:09 PM
I feel like I've lost a family member... :\'( :\'(
Just talked to Keren(she is devastated) and told her that he will be remembered like all this immortal actors that died young,
and I thought of James Dean... 

RIP  HEATH!

I quote  !!!

But why have our Hereos to pass off so quickly...it is too unfair  :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:09 PM
Dear BBM family, how I wish I could be with you to comfort you and give you hugs.

Words can not express my sadness. If there will be any comfort, it is to know that Jack and Ennis are forever together in heaven.

Thank you, Ethan.  

Heath, go with God.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 06:13 PM
i'm not sure i'll ever be able to watch BBM again, my stomach is in a knot, its brought back all the feelings of hurt.

if i watch the film again i'll cry from start to finish, i don't think i can do that. Its like my best friend has died. is that stupid? I didn't know him, but that film moved me so much.

No it's not, I told my mom the same thing and she said to be "Lis, it's not stupid. You loved his films and knew much about him, it was almost like you really did know him"

I don't know what to do....I wanted to meet him one day, tell him what an amazing actor he is...i know i've said this already but I can't believe it...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 06:15 PM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k116/lil_dwarf_611/Heath%20Ledger/Roar28.jpg)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 22, 2008, 06:16 PM
(http://www.freewebs.com/heath-jake/base_heath_ledger.jpg)

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: edgar on Jan 22, 2008, 06:17 PM
Good-bye, Heath.

Requiem Eternam.

 :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tatia85 on Jan 22, 2008, 06:18 PM
If there is any consolation for us here, it is that we know he is now an Immortal in the world of Art and Cinema.  

He shall be remembered, long after so many other Oscar nominees and winners have been hopelessly, so hopelessly, forgotten.



May he rest in peace... We will forever remember him
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:18 PM
I'm shaking and crying like crazy here, I feel like dying myself. God I love this man he can't be dead he can't be!!!!!!!!!

keren, if we love him, we will stay true to his memory.  We shall continue to celebrate him.  Beauty cannot die.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 22, 2008, 06:18 PM
OMG I just can't believe it! I'm in a state of shock!  :\'(
He was my age, so young... This so unfair!

But I know he will always be in our hearts. He will be a legend.

This is not much but here is my tribute to him, the best way I can express it:

(http://sebnfr.site.voila.fr/ennisjack/ban999.JPG)

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 22, 2008, 06:19 PM
This is so terrible, I can't believe, I just can't. I wish I could cry, if that would make me feel better, but I can't even do that...Now it just hurts so much...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:19 PM
May he rest in peace... We will forever remember him

We must remember him.  It is the least we could do.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: thelastaerie on Jan 22, 2008, 06:20 PM
The news still hasn't completely sunk in... it seems unreal that he's gone.  Life can be so fleeting  :\'(


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 22, 2008, 06:21 PM
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m293/trekfan12/Jake%20and%20Heath%20shots%20for%20story/heathsittingonrockingchair.jpg)

RIP Heath!

Love you!  forever in our hearts 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:22 PM
OMG I just can't believe it! I'm in a state of shock!  :\'(
He was my age, so young... This so unfair!

But I know he will always be in our hearts. He will be a legend.

This is not much but here is my tribute to him, the best way I can express it:

(http://sebnfr.site.voila.fr/ennisjack/ban999.JPG)

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

Thanks pierralex for the beautiful banner.

In the core of our hearts, Heath is alive.  In the core of our hearts, he will never die.



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: yb on Jan 22, 2008, 06:23 PM
I thought it was a cruel joke at first.  I have been crying the past hour and am still shaking, I can't believe it! 

RIP Heath, I love you so much!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 06:23 PM
This is so terrible, I can't believe, I just can't. I wish I could cry, if that would make me feel better, but I can't even do that...Now it just hurts so much...

I'm the same, I want to scream and bawl my eyes out, but I'm all fuzzy headed and out of kilter at this. I want this to be untrue but know it's not. I think I'll die when I hear what Ang has to say. Such a beautiful soul.

Seb, the tribute is beautiful my friend and I thank you for it from my heart.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: eric_idle_rules on Jan 22, 2008, 06:24 PM
I just found out the news, and I was in shock.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:24 PM
Friends, in the coming days, think of how best we can honor Heath's memory.  

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: gambrinus on Jan 22, 2008, 06:24 PM
I just can't believe this. I just came home and read the BBC news site.

I am in tears. I feel so sad that such a young, talented actor with so much ahead of him would apparently take his own life.

It's just too tragic for words...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 22, 2008, 06:25 PM
A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning

A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine

So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.

~~Charlie Daniels
(written en route to the funeral for his friend, Ronnie Van Zant of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: mel08 on Jan 22, 2008, 06:30 PM
Hi,

I've only posted in the Oxford thread yet so propably most of won't know only from LJ where I post my fanfiction. But I hope it's ok to be here...

Anyway I'm sitting here at home and can't stop crying. I saw the news on the German TV about one hour ago and since then I'm in a state of shock.

I feel as if BBM came forcefully back to me - but now the other way round.

This is so unbelievable sad - I'm so devastated because I really can't understand one thing: didn't anybody in his near surrounding see how bad he must have felt?
In the German news they are talking about suicide...

Didn't anybody see it?

Goddam - this is such a tragedy... I'm beyond words...

And I feel so utterly, utterly sorry for his daughter. Jesus - what a nightmare....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: septuaginarian on Jan 22, 2008, 06:31 PM
He is now one for the ages.

I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
very pleasant have you been to me;
your love to me was wonderful.
passing the love of women.
                  2 Samuel 1:26

Requiescat in pace.

Dona nobis pacem.


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 22, 2008, 06:32 PM
I'm shocked..I can't think anything... :\'( I can't believe it......
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 06:37 PM
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/Heath/heathBBMq1.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lady Ashkenazi on Jan 22, 2008, 06:37 PM
What a sad new!! I was really in shock when i read this i couldn't believe this! this is really sad I can't think right
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 22, 2008, 06:39 PM
Hi,

I've only posted in the Oxford thread yet so propably most of won't know only from LJ where I post my fanfiction. But I hope it's ok to be here...



It is ok for everyone to be here

I know we keep getting the Exceeded the CPU quota message, but please be patient, it is good that we are together now
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Cowboy Cody on Jan 22, 2008, 06:41 PM
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a Candle in the Wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rains set in...
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

God Bless Ya Heath, Go in Peace.

Sadly, I'm reminded of the last scene as he stares out of the window across the windswept field, lonely, distant, and not knowing where to go...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MaxHim on Jan 22, 2008, 06:41 PM

I  :^^) you all...
we have to be strong my friends
 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bnjmn3 on Jan 22, 2008, 06:41 PM
We can just be thankful. I do not know how else to endure such loss. We will just have to "stand it" and remember.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 22, 2008, 06:42 PM
I was in the office, half listening to the radio, when they mention some actor died, and than they mentioned his name.  I was stunned, I couldn't move.  But  God you guys don't know how I wanted to get out of there, and come home to you.  

Heath's death hit me like when Lennon died.  I still can't express all I feel about the lost of this young beautiful actor, and his promise  and potential of being one of the greats.  All I can do is say a prayer for him.

I can't say any more than that.

Except I love all of you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 06:42 PM
Hello all.  :ghug:

Michelle is right. I'm still in shock, as are most of you. :-\\

I'm so glad we can come together here to share our  :ghug: and our heartfelt wishes for Heath to be at peace and for his family to get through this. :\'(  :\'(

Thomas, I agree that a tribute of some sort would be appropriate.

I wish I could say something to help us heal. The Charlie Daniels poem was beautiful. :\'(  <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 22, 2008, 06:46 PM
I can't stop crying, I can't. This is the worst nightmare, I'm totally devastated. How am I going to be able to watch the movie again? :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

This is too horrible for words, it can't be happening. He was so young, so beautiful, so talented. He has a loving family, a little girl. I was looking forward to seeing him in more films, he was going to win the Oscar some day... :\'( :\'( :\'(

I'm inconsolable right now. It hurts so much I can't stand it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Koka on Jan 22, 2008, 06:47 PM
I simply can't believe it. I'm shocked, I'm crying my heart out....how could this have happened?!?!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: KitKat on Jan 22, 2008, 06:47 PM
I just can't believe it. 

I can't wrap my mind around it.

Rest in peace.

 :ghug: to everyone here.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:48 PM

Requiescat in pace.

Dona nobis pacem.

pro eo quod laboravit anima eius videbit et saturabitur in scientia sua iustificabit ipse iustus servus meus multos et iniquitates eorum ipse portabit
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 06:49 PM
My friend just called me about it because she knows I love Brokeback Mountain. I said I was ok cuz she didn't know how big a fan I was, but now I just can't help but cry  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:50 PM
I can't stop crying, I can't. This is the worst nightmare, I'm totally devastated. How am I going to be able to watch the movie again? :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

This is too horrible for words, it can't be happening. He was so young, so beautiful, so talented. He has a loving family, a little girl. I was looking forward to seeing him in more films, he was going to win the Oscar some day... :\'( :\'( :\'(

I'm inconsolable right now. It hurts so much I can't stand it.

keren, I know how much you loved him.

We can't stop now.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 06:50 PM
I would like to pay my condolences to his family .. such a great loss to them...too...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/Heath/heathWallpaperGr3.jpg)

Will be in our memory forever.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 22, 2008, 06:51 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/flat/archive/2008/01/22/chronicle/archive/2008/01/22/DDG6UJRN4.html?tsp=1

San Francisco paper did a good tribute here.  Well written by the local critic.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 22, 2008, 06:51 PM
A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning

A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine

So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.

~~Charlie Daniels
(written en route to the funeral for his friend, Ronnie Van Zant of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.)


Oh my.  That got me started crying all over again.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 06:52 PM
It always hurts me when young talented life is wasted. When Brad Renfro died a few days ago I was saddened as he was a great wee actor as well, but with Heath I feel I shared every minute with him on screen and so many points of view, laughs thrills hopes ( for the Oscar) with all of you that it seems to mean so much more.

I just grieve for all the great characters he still had in him, that I'll now never see. I grieve for Matilda and all those who loved him and I grieve for us as well.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: welshwitch on Jan 22, 2008, 06:53 PM
This is a terrible shock for everyone; my sympathies go out to his family, and specially to the daughter who is going to grow up without a father.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carolina on Jan 22, 2008, 06:54 PM
Why him, God?  Why Heath?   :(  My boyfriend just called to tell me and I switched over to CNN Headline news right then.   :\'(  I can't believe it.  Our Ennis is gone.  No, it can't be so. 
"You gave us hope, you gave us someone to love.
You lit up our lives in your short time here, our friend,
And the images of you will be in our hearts forever.
You made up believe that someone was out there
Who knew how we feel on so many levels and when
We saw you explore those feelings, our spirits soared
And our collective heart cheered.  You touched us.
And we will never forget what you gave to us, as
A community and as a world.  We loved you and we can
Only pray that you knew how much you touched us and
How much we all loved you and wanted to be beside you.
So you'll now be on that Brokeback Mountain we all dream
About, your spirit will ride the quiet peaks and we'll be right
There with you.  Rest easy, our friend.  We will always love you.
Heath, I swear...." :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: nspat on Jan 22, 2008, 06:55 PM
Replay: Ennis, tearful, lonely in a remote trailer, suffering a love lost; Heath, tearful and loney in a NYC Soho apt, suffering a love lost of Michelle and Matilda; this is so tragic and painful
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 06:55 PM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k116/lil_dwarf_611/Heath%20Ledger/hlactingisaformofexpression.jpg)
<3
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 06:55 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/flat/archive/2008/01/22/chronicle/archive/2008/01/22/DDG6UJRN4.html?tsp=1

San Francisco paper did a good tribute here.  Well written by the local critic.

Thanks. Please let me quote this from the end of the article.

"There's no way to make sense of this. No way to end an appreciation like this on an uplift when the news is so sad. If there's something positive to be said, it's that the best work Ledger left behind will last forever, and the rest is already forgotten."

 :ghug: to everyone and my sincerest condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jusepetwist on Jan 22, 2008, 06:56 PM
My poor child,my heath; you´ll be always with me,always.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 22, 2008, 06:57 PM
A friend from overseas sent me a poster of him as Ennis for Christmas, I took it to a frame shop yesterday... I have to go pick it up Monday, I better send someone else, I'm not sure I'll manage  :-\\

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Added_4_20_06_New_BB_High_Def202817.jpg)

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 06:57 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/flat/archive/2008/01/22/chronicle/archive/2008/01/22/DDG6UJRN4.html?tsp=1

San Francisco paper did a good tribute here.  Well written by the local critic.

Beautiful.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 06:58 PM
Wonderful quote, Ethan, from a beautiful tribute. Thank you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 07:00 PM
The internet is going crazy with the news and all sites seem to be in agreement that we have lost an incredible talent. Some of the information out there is very upsetting though. I just saw footage of them putting him in the ambulance and it's left me cold. It's like I saw it so now I know it's true.

This is so bad I have to be here yet I have to go.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 22, 2008, 07:05 PM
Ennis del Mar was a fictional character ... we know that.
Heath Ledger was a real man ... we know that.

Heath Ledger, actor, breathed life into a hero I didn't even know existed before his amazing performance/role in Brokeback Mountain. 

Still the hero of my life, Ennis del Mar.

Thank you, Mr. Ledger.  What ever happened to you, it's wrong.

May I suggest a synchronized toast to Mr. Ledger?

I'm so glad this web-site exists, otherwise I'd have no place to share my grief. Thanks all.

*toast* ... TO MR HEATH LEDGER.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 07:07 PM


http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-01-22-heath-ledger-timeline_N.htm

------------------------------------------------

A Heath Ledger timeline
 
Highlights in the life of actor Heath Ledger:

April 4, 1979: Heath Ledger is born in Perth, Australia. At 16, quits high school, moves to Sydney and pursues his first movie parts; later relocates to Hollywood.

1999: He breaks out as a surly outsider in the teen romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, starring Julia Stiles.

2000: Stars in the big-ticket drama The Patriot, co-starring Mel Gibson.

•While filming his next project in Prague, he meets actress Heather Graham. The two date for about a year.

2001: After starring in the romantic adventure comedy A Knight's Tale, he is nominated for Teen Choice and MTV Movie awards.

•Plays Billy Bob Thornton's conflicted, suicidal son in Monster's Ball.

2004: In April, Naomi Watts and Ledger call it quits after two low-key years together; they met while shooting 2003's Ned Kelly.

•He hooks up with Michelle Williams while shooting Brokeback Mountain with her in the summer and fall.

2005: Stars in the drama Brokeback Mountain as Jake Gyllenhaal's tortured lover; earns his first Oscar nomination for the role.

• Daughter Matilda Rose is born Oct. 28.

2006: In March, he and Williams walk the red carpet together at the Academy Awards. Neither wins in their respective categories, actor and supporting actress.

2007: In September, Williams and Ledger break up quietly after three years together.

•In November, the drama I'm Not There opens; Ledger plays one of Bob Dylan's many incarnations.

•In December, photos of Ledger as The Joker from Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Batman flick Dark Knight hit the Internet.

2008: The last photos of Ledger emerge from London, where he was in costume shooting The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

•On Jan. 22, his body is found with sleeping pills nearby in a New York apartment. Police do not suspect foul play.

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Hanna on Jan 22, 2008, 07:12 PM
OMG! I just heard it ten minutes ago, I was working the whole evening.

I am totally out of words, I just cant believe it! he cannot be dead. there were new pics of him from the imaginarium just two days ago, and i watched candy last night!

I don't know what to say and I can hardly see my keyboard because I can't stop crying. 

Oh God
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 07:14 PM

 i watched candy last night!

Oh God

Me as well!! I can't believe it...he had his whole life ahead of him  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 22, 2008, 07:15 PM
I simply cannot comprehend that he is no longer with us. I am in a state of shock and disbelieve. How can this have happened.

My heart goes out to his family, especially his daughter.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ep00sc on Jan 22, 2008, 07:16 PM

Heath,

Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Good Bye
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LJ on Jan 22, 2008, 07:18 PM
Regardless of how or why - I am heart broken.  I simply don't want to believe it. 

Now it seems as tho' Ennis has also died.  I know that doesn't make sense - but that is how it feels right now.

And although I have only been here a few times - I knew others here would know how this feels.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: greenfrog on Jan 22, 2008, 07:18 PM
My whole insides are twisted, I just logged on to the internet and saw the news and came straight here. Shocked to the core.

Mine are too. I've only just got out of bed and I came to check my e-mail ...

 :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: scruffy on Jan 22, 2008, 07:21 PM
I've been sitting here for hours trying to think of something brilliant to say -- something that will put it all in perspective for everyone, including myself.  The truth of the matter is, I'm hurt, angry and downright devastated.  It's just not fair for someone so young with such a promising career to die.

I was in tears the first time I saw Brokeback and absolutely inconsolable the second, third, tenth time...
...and it was mainly due to Heath's performance.  I was upset when Heath did not win the academy award and threw a pillow at the TV.  But I knew in my heart that his time would come.  He was an amazing actor and would get that much deserved award one day.  And that award would be, in part, for Ennis.  It's too late now.

The Brokeback forums helped many people through the trauma of the movie and I have no doubt that we will be able to help each other through this tragedy.  There are many good people here.  We'll mourn and heal together.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 07:23 PM
*toast* ... TO MR HEATH LEDGER.
Ditto that!!!

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/Heath/heathslide.jpg)

In loving memory  (http://bestsmileys.com/candle/1.gif)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 07:27 PM
My friend Anna, a new Heath fan just called me 10 minutes ago, and she was speechless...All i said was 'He had so much ahead of him, I can't believe it"...thats all i can say, and for his daughter. I give my prayers to her as well, having to deal with the split of her parents and now the death of her father.

I just watched the song "Angel" with BBM and I couldn't help but cry more... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 22, 2008, 07:28 PM
Posthumous BEST ACTOR Award to Heath Ledger for his role as Ennis del Mar in Brokeback Mountain ... it's ONLY right! 

How loud can we be?  :c)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 22, 2008, 07:28 PM
beautiful hpv <^( :\'(
thanks

 :ghug: to all
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 22, 2008, 07:28 PM
  Jerasjr--you found the right poem---it's all there.  None of my so-called friends are any help, right now, here in Norfolk.  Am unable to think
very well.  Always kept it to myself, in this forum, I had the greatest sense Heath was someone more than what was showing, and he meant
a great deal to me, not as a celeb. or for BBM, but for himself.  Felt that way ever since I saw the interview with him on the DVD--saw there
a person searching to find himself, and very much in need of reassurance and being appreciated for who he was, aside from his career.
Am almost to the point of bitterness, because he should have known, he was loved for himself by so very many.  This is a hurting that isn't going
to go away for a long, long time.  This is just the first few hours of grieving.  Everybody else, hurting so bad, keep the faith.  We will never
forget him.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 07:33 PM

I must go home and have silence.  My surroundings appear pitch black for me right now.

Who knows the depths of sadness of the heart? 

What can one make of it, except to recall the words of the Poet:
 
Come, said my soul,
Such verses for my body let us write, (for we are one),
That should i after death invisibly return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(tallying earth's soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas'd smile i may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning--as, first, i here and now,
Signing for soul and body, set to them my name


(http://www.mtv.com/movies/photos/o/oscars06/eye_candy/heath1.jpg)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: welshwitch on Jan 22, 2008, 07:38 PM
Look what he created in Ennis, look how the movie changed things, look what he left us.

And now we've lost him, and learnt that with the same shock that he read of Jack's death.

"No man is an island, entire of itself. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

And tonight for Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 22, 2008, 07:40 PM
And tonight, I think a part of each of us here died with him...

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lightnin flat on Jan 22, 2008, 07:41 PM

 i just turned on my computer i am shocked.  
  my thoughts are with his family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 22, 2008, 07:42 PM
I had gone to bed, but a thought managed to forme in my head while I was in bed and I just have to say it

Ennis is still alive at the end of the film and will forever be in our hearts. Heath has passed away but will also stay in our hearts forever. And it is partly because of Heath that we are all here, that we have become friends, that we can meet and hug and laugh and be happy, that we can find solace in harsh and difficult times. So I am beginning to feel a sense of joy. A gratitute towards Heath, that will always be with me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 07:45 PM
I just saw in the news them putting his body into the ambulence...it has all now become real to me...even though I don't wanna believe it...  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Kemmer on Jan 22, 2008, 07:48 PM
I don't think I was so into the "person" Heath Ledger, so much as the Ennis he was to all of us.  I still can't get my mind around his not being here anymore.  So many feelings are whirling around in my head; I don't think I've felt a loss like this since John Kennedy was shot.  Emptiness. Like part of me died.  At least we have each other--Brokies--to voice our tragedy without being laughed at.  GODDAM!!!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 22, 2008, 07:49 PM
I can't breath easily....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Audrey twist on Jan 22, 2008, 07:51 PM
.............I can't stop my tears..........
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bellissimo on Jan 22, 2008, 07:51 PM
This is not true, i won't believe this.  :\'( . He brought Ennis to life, the biggest inspiration of our life. its so sad and painful. i'm crying my heart out. its the same feelings when Jack died. shocked inside out. i was going to bed to sleep but i don't think i could sleep for a week now. feels like going back into the closet again.
 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: greenfrog on Jan 22, 2008, 07:52 PM
.............I can't stop my tears..........

 :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 22, 2008, 07:57 PM
I watched BBM for the upteenth time last night, I made my daily visit to the forum this morning, and tonight, well,  I feel this pain, but can't cry.   I wish I could cry,  maybe this pain would go away, and leave me be.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 22, 2008, 07:58 PM
I have quickly skimmed the posts but can't bring myself to read anything, its all too sad.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 07:58 PM
I looked up in IMDB.com they already added the death date there...   

http://imdb.com/name/nm0005132/

Date of Birth: 4 April 1979, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 22 January 2008, Manhattan, New York, USA   

Still can't believe it!
It's near 3am and I can't sleep either...its just to hard to digest ...!!!!! :\'( :\'( :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 22, 2008, 08:00 PM
OMG! I just heard it ten minutes ago, I was working the whole evening.

I am totally out of words, I just cant believe it! he cannot be dead. there were new pics of him from the imaginarium just two days ago, and i watched candy last night!

I don't know what to say and I can hardly see my keyboard because I can't stop crying. 

Oh God

Hanna  :ghug: :ghug:

This is one of the most tragic days of my life... :\'( :\'( :\'( I need you guys, I really need you. I'm still in total shock.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 08:02 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: septuaginarian on Jan 22, 2008, 08:03 PM
He is now one for the ages.




"How are the mighty fallen
   in the midst of the battle!

"Jonathan lies slain upon thy high places.
  I am distressed for you, my brother
    Jonathan;
very pleasant have you been to me;
  your love to me was wonderful,
  passing the love of women.

                    2 Samuel 25 & 26


Requiescat in pace.


Dona nobis pacem.



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Hanna on Jan 22, 2008, 08:04 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

That is a very nice idea, ethan!  :ghug:  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 08:05 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

 :ghug: Ethan.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 08:06 PM
I just can't believe this!! :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HLJG on Jan 22, 2008, 08:06 PM
Five minutes ago, we learned that Heath has died. I do not know what to say. But let us just gather here.

I just woke uo to find messages that Heath was dead.
I hadn't been on the boards for months til a day or two ago.
May he rest in peace--
He walks with the angels now.,.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 22, 2008, 08:07 PM
Must go to bed, but I don't think I will sleep tonight. I don't know how I will concentrate tomorrow.

Ethan honey, as always you know just what to do. Thank you for your gesture and I hope you take all of our love with you.

Goodnight my Brokie Beaus and Belles, I may be back.

 :ghug:  :( :( :(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Del_Marvelous on Jan 22, 2008, 08:09 PM
This is so tragic. The world has lost one of the most wonderful actors of all time. Rest in peace, Heath.

Del_Marvelous
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: camom on Jan 22, 2008, 08:10 PM
I haven't posted on this forum for many months, but BBM is and always will be in my heart, in part because Ennis reminds me so much of someone who also yearned for love, yet could not allow himself to have it...my brother.  The coroner called to tell me he was dead, a suicide from an overdose of pills, on January 22, 1999.  This is truly a terrible day. 

RIP Heath, thank you so much.  You will live forever.

camom
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 22, 2008, 08:12 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you, Ethan :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 22, 2008, 08:14 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thanks Ethan!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: yb on Jan 22, 2008, 08:17 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you so much, Ethan.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 08:19 PM
I was talking about his latest role as The Joker with a friend yesterday.. I can't believe he's gone!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 08:21 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

 He will be greatly missed :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 08:21 PM
Ethan, what a wonderful gesture! I know you will take with you all of our love. Thank you for doing this on behalf of all of us.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 22, 2008, 08:22 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:
Thank you Ethan
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 08:23 PM
Hanna  :ghug: :ghug:

This is one of the most tragic days of my life... :\'( :\'( :\'( I need you guys, I really need you. I'm still in total shock.

We're in this together. I wish I could hug you in person. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FineYoungGenius on Jan 22, 2008, 08:24 PM
    We all share in the shock and solemn grief at the knowledge of our beloved Heath Ledger's sudden passing.  Heath Ledger's extraordinary personality and massive artistic talent will live on in our hearts.  He will be immortalised in our hearts, in our memories, in our affections.   We send our condolence to his loved ones- his parents, and of-course his daughter Matilda Rose and Michelle Williams.  Obviously all who knew will feel his loss tremendously.  He will be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Kemmer on Jan 22, 2008, 08:25 PM
Quote
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.

We--all of us--will be with you in this measure of our tribute.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 08:26 PM
Thanks all. It will be the least I can do.  :ghug: :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 22, 2008, 08:28 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:
OMG ethan that is going to be so hard, wish I could be there for support. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 08:28 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:
It's a great idea!
If you can tell us the time you'll be there, I might also be then with you in spirit!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 22, 2008, 08:28 PM
And tonight, I think a part of each of us here died with him...



So true, Thomas.  So true.   :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Riobbm23 on Jan 22, 2008, 08:29 PM
This is shocking and a terrible tragedy...  i'm not an active member in this fansite but i'm such a big fan of the movie, i can't believe he is gone!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Valandil Eluch on Jan 22, 2008, 08:31 PM
 :\'( :\'( :\'(

I was coming to class when a friend showed me the yahoo homepage I'm really  sad and in shock never thought this could happen. Hope his family are ok and full of comfort.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 22, 2008, 08:31 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you so much for that, this means a lot.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 22, 2008, 08:32 PM
     Am sorry to post again about the warning signals, that something was wrong, but those warning signals only go to show there was so much
more there, beneath the celebrity glitter.  There was the report of a fan seeing him in a bad part of Brooklyn, and talking to him and that got
me to thinking-what was he doing in that part of town?  And then his fan club sites were falling into disarray, as if he no longer cared, and then
I spoke up, in this forum, about those pictures from London.  Not as strongly as I wanted to, for fear of criticism, but a close look at several
of those photos showed intense suffering, if you looked closely.  Celebs smile for the cameras. He was lost in some haze, of deep pain, and as
I said in the post, I was worried. That was pg. 432 of the photos and I think there, you can see---something had a grip on him.
   That these warning signals may have been there, only doubles the grief for me, for it means he really was---kind, sensitive, loving, and greatly
in need of being loved for himself.  I may be losing some Brokie friends over saying there were warning signs, it all wasn't Disneyland for him, but
I grieve the real man, not the celebrity and believe most, or even all of you feel the same way on that.
   Tonight, it isn't BBM, or Ennis Del Mar, or even "Heath Ledger"-----it's Heath that we lost.  The Heath from Perth, Australia, who found his way
over here, through his career.  And am so bitter, so very bitter, at the thought he may have died not knowing he really was loved, for himself.
Won't say any more on that.  Goes nowhere.  But we'll find a way to keep him with us.  After the shock and the tears, I know we'll find a way
to heal, gradually, but also to never let him drift off into just a memory.  He's got to stay with us....here.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 22, 2008, 08:34 PM
Heath's spirit will live with us, as long as we can ride...
Thank you Ethan, everyone of us will appreciate your gesture!
I just wish we could send our condolences to his family as well...

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 08:36 PM
Heath's spirit will live with us, as long as we can ride...
Thank you Ethan, everyone of us will appreciate your gesture!
I just wish we could send our condolences to his family as well...

Aurora,  :ghug: :ghug: we will think of a way to properly pay our tribute to Mr. Ledger and send our condolences.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 22, 2008, 08:37 PM
Gorgeous, jer  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jackchristopher27 on Jan 22, 2008, 08:38 PM
This is absolutely devastating. It's really sad. I still can't even believe it. He was a great actor. I was at work when I heard it and couldn't get over it. I haven't been on here a while and I knew that I needed to go to this site as soon as I got home. It's a sad day.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: mario on Jan 22, 2008, 08:38 PM
we came here originally crying, trying desperately to make sense of what we had just seen on screen.....and found a community of the like-minded, of the fine, good people of this world......and now we come again crying, seeking solace in our far-flung community, world-wide actually......James Dean, River Phoenix, and now Heath Ledger......the gods giveth, the gods taketh away.....whether suicide, or drug overdose....doesn't matter really....he is gone......and we mourn....oh how we mourn......and will continue to mourn....the characters, the roles he could've had, would have created....all lost now......Batman is a must see now.....tho not as we imagined it.....i prefer to remember him as Cassanova, which i saw after BBM......so carefree, so light, so lovely....so having fun.....oh my golden boy, yu have broken my heart.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 22, 2008, 08:39 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you  Ethan, I couldn't go past there tonight on my way to my own apartment, took the long way home.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 22, 2008, 08:42 PM
Oh boy. My heart goes out to him, his family and loved ones. 
I haven't posted in quite some time but my first reaction when I heard the news was to come here. I know how loved he is here and of his work.

this is so incredibly sad. My sister lived in Brooklyn and often saw them around.  I am by outside NYC myself - so in Soho a lot too.  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 22, 2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks to many of you who stop by to offer your support and share your love. It means a lot to this community.

Thank you  Ethan, I couldn't go past there tonight on my way to my own apartment, took the long way home. 

I know. It will be hard for me but it is the least I can do.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Riobbm23 on Jan 22, 2008, 08:47 PM
ETHAN, please take some pictures when you get there tomorrow with the flowers... we'll appreciate to see some images, thanks!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 08:48 PM
Another most appropriate thought:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~From a headstone in Ireland
So true!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ImEnnisShesJack on Jan 22, 2008, 08:50 PM
Heidi and I are devastated and in shock. I can't even find words. Such a loss, such a waste.
My thoughts are with his family and friends and especially his mini-me, Matilda.

Wonder what Jake is thinking right now. My thoughts are with him too.

Just heartbreaking news. Can't even believe it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 22, 2008, 08:53 PM
 :\'( :\'( it is 17.46 pacific time and I just heard the news form my friend who is from Perth, Australia.
I am shocked, this morning I had thoughts about how life is so fragile and how fortunate it was to live in these times, the poem I had posted yesterday was a reminder of my cry for love lost, and today love has died with my hopes of what this human being offered and had in store for many of us in a not so long distance.
I feel shattered, and I know the same applies to all of us, this is truly a devastating day
Why one earth must we always have those we love taken away
this BBM all over again
 ~) ~) ~)
I can't stop crying, why on earth i dont get it?
sorry
I just went to this link to light up a CANDLE for HEATH LEDGER :^^)

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm?l=eng
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ImEnnisShesJack on Jan 22, 2008, 08:53 PM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you, Ethan. Our hearts will be there with you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toycoon on Jan 22, 2008, 08:58 PM
I really doesn't seem possible. Heath's performance meant so much to so many of us. I wish there could have been something we could have done for him.

Why does the news say he had pnuemonia? What does that have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: proulxfan on Jan 22, 2008, 09:05 PM
I can't believe it! I have been busy with lots of things and had been feeling myself a very bad brokie for not checking in here!

There's nothing I can say except to thank you, Ethan for your wonderful thoughtful idea to express all our love and sorrow over this, and to say that the only thing that makes this at all bearable is knowing all of you are here and we can be united in our love and admiration and sharing our sense of loss...

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 22, 2008, 09:08 PM
Yes, thank you, Ethan for your idea.

I'm still in shock.  I can't believe he's gone.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 22, 2008, 09:20 PM
My best toughts are for Matilda, it's to young to loose your father  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 09:22 PM
Mine are too Pierre. That little girl lost her daddy.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ginal on Jan 22, 2008, 09:22 PM
I only watched BBM for the first time 2 months ago.  What a revelation the movie was, what a revelation Heath Ledger was.  I had BBM fever for like a month, had trouble sleeping for days.  I'm afraid to watch the end of the movie b/c it depresses the hell out of me.  I can only watch the beginning, to see the beauty.  How beautiful was Heath in that movie.  Like a teen, and I'm certainly not near that age anymore! I started seeking out all the movies this guy was in.  What a talent.  Monster's Ball, Brothers Grimm, even A Knight's Tale.  Seeing the previews for The Dark Knight, I was blown away by him and looked forward to watching although I really don't care for batman movies.

How shocking, it's like I barely "knew" this guy and now he's gone.  In interviews, he seemed so sweet, a bit shy.  How others described him, Jake Gyllenhal "Heath is sensitive" drew me to him even more.  To think of how many more great roles he had in him, what a waste.  Yet, I can't help but feel in his short life he accomplished more than well...I have.  To have helped create something as powerful and beautiful as BBM that has touched so many people...

So young, so beautiful, I don't think any actor's death has touched me so.  Just like BBM, Heath's death leaves me aching with what could have been.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 22, 2008, 09:25 PM
:\'( :\'( it is 17.46 pacific time and I just heard the news form my friend who is from Perth, Australia.
I am shocked, this morning I had thoughts about how life is so fragile and how fortunate it was to live in these times, the poem I had posted yesterday was a reminder of my cry for love lost, and today love has died with my hopes of what this human being offered and had in store for many of us in a not so long distance.
I feel shattered, and I know the same applies to all of us, this is truly a devastating day
Why one earth must we always have those we love taken away
this BBM all over again
 ~) ~) ~)
I can't stop crying, why on earth i dont get it?
sorry
I just went to this link to light up a CANDLE for HEATH LEDGER :^^)

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm?l=eng

Is there a group to link us all together? Where it asks to associate are candle?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 09:34 PM
I just found out within the last 15 minutes.  I'm so stunned and speechless. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 22, 2008, 09:36 PM
From the :light a candle
that's mine
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=5189254
and all the Heath candles
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=heath




Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 22, 2008, 09:37 PM
From the :light a candle
that's mine
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=5189254
and all the Heath candles
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=heath






Thank you, hpv. Will light mine right now :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jeffreymarc85 on Jan 22, 2008, 09:44 PM
I can hardly believe this. I feel so incredibly sad about Heath's death. He was such a sensitive and vulnerable person. Makes me want to cry.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 22, 2008, 09:46 PM
I just lit my candle, R.I.P. Heath!!  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 09:52 PM
I lit mine too. What a lovely site. :\'(  <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 09:57 PM
I lit mine too.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvHeath4ever on Jan 22, 2008, 09:59 PM
I don't even know what to say.  I am so sad  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
R.I.P. Heath
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Mickey 9:24 on Jan 22, 2008, 10:01 PM
Watching CNN thisafternoon the news came to me like being kicked in the stomach.  I couldn't believe what my eyes were telling me.
All I could say at that moment was HOW... and WHY?
Later it was revealed that pills were involved..... so sad.  I'm in total shock.   :\'(

Some time has elapsed.  I have talked to several Brokie pals.  We all are asking the question:  Are we demanding too much from our stars and heroes that they feel they need to turn to drugs to fill our hunger for them and their wonderful acting?

Sadly, I'm afraid the answer is yes!  I could go on, but not now.

Heath, my friend, rest in peace.  I will miss your smiling face.

Jake, when you read this, and I hope you do... Please take time off, lots of it for R & R before you do another film.  We love what you do on the screen and knowing another project will be coming down the pipe... in time.  I need to know you are OK and will be with us for a long long time.

.........HEATH, I SWEAR.........
Mickey 9:24
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jerasjr on Jan 22, 2008, 10:06 PM
hpv, the candles are a beautiful sight - a wonderful site
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 10:07 PM
they were just talking about him on the news .. such a tragedy! I'm in shock!

may he rest in peace!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 10:15 PM
I've been watching CNN too.  I just don't want to believe it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 22, 2008, 10:17 PM
Is there a group to link us all together? Where it asks to associate are candle?

I don't know maybe you can seach and find out if we could create one?

I just watched Come what may clip by ravebous and still in chock and too much tears to chat
catch you later
so sorry


search for the GROUP "  HEATH " 18 candles and 6 country so far
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 10:17 PM
 :ghug: Jarrad. Me neither.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: milomorris on Jan 22, 2008, 10:22 PM
Why does the news say he had pnuemonia? What does that have to do with anything?

It is possible that the prescription sleeping pills combined with the pneumonia could have caused his death.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 10:23 PM
frenchcda  :ghug:

CSC, I feel the same way.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 10:24 PM
:ghug: Jarrad. Me neither.  :\'(

It's just not real.  You know how I felt about him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 10:25 PM
It's just not real.  You know how I felt about him.

Yep.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Blaze on Jan 22, 2008, 10:28 PM
I lit a candle also.  

RIP, Heath.  You will live in our hearts forever....


 :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 22, 2008, 10:31 PM
Heath Ledger on screen
Audio slideshow: Garry Maddox

A flash player is required

http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/2008/entertainment/heath-ledger-retrospective/start.html

Farewell Heath  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 10:33 PM
It is possible that the prescription sleeping pills combined with the pneumonia could have caused his death.

You're right.  I really hope that this was accidental.  I would hate to find out that he really wanted to end his life.  I'm thinking about Matilda right now too.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 10:37 PM
why are they keeping showing him in this black bag?!

I hope he didn't take his own life too .. Ennis and Jack is never going to happen again :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 22, 2008, 10:39 PM
Oh my God!! :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

i'm without words just now. This can't be happening. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 22, 2008, 10:41 PM
To be an actor is to touch the boundries where we are most afraid to go. To be an actor is to push beyond the zone of comfort and show what we least want to see. Heath Ledger was able to do that and to touch our hearts and souls. He made the deepest and in the end the greatest sacrifice. Thank you friend, thank you. May you play with the angels now and be at peace.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: beatrice on Jan 22, 2008, 10:42 PM
I sit here grieving for a man I did not even know. Yet, in a way I did, as all who were touched by Brokeback Mountain, by his Ennis. My life will be forever changed.

There are no words that can make sense of, or give comfort to because Heath is dead.


Good night, sweet prince. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

B

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 22, 2008, 10:47 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/movies/23ledger.html?hp


 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

And I have to go to work, how can I be able to do that??? :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 10:50 PM
To be an actor is to touch the boundries where we are most afraid to go. To be an actor is to push beyond the zone of comfort and show what we least want to see. Heath Ledger was able to do that and to touch our hearts and souls. He made the deepest and in the end the greatest sacrifice. Thank you friend, thank you. May you play with the angels now and be at peace.

Beautiful  :ghug:  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 10:50 PM
why are they keeping showing him in this black bag?!

I hope he didn't take his own life too .. Ennis and Jack is never going to happen again :(

sweetlilg it is good to see you here again....I just wish it were under better circumstances. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: KitKat on Jan 22, 2008, 10:51 PM

and all the Heath candles
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=heath


I just lit mine.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: greenfrog on Jan 22, 2008, 10:52 PM
This is so hard to cope with ...

http://www.news.com.au/ (http://www.news.com.au/)

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 22, 2008, 11:00 PM
sweetlilg it is good to see you here again....I just wish it were under better circumstances. :\'(

likewise CSC!  :\'( :\'(

God.. this was too soon!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpkomodo on Jan 22, 2008, 11:03 PM
I was shock, and sad when I saw this news in Yahoo... I'm really sad... this is really sad... May he rest in peace. We all love you Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 22, 2008, 11:04 PM
This is so hard to cope with ...

http://www.news.com.au/ (http://www.news.com.au/)

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Too hard for all of us.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 11:11 PM
likewise CSC!  :\'( :\'(

God.. this was too soon!

I couldn't agree more.  God please let me wake up and this is just a bad dream.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jstephens9 on Jan 22, 2008, 11:16 PM
I am so incredibly sad and so completely shocked about this that I am at a loss of words. I keep thinking maybe it is not real. It is going to be so hard for me to watch BBM for a very long time. It brings another element of sadness into a movie that still bring sadness to me. Heath was incredible. He brought us Ennis.

Jack
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 11:17 PM
When I heard the news
from the office jokester
that you died of drug overdose
I would not, could not believe it

I held back the urge
to google you
to find out for sure
Too afraid, to find the truth

Whatever the cause, your death
reminds me of someone else
not unlike the friend I miss so much
but also Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her career

Some may compare you to others, but to me
Marilyn and you are a pair of shining stars
breaking new ground where others see not
Being your own role model, when others see only the pretty face

She was smart as well as gorgeous
You have character and intelligence, as much as good looks
What ever the cause that took you from this earth
You can rest assured that your work, your legacy, will remain forever.

Candle in the Wind, it is just as appropriate for you, as it is for Marilyn:
[modified without permission]

Goodbye my good friend
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your game

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a fan
Your candle burned out far too soon
Your legend will be told

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Heath committed suicide

Goodbye my good friend
From the man who loved you from afar
Who sees you as something as more than sexual
More than just a movie star

With love....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 11:20 PM
Beautiful Andrew and as a fellow Marilyn fan I have a deep appreciation for this. Two candles in the wind.  :\'(
 :ghug: to you sweetie
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 22, 2008, 11:21 PM


Candle in the Wind, it is just as appropriate for you, as it is for Marilyn:
[modified without permission]

Goodbye my good friend
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your game

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a fan
Your candle burned out far too soon
Your legend will be told

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Heath committed suicide

Goodbye my good friend
From the man who loved you from afar
Who sees you as something as more than sexual
More than just a movie star

With love....

Was thinking the same thing man.  :\'(  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 22, 2008, 11:25 PM
Dear Friends

Let's not be sad.  Mr. Ledger gave life to a character who united so many of us.  Let's never forget that.  We are all more alive - in many ways - because we had a hero in whom to belive.

Tragic, definitely.  And sad, too.

The greatest sadness is that Mr. Ledger might not have known how profoundly he was loved and admired.  

Perhaps this is OUR moment to let those whom we love KNOW how much they are loved.

No matter what, Ennis del Mar will never die ... and we have Mr. Heath Ledger to thank for that.

Light your candles, raise your glasses, and never forget.

Best ....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 22, 2008, 11:28 PM
Dear Friends

Let's not be sad.  Mr. Ledger gave life to a character who united so many of us.  Let's never forget that.  We are all more alive - in many ways - because we had a hero in whom to belive.

Tragic, definitely.  And sad, too.

The greatest sadness is that Mr. Ledger might not have known how profoundly he was loved and admired.  

Perhaps this is OUR moment to let those whom we love KNOW how much they are loved.

No matter what, Ennis del Mar will never die ... and we have Mr. Heath Ledger to thank for that.

Light your candles, raise your glasses, and never forget.

Best ....

Than you Jax. Here's a toast for what Heath gave us and for all we have recieved. :cr)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 22, 2008, 11:30 PM
Thank you GuyinJax. Well said.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 22, 2008, 11:32 PM
Rick I loved your poem about actors.  I have some poems I will probably post tomorrow.  I haven't felt this bad since my parents died and that was in 1992 (Dad) and 1996 (Mom)   I never thought I would get so attached to two fine actors like Heath and Jake and I just didn't realize the depth of love  had for Heath.  I admired him so much not only as an actor but as a person.   And it would have been an honor to have met him but alias that is not to be.

I feel bad for his family, my heart goes out to them and to his little girl matilda.   I know she was the apple of his eye.

 :ghug: to all
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 22, 2008, 11:35 PM
 :c)   :cr)   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 22, 2008, 11:35 PM
Thank you guy in Jax     I will raise my glass to Heath  :cr)

Wherever you are Heath know that you done good!  Cowboy.   You will always be in our hearts
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 22, 2008, 11:35 PM
Rick I loved your poem about actors.  I have some poems I will probably post tomorrow.  I haven't felt this bad since my parents died and that was in 1992 (Dad) and 1996 (Mom)   I never thought I would get so attached to two fine actors like Heath and Jake and I just didn't realize the depth of love  had for Heath.  I admired him so much not only as an actor but as a person.   And it would have been an honor to have met him but alias that is not to be.

I feel bad for his family, my heart goes out to them and to his little girl matilda.   I know she was the apple of his eye.

 :ghug: to all

Thank you trekfan, my statements were from the heart as one who has studied acting. He gave his all and in the end I think it consumed him, as it can. We may never know.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 22, 2008, 11:37 PM
He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you - oh, you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead - he is just away.

(James Whitcomb Riley)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 22, 2008, 11:40 PM
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a Candle in the Wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rains set in...
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

God Bless Ya Heath, Go in Peace.

Sadly, I'm reminded of the last scene as he stares out of the window across the windswept field, lonely, distant, and not knowing where to go...

CC, you have me in tears now...  I swear, I thought of this song immediately when I heard the news...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 22, 2008, 11:45 PM
Somehow this Poem keeps coming back to me;

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good. 

W. H. Auden

OMG, tears running down my face...  But this is so beautiful.  Thank you, J.

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 22, 2008, 11:47 PM
He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you - oh, you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead - he is just away.

(James Whitcomb Riley)

Thank you FlwrChild. This explains why I am not in tears yet.

I feel very very sad, but in a way, I don't feel that Heath is dead. He is just away, doing another movie, another location shoot. He is the cowboy who rides into the sunset...

Now I understand, why some people said Elvis is still alive.

I can believe that Heath is still alive, in my heart, although I know that's not true, in my head. My tears believe my heart, not my head. I guess not having a television today is a good thing. I'd be a wreck. It's like the movie, I waited a year and a half before I dared to watch it. I don't know when this news will finally sink in.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 22, 2008, 11:53 PM
    For anyone who didn't see it, "Nightline" on ABC led off the first 15 minutes on Heath's death.  There is mixed news.  One report, that he
had pneumonia, which may have been a factor.  But they also reported there had been rumors of drug use, and that his friends had said he had
been "distressed" in the last month or so, not himself.  There is a report that he had two prescriptions for anti-anxiety, near him, but no report
of alcohol or illegal drugs.
   They described him as one of the best actors for many years, with a bright future, showed several movie clips, and ended with the scene
from BBM, where he says to Jack--"I guess I'll be seeing you around."
  His step-father in  Australia described him as generous and decent and the best person on the face of the earth.  There was also a mention that
his clothing had gotten messy recently and that he had looked ragged and unkempt, but that this, they said could have been just from an artistic
nature.  Might also have been called for in the role he was playing.
  Am unable to get past this, and deeply shaken, but am passing along the news for those who might not have seen it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:00 AM
Thank you Tony. The family gave a beautiful statement. I hope the press will give them room to grieve.

I have also seen a lot of speculation in the press as to cause of death and personal issues he might have had. I wish they would refrain from such speculation and simply wait for the legitimate reports to come in. I'm glad that we have not seen any of that here and I know that we'll all be waiting respectfully for any reliable information as it comes in.

Thank you all for letting me be with you tonight as we process this most shocking and sad news. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 12:02 AM
I haven't posted on this forum for many months, but BBM is and always will be in my heart, in part because Ennis reminds me so much of someone who also yearned for love, yet could not allow himself to have it...my brother.  The coroner called to tell me he was dead, a suicide from an overdose of pills, on January 22, 1999.  This is truly a terrible day. 

RIP Heath, thank you so much.  You will live forever.

camom

How immeasurably more sad for you, camom, January 22, your brother...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Italian_Dude on Jan 23, 2008, 12:11 AM
OH MY GOD!

I tried to come on earlier to cry with u guys, but the server was down or something.. so yeah, i found out around 5, my friend texted me... so i went to class for 3 hours and came back.. so basically..

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(  !!! SO SAD! I can't believe it, what a loss to the world - such a talent..


Heath Ledger, you will be missed but always remembered, especially by us brokies. Thank you for giving us the gift of bringing to life the character of Ennis Del Mar which has touched so many of hearts. R.I.P.  %) :\'( 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:11 AM
Someone posted this link on Brokebackslash.
It's a condolence book.

Hey everyone, just thought I'd let you know that a Guest book has been set up at the San Francisco Chronicle's website for Heath.

http://www.legacy.com/SFGate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=101716459
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 12:13 AM
I only watched BBM for the first time 2 months ago.  What a revelation the movie was, what a revelation Heath Ledger was.  I had BBM fever for like a month, had trouble sleeping for days.  I'm afraid to watch the end of the movie b/c it depresses the hell out of me.  I can only watch the beginning, to see the beauty.  How beautiful was Heath in that movie.  Like a teen, and I'm certainly not near that age anymore! I started seeking out all the movies this guy was in.  What a talent.  Monster's Ball, Brothers Grimm, even A Knight's Tale.  Seeing the previews for The Dark Knight, I was blown away by him and looked forward to watching although I really don't care for batman movies.

How shocking, it's like I barely "knew" this guy and now he's gone.  In interviews, he seemed so sweet, a bit shy.  How others described him, Jake Gyllenhal "Heath is sensitive" drew me to him even more.  To think of how many more great roles he had in him, what a waste.  Yet, I can't help but feel in his short life he accomplished more than well...I have.  To have helped create something as powerful and beautiful as BBM that has touched so many people...

So young, so beautiful, I don't think any actor's death has touched me so.  Just like BBM, Heath's death leaves me aching with what could have been.


Beautiful words, and how I feel, too...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:20 AM
Frankie  :ghug:

Michelle, thank you for posting that link. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted Darko on Jan 23, 2008, 12:21 AM
I'm shocked and deeply saddened, this is such a tragedy.

I haven't really been a Heath fan for a long time, it was only a few years ago that I discovered just how amazingly handsome and versatile he was as an actor. I remember watching him for the first time in "The Patriot" back in middle school, American history class. All of us girls were swooning over the extremely hot blonde son of Mel Gibson's character.

I will miss him. This hurts soo much because I never thought that someone I had admired and crushed on for so long could be gone so suddenly.

Heath, where ever you are, thank you so much for the brilliant work you gave the world. Thank you especially for your portrayal of Ennis Del Mar, a man after my own heart.
~Jazzie aka Twisted Darko
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:25 AM
 :ghug: Frankie
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Krispera on Jan 23, 2008, 12:38 AM
When my sister told me earlier, I was in shock. It's scary... I loved him so much! And when she told me, I first think about this forum I used to come alot. Still going nice :)

They said it is drugs... I wonder what is the real thing. What a weird feeling, Heath Ledger was like an gay cowboy icon for me...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:38 AM
 :ghug: Jazzie
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted Darko on Jan 23, 2008, 12:41 AM
:ghug: Jazzie

 :ghug: To you as well FlwrChild
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Adah on Jan 23, 2008, 12:46 AM
I recently joined this board but I have been a fan of Heath since I since Brokeback Mountain over a year ago. He was a great talent and well truly be missed. He will forever be immortalized in his work. My heart goes out to his family.
-Adah
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 23, 2008, 12:47 AM
I’m still in shock. One hour ago I wake up and turned on my radio and then I heard it. I can’t belive it. I want to explain my feelings but I can’t in English right now. Every time I search for the english words I start crying. Now I’m sitting at work  and don’t know how to get over this day.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 12:49 AM
So those who claim suicide should read what the Australian news reported today


Ledger 'taking US version of Stilnox'

SMH January 23, 2008 - 2:00PM
Edmund Tadros and Kate Benson

The sleeping tablets that actor Heath Ledger was reportedly taking in the months leading up to his death might have combined with his reported pneumonia to fatal effect.

Ledger was reported to be taking a sleeping tablet called Ambien, which is marketed as Stilnox in Australia and has been at the centre of controversy because it can make people act bizarrely in their sleep.

Two months ago Australia's medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, updated its warnings on the drug after alarming reports that consumers were walking, eating, driving and having sexual intercourse in their sleep.

The updated warning now also mentions less common side-effects such as "rage reactions, worsened insomnia, confusion, agitation, hallucinations and other forms of unwanted behaviour".

A national drug reactions hotline fielded 500 calls from Stilnox users who reported odd behaviours from crashing cars to falling from balconies after popping a pill.

One patient gained 23 kilograms over seven months after unknowingly eating from the refrigerator while asleep. Another patient woke up with a paintbrush in her hand after painting the front door.

The manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis has said it was difficult to establish whether these behaviours were triggered by the drug, or were "spontaneous" or caused by an underlying condition.

Although he couldn't comment specifically on the case, general practitioner John Gullotta spoke in general about the effect this class of drugs can have on the body.

"In general, pneumonia can be a fatal condition if it progresses and it hasn't got better," Dr Gullotta, who is also the chairman of the therapeutic committee of the Australian Medical Association, said.

"Sometimes sleeping tablets can add to that and can cause respiratory problems. The class of sleeping tablet can dampen down breathing. It all depends how many [the person] takes and the dosage."

In an interview with The New York Times in November, Ledger admitted his role as the Joker in the upcoming film, The Dark Knight, had made him feel so stressed he was unable to sleep.

"Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night," he said. "I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going," Ledger said.

He told the interviewer he had taken one Ambien tablet, but it had failed to work so he took another, fell into a deep stupor, then woke an hour later feeling agitated.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 12:50 AM
How do you light the candle, I have the web page but can't find what to do.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:52 AM
How do you light the candle, I have the web page but can't find what to do.

Click on an unlit candle it will guide you as to what to do  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:53 AM
This article killed me even more

http://www.afterelton.com/blog/michaeljensen/heaths-death-like-body-blow?&comment=32467
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 12:54 AM
I'm in shock i can't believe he is gone.  I've been watching CNN most the night, they've had some nice tributes. Everytime i think i'm all cried out i see something and the waterworks start again.   :\'( :\'(  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:57 AM
Me too Maggie.  :\'(

 :ghug: to everyone here.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Italian_Dude on Jan 23, 2008, 01:03 AM
 :ghug: everyone  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:04 AM
 :ghug: :ghug: to you all  :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 01:04 AM
    It's like a vigil, here, tonight.  I wish I could be in New York, like Ethan, to put flowers outside that building.  Two friends finally came through
for me here in Norfolk, and called, and let me bleed.  But I actually got disoriented and at 11 p.m., thought it was 9 p.m., and that's a little scary.
Can't stay with the vigil here, but probably won't be able to sleep well either, if at all.  Will stay up a little longer, and then try for sleep.
   All of this seems like out of some bad dream, that just couldn't be possible.  And Heath's step-father did make a second statement that Heath
was the kindest man on the face of the earth.  That just about did me in.
  Went to his MySpace site, which is already shutting down, for one last look at those childhood pictures, which told so much about his character.
He was a sweet little boy, showing the gentle kindness that later was often mentioned.
  Supposedly, we will do better after sleep.  But for me, the passage of a day will just make it all the more final.  It helps a little that the outside
world has taken note of his passing, but none of them can ever really understand our grief, for we were inside the family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 23, 2008, 01:05 AM
The best I read so far from Newspapers

this is from the San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/22/DDG6UJRN4.DTL

Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Movie Critic


(01-22) 15:26 PST -- On a seemingly routine Tuesday afternoon, word came that Heath Ledger was found dead. The 28-year-old actor best known for his Oscar-nominated role as a gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain" was found dead in a downtown New York apartment. Apparently, a masseuse showed up for an appointment, was led in by a housekeeper, and Ledger was found unconscious. The police found pills near his body.

In a little while, perhaps before you read this, the rest of the details will become known. Was it an accident? Was it suicide? Was there an unknown history of drug abuse? The answers to these questions will become part of the legend, and Heath Ledger will be enlisted into that ghoulish gallery of movie stars who, for one reason or another, died a good half-century ahead of schedule.

But before that happens - before the false hand-wringing begins on the nightly entertainment shows - before the interviews with ex-girlfriends reveal unknown truths that are probably false - and before the grave diggers show up with their microphones and cameras and their heads that can't furrow in fake grief because of all the botox injections - it might be worthwhile to take a moment to remember why exactly this particular 28-year-old rates an obituary in every major newspaper on the planet today.

Like few who ever lived, much less lived to be 28, Heath Ledger left behind moments and images that were guaranteed even Tuesday - even a week ago, when he was presumably healthy and had the world before him - to outlive his mortal life. When I got the news, I immediately flashed on one of them.

In "Brokeback Mountain," having said goodbye to Jake Gyllenhaal after their summer together - which is the only thing they'll ever have in their lives, and they seem to know it - he walks stoically away, then enters the frame as he passes an alley. In the background is the sky. Limitless. He stops, enters the alley and becomes a silhouette. He puts his head against the wall and sobs, struggling to hide his face with his hat. He curses. He punches the wall. He yells angrily at someone who passes by and stops to look. And two seconds later we see him in close-up, looking boyish and yet somehow like the world has just closed up, standing at the altar getting married.

"Brokeback Mountain" also was where he met actress Michelle Williams, with whom he had a daughter, Matilda, and lived with until the two split up last year.

This year, Ledger was seen in "I'm Not There," where he played one of the Bob Dylans and had just finished filming a sequel for "Batman Begins" in which he plays the Joker.

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Ledger had an old-fashioned manliness - the kind that seems to have fled America and gone south in recent years, as far south as Australia. (He was born there, in Perth, in 1979.) But unlike most of the old-fashioned manly stars of America's macho period, Ledger was at his best playing men in turmoil, men in trouble, men suffering from deep wounds to the spirit. At 28, he had 25 prime casting years ahead of him. Just to be selfish for a minute, think of how that talent may have grown.

The Hollywood of today doesn't nurture acting talent. That is, it doesn't look for roles that explore the actors' soul. But even accepting that, just by chance and the law of averages, just with a little dumb luck, Ledger should have had two or three or five or six more films in his life that challenged him the way "Brokeback Mountain" challenged him. I think that would have been Ledger's career, from here on out: A combination of OK movies in which he played men who were as magnificent as he looked. And better movies, in which he played men whose imposing physical presence and locked-down stoicism were a façade for an emotional life of desperation and helplessness.

Instead of looking forward, we're forced to look back - to the fragile young man he played in "Monster's Ball," who shoots himself in a fit of anguish. Or to "Casanova" and those scenes when the great seducer discovers his capacity to love one woman. Or to movies like "Ned Kelly," those ones with nothing much to recommend them besides what I once called Ledger's "big-slab-of-a-guy magnetism."

There's no way to make sense of this. No way to end an appreciation like this on an uplift when the news is so sad. If there's something positive to be said, it's that the best work Ledger left behind will last forever, and the rest is already forgotten.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 01:06 AM
It is so sad to wake up and find this still true :(

I am gald though that you are all gathering here, it is not good to be alone now
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:07 AM
Hi Tony,  i can't sleep yet, to many things running through my head.  My heart hurts for our loss.  I'm so so sad.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

   It's like a vigil, here, tonight.  I wish I could be in New York, like Ethan, to put flowers outside that building.  Two friends finally came through
for me here in Norfolk, and called, and let me bleed.  But I actually got disoriented and at 11 p.m., thought it was 9 p.m., and that's a little scary.
Can't stay with the vigil here, but probably won't be able to sleep well either, if at all.  Will stay up a little longer, and then try for sleep.
   All of this seems like out of some bad dream, that just couldn't be possible.  And Heath's step-father did make a second statement that Heath
was the kindest man on the face of the earth.  That just about did me in.
  Went to his MySpace site, which is already shutting down, for one last look at those childhood pictures, which told so much about his character.
He was a sweet little boy, showing the gentle kindness that later was often mentioned.
  Supposedly, we will do better after sleep.  But for me, the passage of a day will just make it all the more final.  It helps a little that the outside
world has taken note of his passing, but none of them can ever really understand our grief, for we were inside the family.  My God, how we loved
him.  Everybody keep helping each other.  Time will pass, but we will never forget.  He was family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:11 AM
Thanks for posting chameau  that is a good one. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HLJG on Jan 23, 2008, 01:20 AM
I wanted to thank everyone for gathering here and expressing their love for Heath, as well as your :\'( shock and sorrow.  It does help. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 01:22 AM
Something I am proud about, not once have the news reports here in Australia referred to Heath in BBM as a gay cowboy.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 01:26 AM
I wanted to thank everyone for gathering here and expressing their love for Heath, as well as your :\'( shock and sorrow.  It does help. 

Thank you, HLJG. Yes it does help. The world mourns.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 01:28 AM
I am truly aghast for just yesterday I was stating to someone how life was precious, yet there lies a difference between  a sets of thoughts  I was pondering about during my conversation,
 one being about suicide and its implication and the difference in
the second matter in the desire to die due to an uncontrollable  knowledge of knowing were love reside
and the only doorway to this place comes trough death in itself.
I have not told anyone here but I have tried to take my own life a while back..
 but in my abyss  I realized or was brought to acknowledge a pact I had done and could not unbreak.
 that which is to accept what comes without doubts
so must I live for the sake of living until I can reach my abode duly called unconditional love.
I made an about face and found the reason for my urges
which where not to commit suicide but had the eternal wish to die,
 big difference,
for I have seen what no man claim to have seen and lived to feel it.
 thus I write poetry to release my anxiety,
the problem is when I put on paper some of my poems its like they become a premonition in themselves.

IE: I wrote a poem about the grief one feels when a friend is so far, the next day my friend found out he had cancer
next I wrote about how it would feel to loose my mother, she died a week later
 lastly but not least yesterday I posted a poem about what is felt like if LOVE was gone forever
 today Heath Ledger died.
Last summer I started to have visions that perturbed me because of what I saw and felt had tendency to come to life.
it may sound strange,
but I find this all somewhat not coincidental 
when I see the picture with the poem and the result soon thereafter,
It troubles me in asking myself Am I  a bad person to see and feel these things,
I have purposely  became a recluse for the danger of what I feel when I am around people.
or is this just a fluke,
it makes me so sad to keep having to deal with these unwanted precursors flaunting in my heart at any given moments, I know I am not psychotic ,
I had these Edgar Cayce moments since I was four,
 but put them on the back burner, now they haunt me
I juts wonder
lost in grief filled with wailing sorrows
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 01:29 AM
It has been a wonderful haven, as it always is, to be able to come here and mourn together, exchanging our own version of hugs and tears. :ghug: I'm grateful to everyone who has stopped in.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 01:32 AM
I'm in shock i can't believe he is gone.  I've been watching CNN most the night, they've had some nice tributes. Everytime i think i'm all cried out i see something and the waterworks start again.   :\'( :\'(  

I wish I could watch, but I haven't wanted to.  Normally, that is exactly what I do, gather around the world's hearth, the TV, to share something like this.  But I'm here at our hearth, instead.  Now I just want to go to bed...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:36 AM
Somebody tell me to go to bed...i can't seem to do it on my own.  i'm to sad....all i can do is read about this tragic event.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 23, 2008, 01:37 AM
Somebody tell me to go to bed...i can't seem to do it on my own.  i'm to sad....all i can do is read about this tragic event.   :\'(

Same here  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 23, 2008, 01:39 AM
Something I am proud about, not once have the news reports here in Australia referred to Heath in BBM as a gay cowboy.

Here in Germany it’s the other way. Everything I read or heard this morning they always pointed out “known as the actor of a gay cowboy in BBM”. Mostly no metion of other films. Like he never did another film. Even if I just discoverd Heath in BBM I find it distastful.

It really helps to come her and see that I'm not alone with my pain.

Thanks  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 01:39 AM
    Frenchcda, thanks for the latest news update from Australia, that Heath was taking Ambien for inability to sleep.  Maybe that is what I saw
in those photos from London that had me so worried---he was exhausted.  And who can survive on 2-3 hours of sleep?  Chameau is very right,
there will be stories that never end, and most of them false, but that the real truth is that he left behind immeasurable beauty.  Am going to lay down.
Whatever the news is tomorrow, I will always be bitter that no one around him saw that fatigue and stepped in.  I can't help this bitterness,
because I don't believe--some things are meant to be.  Not this one.  Not ever.  My only consolation is the rest of you, each of you, for having
loved him so.  Every one of you carries part of that light that he brought into the world, just by being himself. A good and decent man.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 01:43 AM
Go to bed Maggie.... someone will be here when you get back :)  :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:43 AM
I keep reading and it's all the same reports. Not sure what i am waiting for...maybe to read that there's been a mistake and he's not  dead??  Such weird feeling i am having...i can't remember anything like this before.  None of my "hometown friends" have any idea how i feel.  I'm glad i have you all to post my thoughts and feelings to.  again hugs to all   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 23, 2008, 01:49 AM
Here in Germany it’s the other way. Everything I read or heard this morning they always pointed out “known as the actor of a gay cowboy in BBM”. Mostly no metion of other films. Like he never did another film. Even if I just discoverd Heath in BBM I find it distastful.

It really helps to come her and see that I'm not alone with my pain.

Thanks  :ghug:


Annika,  :ghug: you are not alone. What ever the world may say or do outside, this is a valley of peace and friendship. You are welcome here, because you share our love for Brokeback Mountain, and everyone who helped to make it, especially Heath Ledger. He is a legend now.

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 01:50 AM
I keep reading and it's all the same reports. Not sure what i am waiting for...maybe to read that there's been a mistake and he's not  dead??  Such weird feeling i am having...i can't remember anything like this before.  None of my "hometown friends" have any idea how i feel.  I'm glad i have you all to post my thoughts and feelings to.  again hugs to all   :ghug:
I'm the same but the news has changed, it doesn't seem real. No one here understands either. Have been talking to a friend from Sydney who is very upset though. We are going to catch up next week.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 23, 2008, 01:54 AM
    Frenchcda, thanks for the latest news update from Australia, that Heath was taking Ambien for inability to sleep.  Maybe that is what I saw
in those photos from London that had me so worried---he was exhausted.  And who can survive on 2-3 hours of sleep?  Chameau is very right,
there will be stories that never end, and most of them false, but that the real truth is that he left behind immeasurable beauty.  Am going to lay down.
Whatever the news is tomorrow, I will always be bitter that no one around him saw that fatigue and stepped in.  I can't help this bitterness,
because I don't believe--some things are meant to be.  Not this one.  Not ever.  My only consolation is the rest of you, each of you, for having
loved him so.  Every one of you carries part of that light that he brought into the world, just by being himself. A good and decent man.

Frenchcda, thank you, for the post. It made me realize how much I fought against the idea that Heath would contemplate suicide. Once I read your post, I was relieved (if that's possible today) that the death was accidental.

Tony, I understand your bitterness, and I sympathize with those closest to Heath, who must be in anguish with guilt for not stepping up and took charge of the man. But I also hope that you will find peace, knowing that whatever the reasons, destiny now placed Heath in heaven, a bright star in the company of the best of the best. He will be a legend surpassing many others, at least in my heart, he is the only legend.

Peace, friends,

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 01:59 AM
Even though I am still in a state of disbelief, it is comforting to read every single post.

These posts mean so much to each one of us and I am sure to Heath Ledger too. Thanks and  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 02:01 AM
Hi Asali,  I'm glad to hear someone else mention that no one understands.  I have sat here for hours with my laptop on my lap on myspace and on here, just to be able to express what i am feeling.  I think i am going to go to bed now...i'll be back tomorrow.  Hope to talk to some of you then.  It's been a long tearful day.  to you all  %)

I'm the same but the news has changed, it doesn't seem real. No one here understands either. Have been talking to a friend from Sydney who is very upset though. We are going to catch up next week.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 02:08 AM
Good-night Maggie. Rest well. :^^)

Time for me to turn in as well.  :ghug: to all Brokies everywhere, and anyone who loves and misses Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 23, 2008, 02:13 AM
'Night.

I want to just turn back the clock and fly to NY and bang on his door
way before 3pm today!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 02:17 AM
If only....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 02:19 AM
Hard to go to bed isn't it? I don't want to go to the kitchen.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:23 AM
And tonight, I think a part of each of us here died with him...



it has thomas.
i have only heard it an hour ago.

but i am devastated. i am lost.

my condoleances to the family.

but also to us, to this place. we have lost.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:25 AM
Oh tizi  :ghug: It's been such a long day.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 02:26 AM
tizi,  :ghug: to you.

It is sad to see many of you waking up with such tragic news and many of us can't sleep.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 02:27 AM
I am glad we are all able to gather here

It is hard to know what to think and write

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 02:29 AM
I woke up this morning hoping to find out this had all just been a nightmare...and I find that it is, only it's still happening, even with the lights on :-\\

I still feel immensely sad, but my sadness is turning to anger a little as well. Why is life so cruel as to take someone so young, so vibrant, so talented...with so much to give and so much to live for? Someone with a beautiful daughter that he clearly doted on and who certainly adored her daddy? Someone who at such a tender age had already given the world an incredible gift with his performance as Ennis and who no doubt had many more such gifts to give? It's just not right.

As one of the many tributes said, Heath's Ennis would have gone down in the annals as an awesome performance and lived on long after his death even if he'd still been with us when he was 100. It's a tragedy that it now outlives him barely two years after the world first realised his talent.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 23, 2008, 02:31 AM
Just got up for work after a crappy night trying to get some sleep, but just lying there thinking of all of this. Immediately came here to read all the posts.

So glad all of my friends old and new are here, as always, for each other. I know everyone will ask me about this at work and I'm wondering about going in at all.

 :ghug: Thanks everyone ...again...for pulling me through a difficult time
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 02:32 AM
Hard to go to bed isn't it? I don't want to go to the kitchen.



Yes, it is! And now tizi and NoReins are here and I just want to dish out more  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:33 AM
Just got up for work after a crappy night trying to get some sleep, but just lying there thinking of all of this. Immediately came here to read all the posts.

So glad all of my friends old and new are here, as always, for each other. I know everyone will ask me about this at work and I'm wondering about going in at all.

 :ghug: Thanks everyone ...again...for pulling me through a difficult time
We all have each other and understand what we're going through, it is so wonderful to have this place. Tom  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 02:35 AM
Tom & NoReins.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:37 AM
tizi,  :ghug: to you.

It is sad to see many of you waking up with such tragic news and many of us can't sleep.

it is.
you know, i am at work, and i can't stop crying, and i don't know how i will be able to get through this day. i cannot stay here with you, and i feel so alone...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 02:38 AM
i don't know how i will be able to get through this day. i cannot stay here with you, and i feel so alone...

just get through it, and then we are all here for you when you come back  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 02:42 AM
just get through it, and then we are all here for you when you come back  :ghug:

Exactly. Hang in there. You're not alone. :^^)


 :ghug: to you too Tom.


Sleepy girl turning in. What a wonderful group of people taking care of each otehr like this. I really am awfully lucky. Good-night all.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 23, 2008, 02:43 AM
I don't feel like working either but maybe it's better we do normal things...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 02:44 AM
I don't feel like working either but maybe it's better we do normal things...

I think so...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: johnboy on Jan 23, 2008, 02:44 AM
Just heard the news on the radio, why O why,so  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:45 AM
I don't feel like working either but maybe it's better we do normal things...

can't right now. just heard it an hour ago.
what do i tell my co-workers? i lost a friend?

yes. that is what happened.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:46 AM
They just showed a 15 minute tribute to Heath on the tv and the final clips were the sum up of his career with quotes from him and playing the Wings  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:48 AM
Just heard the news on the radio, why O why,so  :(
johnboy :ghug:

tizi you can say you've been notified of a friends death, they don't need to know any more than that.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: deathlydee on Jan 23, 2008, 02:50 AM
i... really dont know what to think.
i mean.. Steve Irwin was such a shock, then Peter Brock just a week later.. and now this.
I've always been a Ledger fan and I always believed he was one of Australia's best. He always will be and there is nothing else i am able to say about this...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jeffreymarc85 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:51 AM
For some reason I've always felt that Heath Ledger was an extremely fragile person even though he had a lot of strength and integrity. He seemed too vulnerable for the film industry. Maybe that was his genius: to be able to get to the point artistically and career-wise to be able to express that vulnerability so publicly. When I first saw BBM I really couldn't believe how he was exposing himself to the world. That in itself seems to be his greatest legacy.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:53 AM
johnboy :ghug:

tizi you can say you've been notified of a friends death, they don't need to know any more than that.

yes. i will have to because. my tears won't stop. and i can't take off.

i will try though to come here as often as possible, i need you all here  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: aimi15 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:55 AM
I'm numb. What a terrible loss.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:55 AM
I will be around for hours yet I'm sure tizi

deathlydee and jeffreymarc it is such a sad day to welcome you both :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: afhickman on Jan 23, 2008, 02:59 AM
I waited for three hours in the cold last November to see him in London.  It was at a premiere of "I'm Not There."  He never showed.  I'd have gladly waited three days.  He was that kind of star.  How could this have happened?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: monicita on Jan 23, 2008, 03:03 AM
I'm shaking and crying like crazy here, I feel like dying myself. God I love this man he can't be dead he can't be!!!!!!!!!

Darling Keren, and all you other brokies,

I have just woken up and am still numb. Came right to ennisjack, after months of abstinence. Don't know what to say...

monicita
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: irkaiel on Jan 23, 2008, 03:05 AM
God ! I just read that ! I'm shocked !
It's.. horrible ! I don't have any words for this
it's a heavy loss

He was such a great actor and I never believed something like this could happen to him
in fact you don't even think something like this could happen for any actor...

I discovered it by the worst way : insanities on one of my vid...

this is not a good day
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 03:05 AM
No need for words monicita and irkaiel :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: monicita on Jan 23, 2008, 03:14 AM
Thank you, dearest Asali. Will have a cup of tea and see whether I can make mores sense of the world afterwards. This reminds me of the one other actor's death I cried over and couldn't believe had happened: River Phoenix.

How must Michellle Williams feel? Horrible to think of.

monicita
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 23, 2008, 03:24 AM

Oh Heath, Heath.........

I don't have words, I'm shocked, I can't believe this and at the same time I'm trembling in pain, my tears are falling silently.

 :\'(   :\'(   :\'(

I feel so terribly bad.

I try to think he is now in a better place than what this our planet Earth is. He is in safe now, surrounded by eternal love and light.

In our hearts he remains to be forever young.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 03:25 AM
.. and everybody comes back, people who haven't been here forever..
just to be together..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 03:25 AM
Carmilla   :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ten-chi-ka-sui on Jan 23, 2008, 03:26 AM
I came to work and heard that devastating news. Can't focus on work. And two days ago, unawarily, I was so happy watching BBM...
Thank you all that you're here.
Hope that Michelle Williams has someone supporting.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: monicita on Jan 23, 2008, 03:27 AM
Just found this on "afterelton.com". Shakespeare's sonnet No. 28 (written to a man):


How can I then return in happy plight,
That am debarre'd the benefit of rest?
When day's oppression is not eas'd by night,
But day by night and night by day oppress'd,
And each, though enemies to either's reign,
Do in consent shake hands to torture me,
The one by toil, the other to complain
How far I toil, still farther off from thee.
I tell the day, to please him thou art bright,
And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven:
So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night,
When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even.
    But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer,
    And night doth nightly make grief's length seem stronger.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 23, 2008, 03:28 AM
I didn't know last night. I've just woken up and found out this news. I can't believe it. I can't stop crying. Oh Heath. I just can't believe it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 03:33 AM
rosie..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 03:43 AM

Rosie sweetie  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 03:45 AM
I've just found it now, at work...Oh my....I can't stop crying.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

I can't believe it, I can't, I can't.....

My heart is broken in a million pieces....How can I work now? How can I think or breathe? I'm totally devastated.

Oh my, why Heath? I can't believe it.....It hurts like hell.....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 03:54 AM
It´s the day after here in Barcelona.All the radios and tv channels have already given the news;they´ve showed scenes from his best known movies,saying that he was a young actor with a splendourous future.But,I´m sorry,forgive them,because it´s a shame for me that in Catalunya television a speaker has said by finishing the news that: "Fame and money do sometimes that people can stand it,they´re not able to live with this burden".Fortunately,the program´s director told him as answer:-"Yes,but a flat in Manhattan in winter can make you feel terribly lonely...I mean that we don´t know what happenned to him really,it´s to say that...".-"Yes-answered the other-,he splitted from his partner few time ago,but had a daughter...Well,time will tell us what happenned,yes.".I´ve felt almost offended¡.
I went to bed crying and I´ve woken up crying.When I´ve gone to work,a mate who is a real Brokie-he told me about the movie before I saw it and always has news and pictures and stuff...-didn´t know still the news.I´ve told him and he finished  crying too.We´ve told the others fellows that a friend of us has died.They have given us their condolences,and now we´re very sad,very,very sad.He tells me to write to you by telling he´s by your side at these moments.Thank you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:03 AM
Oh Ali....friend..

Poor Heath, feeling so alone....

I just wanna die too... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 04:07 AM
 

Tammy,friend,you´re not alone,we mustn´t be alone.We must be together in his memory. :ghug:  <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 04:07 AM
Heath would want us all alive to carry on sharing his talent with everyone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:08 AM
oh dear...  :ghug:

we have to be here now and strong and.. happy, yes to be here and have this wonderful family we can be with and help us carry our grief..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 04:13 AM


Yes,Tizi,I know you´re right,but it´s so difficult to carry on now...My co-worker is still crying and more still when I translate to him your posts; they´ve told us to go home to be "with our friend´s family",that they do our part...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 04:18 AM
I woke up hoping it was a bad dream. then I heard Heath's dad confirming his death and it was then I knew it was true.  But I dont want to believe it.  Heath was such a beautiful, talented person, how could this have happened?  My stomach is in knots, I want to cry so badly but I'm in work. Wish I could go home but I cant....why did this have to happen to someone so young and so beautiful. It isnt right.   :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:21 AM
I woke up hoping it was a bad dream. then I heard Heath's dad confirming his death and it was then I knew it was true.  But I dont want to believe it.  Heath was such a beautiful, talented person, how could this have happened?  My stomach is in knots, I want to cry so badly but I'm in work. Wish I could go home but I cant....why did this have to happen to someone so young and so beautiful. It isnt right.   :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

oh christie the same here for me...  :ghug:
 i told them i lost a friend.. but they are staring to whisper behind my back that it was probably my lover because i can't stop crying..
and yes, i lost a love.
we all have.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 23, 2008, 04:21 AM
it's 4:21 AM here and I can't go to bed .. I feel like I lost a member of my own family! I didn't know I loved him that much until today.. Oh God.. I'm still in shock! I can't seem to get over this.. he's gone too soon  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:22 AM
I can't stop thinking about it....

And also I'm thinking so much about Jake and Michelle.....They must be just shattered right now....I know that.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 04:24 AM
Christie :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 04:25 AM
oh christie the same here for me...  :ghug:
 i told them i lost a friend.. but they are staring to whisper behind my back that it was probably my lover because i can't stop crying..
and yes, i lost a love.
we all have.
Don't let the gossip get to you, no matter who you have lost they should be more understanding.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Kazza on Jan 23, 2008, 04:29 AM
I was totally stunned when I picked up the paper this morning. My journey to work passed in a blur of numbness.

His poor family, and his little girl. My heart goes out to them.

 :ghug: to you all.

Karen x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Nikita111 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:32 AM
That is targedy. I just read it. Poor Heath, he must have been really unhappy. He looked so desperate lately.

I love you, heath, you are so beautiful, i will always love you.



 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ivanhoe on Jan 23, 2008, 04:37 AM
I am in shock, and I am so sad  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
I don't know waht to say  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
I am crying.... :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: monicita on Jan 23, 2008, 04:41 AM
To me, the most devastating thought is that, in one way or another, he probably did kill himself. Most probably by not taking good enough care of himself (lack of sleep, pneumonia, and maybe not seeking help, either psychological or physical). I am not saying he did it on purpose. It just reminds me of Ennis, the man who could not listen to his deepest feelings. Does anybody understand what I mean?

I mean no disrespect. I once was in that situation myself for a few months, where for sheer misery and the lack of sleep that caused (which induces a kind of stupor even when you are awake) I sometimes either wished I was dead or just didn't feel anything much and could not care about what was happening to me. Add pneumonia on top of that and those weird sleeping pills he seems to have taken, which make people do crazy things in their sleep (why are they even being sold if that is the case?).

Love to you all,

monicita
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 04:43 AM
I'm stop thinking about it....

And also I'm thinking so much about Jake and Michelle.....They must be just shattered right now....I know that.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Yes,the first persons I thought about were,his family apart, Michelle,the baby and Jake.I think she's having an awful time because,no matter what happenned between then,he was her daughter's father,and that's forever.And Jake was a good friend of his and godfather of Matilda,so he must be devastated.Poor Heath¡I can't still believe it...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Romeo164 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:46 AM
Dear Heath,

May your soul rest in heaven. I consider it a privilege and pleasure to have come to know your work and you. You brought joy and hope to tens of thousands. Perhaps this is all part of the plan, not that I like it but one I will have to accept. Thank you again.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 04:47 AM
It just reminds me of Ennis, the man who could not listen to his deepest feelings. Does anybody understand what I mean?

Love to you all,

monicita
Yes I can understand what you are saying, the comparisons are really tragic  :\'(
Sorry to hear of your problems  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Romeo164 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:49 AM
Monicita, I understand what you were trying to say. That's what so eerie about the film was how I could see aspects of each of the actors in the characters they portrayed. It was like they left part of themselves on the screen.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: monicita on Jan 23, 2008, 05:00 AM
Thank you, Romeo and Asali!

Asali, that was a long time ago and it turned out all right in the end. I just want to tell all those who are so heartbroken about his death now that the most important thing is to go on caring about yourself! I mean this literally: be careful in the streets (I almost got run over several times, when I was in the state I described above), eat something (even when you are not hungry), try to get some sleeps (careful with the sleeping pills though).

Tell people about your sorrow and share with other brokies

love,

monicita
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 05:02 AM
monicita thank you for your caring words.. i need them more than food and sleep..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 05:07 AM
Thank you monicita; and I really hope you´re allright already.Yes,I think good  caring words,company and someone who trust in is what we really need now. :ghug:   %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 23, 2008, 05:18 AM
Thank you, Romeo and Asali!

Asali, that was a long time ago and it turned out all right in the end. I just want to tell all those who are so heartbroken about his death now that the most important thing is to go on caring about yourself! I mean this literally: be careful in the streets (I almost got run over several times, when I was in the state I described above), eat something (even when you are not hungry), try to get some sleeps (careful with the sleeping pills though).

Tell people about your sorrow and share with other brokies

love,

monicita

I haven't slept in 26 hours.. I feel so bad about Heath that I know I won't be able to make it through the night.. but I'm gonna listen to you and try to get some sleep.. thanks for ur concern!

love u all  :ghug:

*good night Heath*  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: davesmith on Jan 23, 2008, 05:22 AM
I am devastated and oh, just so sad. Brokeback Mountain wasn't supposed to end this way. Now there will never be Brokeback Mountain 2. Forever in our hearts, Heath. We will always remember you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Androclo on Jan 23, 2008, 05:25 AM
..Rest in peace Heat
.Thank
 :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 05:41 AM
Thank you, Romeo and Asali!

Asali, that was a long time ago and it turned out all right in the end. I just want to tell all those who are so heartbroken about his death now that the most important thing is to go on caring about yourself! I mean this literally: be careful in the streets (I almost got run over several times, when I was in the state I described above), eat something (even when you are not hungry), try to get some sleeps (careful with the sleeping pills though).

Tell people about your sorrow and share with other brokies

love,

monicita

I know you're right Mona but I just can't seem to do that. I haven't slept all night, I can't eat a thing and right now I don't care if I get dehydrated from crying so much. All I can think about is that Heath is gone and I don't care much about myself right now. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 05:46 AM
I woke up hoping it was a bad dream. then I heard Heath's dad confirming his death and it was then I knew it was true.  But I dont want to believe it.  Heath was such a beautiful, talented person, how could this have happened?  My stomach is in knots, I want to cry so badly but I'm in work. Wish I could go home but I cant....why did this have to happen to someone so young and so beautiful. It isnt right.   :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
:ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 05:47 AM
I know you're right Mona but I just can't seem to do that. I haven't slept all night, I can't eat a thing and right now I don't care if I get dehydrated from crying so much. All I can think about is that Heath is gone and I don't care much about myself right now. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Keren,dear,it´s terrible what has happenned,but your life must go on.It´ll be difficult for all of us,but we must do it when the first shock has diminished.Please,promise me you´ll take care of yourself,keep calm and take a rest...For your family and in Heath´s memory.We debt it to him. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 05:50 AM
I know you're right Mona but I just can't seem to do that. I haven't slept all night, I can't eat a thing and right now I don't care if I get dehydrated from crying so much. All I can think about is that Heath is gone and I don't care much about myself right now. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

keren dear...  :ghug:

please, try to get some rest, drink something.. please..

we all need you, you know that. and we have to carry on, we have to continue to talk about him, and we have to continue to stick together..

you are needed here  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 05:53 AM
keren dear...  :ghug:

please, try to get some rest, drink something.. please..

we all need you, you know that. and we have to carry on, we have to continue to talk about him, and we have to continue to stick together..

you are needed here  :ghug:

such lovely words Tizi, and so true.  We will never forget him here, we will always talk about him, because I cant imagine there being a day when I didnt.  and yes, we have to stick together.

Keren, honey, you know we are here for you.  Like tizi said, please try to drink and eat something I cant bear to think of you not thinking about yourself....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 23, 2008, 05:59 AM
Friends

We have each other, and from anger at what happen to the incredible sadness it's all valid, but we still have each other.  Those who might said unkind things, post unkind things, well guys, their creeps everywhere, but don't waste time, emotions on "people" like that. 

I remember when I was young, and John Lennon died, I was devastated, I was at the "Dakota" I laid flowers, I mean I cried for weeks, I went with the pain, and it eased, and life went on.   

We have each other, and as long as we share our pain, we can be angry, sad, cry, hurt, whatever you feel express it,  let it out, we all can get through this, and do it together. 

I love you guys.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cowgirlKt! on Jan 23, 2008, 06:02 AM
 :\'( OMG i woke up this morning to the radio telling me the bad news i was gobsmacked  (t):\'( my boy/f sed he could feel my heart racing more and tears were in my eyes ..of all the people in the world NOOO Brokeback mountain has been making me smile  :) so much recently and helping me feel happier thru the difficult times...now when i think of brokeback its tinged with sadness :-\\ i have only posted one other message on this board as i had just found you all and said hi. When he died i was painting my picture of Jack and Ennis and thats so upsetting. I will finish that pic and dedicate it to him and ill post it on here when i finally finish it.
I think we all need to take comfort in the happiness hes given us all and how he has all touched our lives  and we will never forget him thru the amazing brokeback mountain. I wish we could all be together now as i feel so alone and no one understands why i feel so upset. It is, like some have already said, like losing a family member. Thoughts with his family and friends. Love to all the Brokies on here. :ghug:
katie x x x x xx x xx
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 06:03 AM
Beautiful manhattangirl, we are here for each other thats so true.  :ghug:

keren you need to focus on the eau claire trip, we will have Heath in our hearts there.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 06:15 AM
such lovely words Tizi, and so true.  We will never forget him here, we will always talk about him, because I cant imagine there being a day when I didnt.  and yes, we have to stick together.

Keren, honey, you know we are here for you.  Like tizi said, please try to drink and eat something I cant bear to think of you not thinking about yourself....

Dear Keren, I don't know you very well, but please look after yourself. We need you here on the forum. I know Heath would want us to stick together and be strong, but it's so hard...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jerasjr on Jan 23, 2008, 06:21 AM
PLANS ARE BEING CONSIDERED
FOR A MEMORIAL TO HEATH LEDGER
TO BE INCLUDED
AT THE MEET IN EAU CLAIRE IN MAY

If you have any suggestions, please pm me with your ideas
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 06:23 AM
Sounds like a good plan jer  O0

I'm off to sleep now everyone, please everyone get food, sleep whatever is needed.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 06:25 AM
Sounds like a good plan jer  O0

I'm off to sleep now everyone, please everyone get food, sleep whatever is needed.  :ghug:

thank you so much for beeing here with us this morning.. it was important for me..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 06:25 AM
PLANS ARE BEING CONSIDERED
FOR A MEMORIAL TO HEATH LEDGER
TO BE INCLUDED
AT THE MEET IN EAU CLAIRE IN MAY

If you have any suggestions, please pm me with your ideas

I think that is a wonderful idea, I hope that those who arent there can join in in some way too.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 06:26 AM
Sounds like a good plan jer  O0

I'm off to sleep now everyone, please everyone get food, sleep whatever is needed.  :ghug:

Asali, I know how much this news has devastated you, as it has all of us, so please, get some rest.   ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 23, 2008, 06:28 AM
I woke up hoping it was a bad dream. then I heard Heath's dad confirming his death and it was then I knew it was true.  But I dont want to believe it.  Heath was such a beautiful, talented person, how could this have happened?  My stomach is in knots, I want to cry so badly but I'm in work. Wish I could go home but I cant....why did this have to happen to someone so young and so beautiful. It isnt right.   :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Christie you describle exactly my feeling.

For you and all the other  :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 06:29 AM
I was crying so wildly that my boss just sent me to home.....

I have a horrible headache 'cause of so much cry....My eyes are swollen...I don't know what to do....

I read on the newspaper that Heath was so depressed 'cause he still loved Michelle and 'cause he was not happy with his work lately 'cause he thought that he was doing the same all the time with his new characters. He also had health problems.... :\'(  :\'(
That's so sad.....

But at the same time I'm so angry 'cause I read too that Heath was seen in NY lately so dirty and messed and smelling so bad and that he had a lot of problems with journalists.

I've read some beautiful things too, like he became a legend thanks to BBM and his acting in BBM was beyond perfect, more powerful than the best Marlon Brandon.

And Ali, I've seen what you posted....that's terrible, disgusting, something sooooooo cruel. How people can be so inhuman? Now my heart is not only broken by sadness but also by anger.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Edmund-Paul, The Baron of Ree on Jan 23, 2008, 06:34 AM
Like many of you here I am shocked. Living in Europe I woke up to the news. Heath's picture is front cover on the papers. I am wearing a black tie today with the cowboy outfit and Stetson I always wear since BBM.

Its good there is this forum because most people in the "real" world do not understand what we are going through right now.

 :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 06:34 AM
tpe suggested  earlier, to do something to remember him by, so I thought, how about a tribute video on YouTube from our forum  ?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 06:36 AM
tpe suggested  earlier, to do something to remember him by, so I thought, how about a tribute video on YouTube from our forum  ?

It seems a beautiful idea for me. Thanks, hpv¡   ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 06:39 AM
He is a legend now.
 :ghug:
You bet!!
He will be an Icon of youth , beauty and talent  ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Edmund-Paul, The Baron of Ree on Jan 23, 2008, 06:39 AM
It seems a beautiful idea for me. Thanks, hpv¡   ^f^

Thats a good idea.

Also, at get-togethers, I think it would be great to light (Zippo) lighters at the end of the film.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 06:42 AM
tpe suggested  earlier, to do something to remember him by, so I thought, how about a tribute video on YouTube from our forum  ?

very very good.

but please, do not make him an ICON. just what he was is important.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: goblondie on Jan 23, 2008, 06:47 AM
I read it on yahoo this morning before going to work, im in chock... :\'( what a tragedy.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: welshwitch on Jan 23, 2008, 06:49 AM
Not an icon but a man, a husband and father, an actor. Remember him as he was, " warts and all", to quote Oliver Cromwell's reported instruction to the painter of his portrait.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Edmund-Paul, The Baron of Ree on Jan 23, 2008, 06:52 AM
Quote from: tizi17 link=topic=12653.msg673262#msg673262 date=1201088522

but please, do not make him an ICON. just what he was is important.
[/quote

We can keep things tastefull here of course. However, like Valantino, James Dean, Marylin Monroe, Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly & Elvis Presley to name but a few - a tragic death guarantees Icon status. He will never grow old.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 06:54 AM
PLANS ARE BEING CONSIDERED
FOR A MEMORIAL TO HEATH LEDGER
TO BE INCLUDED
AT THE MEET IN EAU CLAIRE IN MAY

It would be very much appreciated, thank you Jer. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 07:02 AM
yes. i will have to because. my tears won't stop. and i can't take off.

i will try though to come here as often as possible, i need you all here  :ghug:
Be strong and hang on !
:ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 23, 2008, 07:04 AM
Oh Ali....friend..

Poor Heath, feeling so alone....

I just wanna die too... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(


Oh BT sweetie  :\'(  :^^) :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 23, 2008, 07:05 AM
I didn't know last night. I've just woken up and found out this news. I can't believe it. I can't stop crying. Oh Heath. I just can't believe it.

Rosie  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 23, 2008, 07:09 AM
And Christie, Keren, Tizi, Annika and everybody else that I don't personally know  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I have no words to express how utterly sad and heart broken I am for our beautiful Heath. He gave us darling Ennis and for that I will be forever grateful.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 23, 2008, 07:10 AM
I have no words to describe such a sudden shock of Heath's life ending so soon, a fellow West Australian like myself.

A death without warning, without any seeming reason, is always the hardest to take and accept.

Yet, I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. But sometimes, it may take awhile for us to learn of that reason, if we ever do at all. Yet, the reason still exists.

May memory of Heath live on forevermore.







Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 07:12 AM
I was crying so wildly that my boss just sent me to home.....

I have a horrible headache 'cause of so much cry....My eyes are swollen...I don't know what to do....

I read on the newspaper that Heath was so depressed 'cause he still loved Michelle and 'cause he was not happy with his work lately 'cause he thought that he was doing the same all the time with his new characters. He also had health problems.... :\'(  :\'(
That's so sad.....

But at the same time I'm so angry 'cause I read too that Heath was seen in NY lately so dirty and messed and smelling so bad and that he had a lot of problems with journalists.

I've read some beautiful things too, like he became a legend thanks to BBM and his acting in BBM was beyond perfect, more powerful than the best Marlon Brandon.

And Ali, I've seen what you posted....that's terrible, disgusting, something sooooooo cruel. How people can be so inhuman? Now my heart is not only broken by sadness but also by anger.

Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 07:13 AM
Oh BT sweetie  :\'(  :^^) :ghug:

June, Hon, I just want to tear my heart out to stop feeling so terribly sad..... :\'( I'm a real mess right know.....crying like a baby....I'VE CRYING FOR 5 HOURS and still it seems like I can't stop....

Oh Heath, my sweet Heath, you'll be terribly missed.....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 07:16 AM
Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.

Keren,how are you? It´s a stupid question,I know,because all of us are feeling as if a part of us has died with him.But,tell me,are you feeling a little better? Have you taken a rest and eaten anything? Promise me you´ll do,please;there´s nothing to do if we don´t feel strong enough... :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 23, 2008, 07:18 AM
June, Hon, I just want to tear my heart out to stop feeling so terribly sad..... :\'( I'm a real mess right know.....crying like a baby....I'VE CRYING FOR 5 HOURS and still it seems like I can't stop....

Oh Heath, my sweet Heath, you'll be terribly missed.....

Oh you sweet thing *hugs you so tight*  Please try and get some rest  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 07:20 AM
Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.

Keren, my friend, something is wrong with me.....I feel like I've lost someone of my family....It's almost impossible to express with words the pain I feel inside of me.....It's so hard and overwhelming....

How am I supposed to watch BBM again or to read those marvellous fics where Ennis has still Heath's face? How am I supposed to visit the Baby pix thread again without feeling I'm dying?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 07:21 AM
And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself.
 They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.
I ditto every word you said Keren!!!  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 23, 2008, 07:23 AM
I was crying so wildly that my boss just sent me to home.....

I have a horrible headache 'cause of so much cry....My eyes are swollen...I don't know what to do....

I read on the newspaper that Heath was so depressed 'cause he still loved Michelle and 'cause he was not happy with his work lately 'cause he thought that he was doing the same all the time with his new characters. He also had health problems.... :\'(  :\'(
That's so sad.....

But at the same time I'm so angry 'cause I read too that Heath was seen in NY lately so dirty and messed and smelling so bad and that he had a lot of problems with journalists.

I've read some beautiful things too, like he became a legend thanks to BBM and his acting in BBM was beyond perfect, more powerful than the best Marlon Brandon.

And Ali, I've seen what you posted....that's terrible, disgusting, something sooooooo cruel. How people can be so inhuman? Now my heart is not only broken by sadness but also by anger.

It's not important how he left us,  he left us.  Let's remember what he left behind, a masterpiece that brought us together, and a love that will keep us together.

So Tammy my friend don't let  the "bad guys" get you down.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 07:24 AM
How am I supposed to watch BBM again or to read those marvellous fics where Ennis has still Heath's face? How am I supposed to visit the Baby pix thread again without feeling I'm dying?
BT  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:  My feelings exactly... :\'(
saying that I still urge you to hold on and be strong fro us..  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 07:31 AM
Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.

I agree with everything you said Keren.  He was beautiful and talented and loved so much. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 07:34 AM
Hello my friends. Back again after a few hours sleep. More  :ghug: for all those who are just now finding out.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 23, 2008, 07:37 AM
He Was A Friend of Mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I think of him
I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He died on the road
He died on the road
He just kept on movin'
Never reaped what he could sow
And he was a friend of mine

I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
'Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord, I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 07:40 AM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BkKK_iZQy5Q

One brokie posted this in SW thread.  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 23, 2008, 07:45 AM
He Was A Friend of Mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I think of him
I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He died on the road
He died on the road
He just kept on movin'
Never reaped what he could sow
And he was a friend of mine

I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
'Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord, I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine


I've been playing this song almost non stop since I heard, it makes me think of Jake and how devastated he must be feeling, like we all are, because Heath WAS a friend of ours, even if we didn't know him personally. He brought us all together through his beautiful portrayal of Ennis and will live forever through him and through the friendships born from Brokeback Mountain. Rest In Peace,lil darling :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: phathead on Jan 23, 2008, 07:47 AM
I feel sad and empty.
Rest in peace Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 07:53 AM
I've been playing this song almost non stop since I heard, it makes me think of Jake and how devastated he must be feeling, like we all are, because Heath WAS a friend of ours, even if we didn't know him personally. He brought us all together through his beautiful portrayal of Ennis and will live forever through him and through the friendships born from Brokeback Mountain. Rest In Peace,lil darling :\'(

Yeah CS, he was a friend of ours...

I'm thinking about Jake too...they were good friends.  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 07:58 AM
I plan to go to the place where Heath passed away tomorrow and lay a bouquet of flower as my tribute for what he had given us.

You all will be in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Thank you Ethan.  I saw a picture this morning of a makeshift memorial in front of the building where Heath died.  It was so moving.

Ethan, could you get him white roses?  Or else, white orchids? 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 08:04 AM
Were they the favorites Heath's flowers Thomas?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:08 AM
Were they the favorites Heath's flowers Thomas?

I don't know, Tammy.  But only the best for Heath...

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 08:08 AM
Keren, my friend, something is wrong with me.....I feel like I've lost someone of my family....It's almost impossible to express with words the pain I feel inside of me.....It's so hard and overwhelming....

How am I supposed to watch BBM again or to read those marvellous fics where Ennis has still Heath's face? How am I supposed to visit the Baby pix thread again without feeling I'm dying?

There's nothing wrong with you Tammy, I feel like that too. my eyes are red and swollen from crying so much. I think I reached the point where I'm so emotionally and physically exhausted I can't even cry anymore, I'm just numb. It will be so hard to watch the movie again and to post his pictures, I know. I still don't know how to handle all that.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 08:09 AM
      It was a rough night for sleep.  You wake up, and the news is still the same.  Doesn't go away.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 08:15 AM
     Well, only 3 hours sleep.  The human mind is a great inventor to comfort one's self against pain, so having said that, will tell what happened.
I slept in the deepest peace, which I did not think possible.  I awoke with the impression of a kiss on the forehead, and the outline of a bluebird,
first dark, then fully blue.  Was mentally confused until I could form the words-but they were different from the movie- they were- where a
bluebird sings, and they conveyed to me that Heath was at peace.  Again, am no fool, and know well how the mind can provide what is needed,
and I thought of that very quickly.  But it did happen, and that is how this day has started for me-either the metaphysical or the simple ways
our minds create some comfort when it is most needed.  Makes no difference-it was OK to wake up like that, wherever that came from.  Nor am
I embarrassed to pass it along.  I felt a great sense of peace, and can only hope that doesn't erode through the day.
   The workings of the mind.....but they can parallel some other truth--that Heath is at peace, and a gentle, warm, conscious peace. 

That's beautiful friend.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'( I only hope so.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:19 AM
Is there a group to link us all together? Where it asks to associate are candle?

I used the group initials "ej"
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:24 AM
I don't know maybe you can seach and find out if we could create one?

I just watched Come what may clip by ravebous and still in chock and too much tears to chat
catch you later
so sorry


search for the GROUP "  HEATH " 18 candles and 6 country so far

Thanks, frenchcda.  I lit a candle under the HEATH group.

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:26 AM
Heath Ledger on screen
Audio slideshow: Garry Maddox

A flash player is required

http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/2008/entertainment/heath-ledger-retrospective/start.html

Farewell Heath  :\'(


So moving.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 08:30 AM
They just showed a 15 minute tribute to Heath on the tv and the final clips were the sum up of his career with quotes from him and playing the Wings :\'(

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HildaPossible on Jan 23, 2008, 08:33 AM
(http://xf0.xanga.com/c68c20eb04133170009651/z128939687.bmp)
How come? I don't believe it, I DON'T BELIEVE IT! Why is he dead... why... if it is an accident I gotta wake him up and blame him from being careless... if it is a murder I gotta wake him up and let him see how I take revenge and kill the murderer... if he attempt suicide I gotta wake him up and slap him hard in the face and scold him...
But he is gone. Forever and ever. I can't wake him up. Nobody can. In the movie it is Jack who's dead, and now you are telling me that in the reality it is Heath who's dead? I don't want to say rest in peace, coz I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE HEATH IS DEAD! I DON'T!


Rest in peace, 'Ennis'...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 08:33 AM
Ennis del Mar was a fictional character ... we know that.
Heath Ledger was a real man ... we know that.

Heath Ledger, actor, breathed life into a hero I didn't even know existed before his amazing performance/role in Brokeback Mountain. 

Still the hero of my life, Ennis del Mar.
Thank you, Mr. Ledger.  What ever happened to you, it's wrong.

May I suggest a synchronized toast to Mr. Ledger?

I'm so glad this web-site exists, otherwise I'd have no place to share my grief. Thanks all.

*toast* ... TO MR HEATH LEDGER.


 :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:35 AM
Someone posted this link on Brokebackslash.
It's a condolence book.

Hey everyone, just thought I'd let you know that a Guest book has been set up at the San Francisco Chronicle's website for Heath.

http://www.legacy.com/SFGate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=101716459

I signed.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 08:36 AM
(http://xf0.xanga.com/c68c20eb04133170009651/z128939687.bmp)
How come? I don't believe it, I DON'T BELIEVE IT! Why is he dead... why... if it is an accident I gotta wake him up and blame him from being careless... if it is a murder I gotta wake him up and let him see how I take revenge and kill the murderer... if he attempt suicide I gotta wake him up and slap him hard in the face and scold him...
But he is gone. Forever and ever. I can't wake him up. Nobody can. In the movie it is Jack who's dead, and now you are telling me that in the reality it is Heath who's dead? I don't want to say rest in peace, coz I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE HEATH IS DEAD! I DON'T!


Rest in peace, 'Ennis'...


Oh my..... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Please don't do this to me; I can't stand it no more.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:38 AM
This article killed me even more

http://www.afterelton.com/blog/michaeljensen/heaths-death-like-body-blow?&comment=32467

The writer speaks for all of us.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 23, 2008, 08:41 AM
I'm draging ass, I trying to get to work.  Is it hitting me.  I don't know.  I don't want to feel this way, I don't want to cry.   I lived with this "thing" that came over me for a year.  What's going to happen now?  

Man this  is stupid, I got  to go.  tears are falling, this really hurts.  I didn't want it to.  I tried my best not let it get to me.  It just doesn't make sense.  I'm sorry,
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 23, 2008, 08:44 AM
Dear Friends,
I need to share something with you.
Some time ago, just before Christmas I went to see a clairvoyant. It was the first time in my life. She told me that somebody is going to die soon and his death will effect me greately, altough he is someone pretty distant to me. Now I know who he was talking about... The words "Heath Ledger is dead" just plays in my head over and over again...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 08:44 AM
I woke up this morning, praying it was a bad dream.  But it's in all the newspapers.  I've already cried here at work; everyone here knows how much I love BBM, and they are trying to comfort me.  I still can't believe he's gone.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 08:47 AM
Darling Keren, and all you other brokies,

I have just woken up and am still numb. Came right to ennisjack, after months of abstinence. Don't know what to say...

monicita

We try to say that we loved him.

We love him still.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 08:50 AM
More  :ghug: to all. This is a difficult time for so many.

The tributes and articles have been so respectful and moving. ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 08:52 AM
(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/01/23/img-8g1nzpeyxn9.jpg) (http://mabul.org/)

Our Sweet Heath, our sweet Ennis, we'll miss you forever and you are forever in our hearts :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 08:53 AM
     BabyTammy, am wide awake now, and am now hurting more because there were actually four warnings, I gave.  Mentioned last night,
that I had posted, on pg. 432 of photos, that he looked extremely sad, in the pictures from London, and then one, mid-page.  I softened it,
so as not to seem to wrongful, but was seriously worried.
   They are now saying he had complained of a sleep disorder after making TDK, and was only getting 2-3 hours of sleep (interview-N.Y. Times)
and was exhausted and emotionally drained.  And I warned of that in this forum on page 34 of the Joker thread, but, again, watered it down,
so as not to be offensive.  Watered it down, but spoke up, in 2 posts on that page.
  But I also e-mailed Heath, as soon as I had the internet, last year, and asked him to look after his emotional and physical health, as I had
read BBM took a lot out of him.  No reply.  When I was accepted by his staff as an add-on to his MySpace site, they posted my picture (along
with a bunch of other new add-ons) with the message from me that he should get plenty of rest.  It's a matter of record, on that site.
  So, now, am in great pain, because I gave not one but four warnings, that I sensed something was wrong.  And yet I never took it to the
level of extreme warning, for fear of being made fun of.  I tried, 4 times, 3 of which can be seen, but I failed to go with my gut instinct, that
this was a sensitive guy who took too much on himself.  
  Never heard of the Times interview until last night, but it was a direct complaint to the reporter, and maybe even a cry for help. Asking for
someone to see him as more than a celebrity, but as a human being.  Knowing I gave 4 warnings gives me even more grief, because 3 of them
were published or posted, and I played the game- I watered them down, afraid of being tagged as out-of-line, and negative.
  What's done is done.  I loved him enough to notice, but maybe not enough to raise hell and hope someone, anyone would hear.  His staff-
anyone.  Exhaustion.  2-4 hours of sleep each night.  Why didn't the reporter speak up?
  Again, what people say- something was meant to be--No.  Not this.  I will leave off, grieving all the more, that no one close to him stepped in.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 08:53 AM
IN LOVING MEMORY

Thanks for all you've done
I've missed you for so long
I can't believe you're gone
You still live in me
I feel you in the wind
You guide me constantly

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always there waiting
And ill come home and I miss your face so
Smiling down on me
I close my eyes to see

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I carry the things that remind me of you
In loving memory of
The one that was so true
Your were as kind as you could be
And even though you're gone
You still mean the world to me

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always there waiting
But now I come home and it's not the same, no
It feels empty and alone
I can't believe you're gone

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I'm glad he set you free from sorrow
I'll still love you more tomorrow
And you will be here with me still

And what you did you did with feeling
And You always found the meaning
And you always will
And you always will
And you always will

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Quills on Jan 23, 2008, 08:57 AM
It's all so very sad and a tragic waste of life  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:01 AM
To me, the most devastating thought is that, in one way or another, he probably did kill himself. Most probably by not taking good enough care of himself (lack of sleep, pneumonia, and maybe not seeking help, either psychological or physical). I am not saying he did it on purpose. It just reminds me of Ennis, the man who could not listen to his deepest feelings. Does anybody understand what I mean?

I mean no disrespect. I once was in that situation myself for a few months, where for sheer misery and the lack of sleep that caused (which induces a kind of stupor even when you are awake) I sometimes either wished I was dead or just didn't feel anything much and could not care about what was happening to me. Add pneumonia on top of that and those weird sleeping pills he seems to have taken, which make people do crazy things in their sleep (why are they even being sold if that is the case?).

Love to you all,

monicita

He had such a grueling schedule, especially on the set of "The Dark Knight", where he had to do a lot of the filming during the late evenings and early morning hours.  A life in Art is not an easy thing.  To papahrase the Poet Cavafy:  

You know the pace of our life - it's fever, it's absolute | devotion to beauty

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 09:03 AM
    BabyTammy, am wide awake now, and am now hurting more because there were actually four warnings, I gave.  Mentioned last night,
that I had posted, on pg. 432 of photos, that he looked extremely sad, in the pictures from London, and then one, mid-page.  I softened it,
so as not to seem to wrongful, but was seriously worried.
   They are now saying he had complained of a sleep disorder after making TDK, and was only getting 2-3 hours of sleep (interview-N.Y. Times)
and was exhausted and emotionally drained.  And I warned of that in this forum on page 34 of the Joker thread, but, again, watered it down,
so as not to be offensive.  Watered it down, but spoke up, in 2 posts on that page.
  But I also e-mailed Heath, as soon as I had the internet, last year, and asked him to look after his emotional and physical health, as I had
read BBM took a lot out of him.  No reply.  When I was accepted by his staff as an add-on to his MySpace site, they posted my picture (along
with a bunch of other new add-ons) with the message from me that he should get plenty of rest.  It's a matter of record, on that site.
  So, now, am in great pain, because I gave not one but four warnings, that I sensed something was wrong.  And yet I never took it to the
level of extreme warning, for fear of being made fun of.  I tried, 4 times, 3 of which can be seen, but I failed to go with my gut instinct, that
this was a sensitive guy who took too much on himself.  
  Never heard of the Times interview until last night, but it was a direct complaint to the reporter, and maybe even a cry for help. Asking for
someone to see him as more than a celebrity, but as a human being.  Knowing I gave 4 warnings gives me even more grief, because 3 of them
were published or posted, and I played the game- I watered them down, afraid of being tagged as out-of-line, and negative.
  What's done is done.  I loved him enough to notice, but maybe not enough to raise hell and hope someone, anyone would hear.  His staff-
anyone.  Exhaustion.  2-4 hours of sleep each night.  Why didn't the reporter speak up?
  Again, what people say- something was meant to be--No.  Not this.  I will leave off, grieving all the more, that no one close to him stepped in.


Tony I remember well what you said in Baby pix thread......That was true.....He looked so tired and sad....

I'm watching on TV right now the images of him, all covered, the ambulance, people all around....... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

My heart aches so bad for him.......

They are saying on TV that Heath was so tired and maybe he had a drepression.....They say that in his late appearance he looked ill.

I'm also watching his father....he's devastated.......

Tony, you loved him enough to notice..... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:08 AM
I am devastated and oh, just so sad. Brokeback Mountain wasn't supposed to end this way. Now there will never be Brokeback Mountain 2. Forever in our hearts, Heath. We will always remember you.

There cannot be a Brokeback Mountain 2.  Ennis is dead.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:11 AM
Like many of you here I am shocked. Living in Europe I woke up to the news. Heath's picture is front cover on the papers. I am wearing a black tie today with the cowboy outfit and Stetson I always wear since BBM.

Its good there is this forum because most people in the "real" world do not understand what we are going through right now.

 :\'(

I am also wearing black today.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 09:14 AM
There cannot be a Brokeback Mountain 2.  Ennis is dead.




 :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:17 AM
tpe suggested  earlier, to do something to remember him by, so I thought, how about a tribute video on YouTube from our forum  ?

I agree that this is a beautiful idea.  We should discuss this and more in geeater detail in the coming hours/days.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 09:18 AM
First thing I saw when I turn on my computer and connect to the internet this morning.  I thought it was just a dream.  Now I wish it was just a dream.  I'm so shock and numb that I can barely type.  This is a very sad news indeed.  Bless his soul.  I also feel for his daughter.  I hope her and her mother are well.  

To Heath:  May you rest in peace up there and look after the people you love.  If you are reading this, you know how many people love and respect you.  You were a great actor for someone so young and never in a million years would we think you'll leave us.  Your legacy will live forever.

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 09:23 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 09:24 AM
We remeber you always. Our Ennis, happy Ennis.

(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/01/23/img-ih497kv8mxp.jpg) (http://mabul.org/)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 09:25 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.

Thank you, Barb :ghug: :ghug: Same to you. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:26 AM
Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.

I didn't want to say anything about this, but for a short while yesterday afternoon (US time), Heath's entry in wikipedia was disgustingly desecrated.  The mods of that site made sure that it was cleaned up immediately.

There is so much nastiness out there about Heath.  We should be careful what to believe and not to believe.  In the meantime, we know that we honor him for his his work, his beauty, and his talent.  Nobody can take that away from us.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 09:28 AM
Almost all Heath pic forums are erased, I can understand why.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 09:30 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.

And we offer them back to you and our best support  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:   %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 09:34 AM
We remeber you always. Our Ennis, happy Ennis.

(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/01/23/img-ih497kv8mxp.jpg) (http://mabul.org/)

Anything interesting up there in heaven, Heath?

 :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:34 AM
He died on the road
He died on the road
He just kept on movin'
Never reaped what he could sow
And he was a friend of mine

As is.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 09:37 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.


Thanks FlwrChild!  We all needed a little of that today!   :ghug: To you too and everyone else.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HildaPossible on Jan 23, 2008, 09:38 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.

Thank you a lot  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:38 AM
I've been playing this song almost non stop since I heard, it makes me think of Jake and how devastated he must be feeling, like we all are, because Heath WAS a friend of ours, even if we didn't know him personally. He brought us all together through his beautiful portrayal of Ennis and will live forever through him and through the friendships born from Brokeback Mountain. Rest In Peace,lil darling :\'(

As he had done in the past, I suspect Jake will maintain a respectful silence.  He is godfather to Heath's child, and I suspect that this has been on his mind the past few hours.  I also pray for him.

Both Jake and Maggie were fortunate enough to work with Heath at the height of his powers.  I am sure that they both feel the loss very much.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 23, 2008, 09:39 AM
Anything interesting up there in heaven, Heath?

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh that's so SAD, that makes me cry... That's how I will remeber him... Thank you Twisted for the picture and Ali, that's the face I ment, when we talked in spanish thread...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 09:41 AM
My Immortal  :\'( :\'( :\'(
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2i0goXB05EI&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jqriISAkIyk
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:42 AM
I'm draging ass, I trying to get to work.  Is it hitting me.  I don't know.  I don't want to feel this way, I don't want to cry.   I lived with this "thing" that came over me for a year.  What's going to happen now?  

Man this  is stupid, I got  to go.  tears are falling, this really hurts.  I didn't want it to.  I tried my best not let it get to me.  It just doesn't make sense.  I'm sorry,

No need to say sorry.  We are the same.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: rpmnh on Jan 23, 2008, 09:42 AM

I just came across this quite in a news article on CNN.

>>"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels ..."

So true and appropriate, particularly for this forum. I hope that he knew, at least to some extent, his impact on us, here, in particular, and in the world, in general.

I have nothing to add in regard to the sadness that we are all feeling. It has already been said.

I do want to express my appreciation to everyone involved in this supportive forum. This really is an "anchor" in trying times, particularly this one. Collective thanks to everyone for just being there. I hope that you all realize your positive impact here, in our little community, and in the world in general. Life is short and fragile, so be aware of and appreciate your contributions often. I can only hope that Heath did...

Bob
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 23, 2008, 09:43 AM
My Immortal  :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jqriISAkIyk
..this pain is just too real.. :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 23, 2008, 09:43 AM
I don't think it's quite set in yet - I keep hoping this is all a horrible mistake, although I know it's not going to be that way.

I think I finally know exactly what Ennis felt when he got the postcard about Jack's death.  Surreal shock and disbelief.  :\'(  :\'(  :\'( :\'( :\'(


(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k144/MississaugaRed/postcarddeceased.jpg)

We'll miss you, Heath.  Always.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 09:43 AM
And we offer them back to you and our best support  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:   %)

 %) back.  :ghug:


Hi again Lindsey. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 09:44 AM
Anything interesting up there in heaven, Heath?

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh God... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 09:45 AM
Dear Friends,
I need to share something with you.
Some time ago, just before Christmas I went to see a clairvoyant. It was the first time in my life. She told me that somebody is going to die soon and his death will effect me greately, altough he is someone pretty distant to me. Now I know who he was talking about... The words "Heath Ledger is dead" just plays in my head over and over again...

I too believe in Fate.  

But I like to think NOT about what could have been; rather I like to think of what he has given us.

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 09:46 AM
My Immortal  :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jqriISAkIyk

Thanks,hpv, but I haven´t could see it completely;I begin to cry again,it´s so sad...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 09:49 AM
tpe, MG, JT, Twisted, Quills, BabyTammy, Tony, Jack's Key, Aurora, Monicita, Hildapossible, and all the rest (I don't want to miss anyone):

I can only offer more  :ghug:  :ghug: and my support and commiseration.

Thank you much Barb.

Yesterday was a very bad day for me; a lot of problems at work and some at home and with friends too. A real mightmare. I was broken. But I tried to sleep thinking about how I was going to resolve my problems......I didn't sleep well, but after so much thinking, I've found solutions and new sthrengh to face the day. This was going to be a great day. I was going to talk to my boss to clear a lot of stuff, and also I was going to make up with a friend of mine. I was happy. But then I received a message via cell phone from Ali (MyPrivateJack): I'm so sorry that I have to tell you this: HEATH IS DEAD.

I remained still, without notice that my hands have started to shake. I left everything I was doing and run to the nearest computer. I came here and then I saw it...... :\'(  :\'(  :\'( Oh my, I saw it, I saw the new banner and then I knew that all was real, Heath was dead and with him my heart too. I thought I was going to vomit.

After so much crying my boss sent me to home. I know I'm a silly girl, but yeah, I can't help being so weak.
This day was going to be beautiful; now is a wreck, I'm a wreck and I think the whole month is going to be a wreck, a total shit for me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 09:54 AM
I don't think it's quite set in yet - I keep hoping this is all a horrible mistake, although I know it's not going to be that way.

I think I finally know exactly what Ennis felt when he got the postcard about Jack's death.  Surreal shock and disbelief.  :\'(  :\'(  :\'( :\'( :\'(


(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k144/MississaugaRed/postcarddeceased.jpg)

We'll miss you, Heath.  Always.   :\'(

You know, that's exactly what I was thinking about this morning. I don't think I'll ever be able to watch that scene again - it was hard enough before but now?

Sorry for the "anything interesting.." thing - it was actually Ethan who posted it first on the Vigil thread and it just seemed fitting, somehow.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 23, 2008, 09:55 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 09:58 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


Now I'm crying like a baby!!!!  :\'(  :\'( Oh my....My baby Heath.  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 09:59 AM
Good morning all...i too woke up hoping it was just a horrible dream. Unfortunately it was not.  

I'm still numb, my heart is heavy, and my eyes ache.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 23, 2008, 10:01 AM
just beautiful, thanks for posting. 

This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 23, 2008, 10:03 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.

OMG...O)MG!!!!!  So beautiful and sadd too
Now I'm really crying my eyes out...!!!
"Do not stand at my grave and cry;"...I can't help it....sobbing  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 10:07 AM
Beautiful poem trekfan. Thank you. :^^)

Tammy, you are not silly or weak. As MissRed said, we are all shocked and stunned, just as Ennis was when he received that postcard. You need time to heal from that very real hurt. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 10:14 AM
I just read on tmz that someone placed a bouquet of flowers next to the concrete footprint of Matilda near where Heath lived.  That poor, poor baby.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 10:16 AM
I know we're all keeping her in our prayers, as well as Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 10:17 AM
Rest in peace, dear one.  You will live on in your daughter, and in your tremendous body of work with which you left us.  You will be in our hearts forever.

I just noticed this is my 2000th post.  I wish it could have been at a happier time.   :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 23, 2008, 10:18 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


This is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: shazza on Jan 23, 2008, 10:21 AM
Sleep in heavenly peace Heath
there is no sorrow, no pain, no suffering
there is eternal beauty and calm
You are forever young.

thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 10:25 AM
Hi shazza. That was lovely. ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 10:26 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


That is beautiful trekfan!  Excuse me for a moment... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 10:28 AM
I just read on tmz that someone placed a bouquet of flowers next to the concrete footprint of Matilda near where Heath lived.  That poor, poor baby.   :\'(

I saw that too.  That is just so utterly heartbreaking.  I'm still so numb, feeling sick, wanting to cry.  wish I was at home, not work.   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 10:32 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


That´s nice and,yes,we can have some relief,but maybe tomorrow;today all these beautiful thoughts we share hurt so much...I hope you understand... :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 10:33 AM
I saw that too.  That is just so utterly heartbreaking.  I'm still so numb, feeling sick, wanting to cry.  wish I was at home, not work.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh Christie I cried at work and I think I've cried like I were those 4000 members of this forum; I've cried a whole sea, trust me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: shazza on Jan 23, 2008, 10:33 AM
God Bless everyone

today is the day to tell those you love, how much you really do
and to give that extra hug, kiss, kind words to your loved ones

life happens while we are busy doing other things.

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cremetorte on Jan 23, 2008, 10:37 AM
i heard it through the radio-news this morning at work... and i couldn't believe it when i first heard. i still feel like this is all a bad joke.
thanks trekfan for the poem. it had me in tears - but in a good way. (i think)

hugs to you all - i hope we will get through this hard time at some point.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jerasjr on Jan 23, 2008, 10:37 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


trekfan, I have heard this done as a song - am going to see if I can remember by whom and if I have it...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 23, 2008, 10:42 AM
Last night I went to sleep, almost distant from the world around me. I kept switching channels on the news, back and fourth. I stumbled upon the interview from Charlie Rose. I was shocked to see his face, smiling, talking about it, and his voice...oh, how I wanted to cry but nothing could come out. I put my hands together and prayed that night for him to be safe up in heaven and that his family anf friends will all be ok.

When I awoke this morning, my head was spinning with thoughts saying again and again "Heath Ledger is gone", "No, it is only a dream"...but when I turned on the news, there he was, a man so beautiful, a man who took risk, gone in an instant. I am still numb, still wishing this was only a horrible nightmare...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 10:44 AM
God Bless everyone

today is the day to tell those you love, how much you really do
and to give that extra hug, kiss, kind words to your loved ones

life happens while we are busy doing other things.

 

Gosh, I was just thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 23, 2008, 10:44 AM
Plodding on at work all day, but couldn't think of anything but Heath. Kept sneaking to the forum to see how mu BB Buddies were rallying. I'll go home in 45 minutes, it can't come quick enough.

Love to all as usual. I will check in again later.

 :ghug:  Tom
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 10:54 AM
Tom  :ghug: 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cara1158 on Jan 23, 2008, 11:05 AM
 :(     :ghug:

Hello everyone... 

I have not visited ennisjack.com in a very very long time.  But this is the place to be today to mourn.  I have always been more of a Jake fan (in posting here, at least).  But there's never been any doubt that Heath was an amazing actor with incredible talent.  Every film I saw him in, he just owned it.  He chose roles that challenged him and used his best skills, and he made every role believable and memorable.  Hollywood has lost a great talent.  My heart is breaking for Michelle and Matilda; for Jake; for all his family and friends and fans.  Whatever is determined to be the cause of death, I pray that he was at peace.  Such a sad shocking end for someone who could have been one of Hollywood's greatest.

"I can't cry hard enough..."
Cindi

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 11:05 AM
Last night I went to sleep, almost distant from the world around me. I kept switching channels on the news, back and fourth. I stumbled upon the interview from Charlie Rose. I was shocked to see his face, smiling, talking about it, and his voice...oh, how I wanted to cry but nothing could come out. I put my hands together and prayed that night for him to be safe up in heaven and that his family anf friends will all be ok.

When I awoke this morning, my head was spinning with thoughts saying again and again "Heath Ledger is gone", "No, it is only a dream"...but when I turned on the news, there he was, a man so beautiful, a man who took risk, gone in an instant. I am still numb, still wishing this was only a horrible nightmare...


I, too, wish this is all a very bad dream.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 23, 2008, 11:08 AM
Cara, I am glad you find this the place to be. :ghug: You are not alone here.

I am more of a Jake girl myself, but it doens't matter. Heath was extraordinairy.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 11:08 AM
 :ghug: Cindi. This is definitely the place to be.


JT, LD, I think it will be a long time waking from this nightmare If only it were a dream. :\'(


Tom, I hope to see you later. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 11:09 AM
Left: the last known picture of Heath, taken on the set of Dr. Parnassus.

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_04/HeathsplitWENN2301_468x361.jpg)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 23, 2008, 11:11 AM
I must go for now my friends..may peace be with you all during this tragic event and the days to come...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 11:12 AM
:(     :ghug:

Hello everyone... 

I have not visited ennisjack.com in a very very long time.  But this is the place to be today to mourn.  I have always been more of a Jake fan (in posting here, at least).  But there's never been any doubt that Heath was an amazing actor with incredible talent.  Every film I saw him in, he just owned it.  He chose roles that challenged him and used his best skills, and he made every role believable and memorable.  Hollywood has lost a great talent.  My heart is breaking for Michelle and Matilda; for Jake; for all his family and friends and fans.  Whatever is determined to be the cause of death, I pray that he was at peace.  Such a sad shocking end for someone who could have been one of Hollywood's greatest.

"I can't cry hard enough..."
Cindi



Cindi   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 23, 2008, 11:13 AM
Cara, I am glad you find this the place to be. :ghug: You are not alone here.

I am more of a Jake girl myself, but it doens't matter. Heath was extraordinairy.



I'm a Jake girl too, as you all know, but you're right, it doesn't matter, I'm a Brokie first and I wouldn't be if it were not for Heath, as well as Jake.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 11:14 AM
Thank you for your words,Cindi;that's how we feel today.But as I said in Spanish channels,he will live forever in our hearts and minds and in his movies.That's the best legacy he has given to us and the best way to remember him. :ghug:
Now you going to laugh at  me,what we really need today...I'm so awkward and my head is so dumb,that while I was washing the dishes,I cut with a knife.Later on,I put a coffee pot on the fire and,when I catched it to put it in the cup,it spilled over the same hand¡.OMG¡ I haven't burn my hand,but my finger has bleed a little.It seems like a Peter Sellers film¡I´m a little stupid;let's see if I make the house blow...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 11:15 AM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 11:18 AM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers and the following

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg)(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/0011.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

That's beautiful Ethan!  Please do it for all of us here.   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HLJG on Jan 23, 2008, 11:20 AM
We remeber you always. Our Ennis, happy Ennis.

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OMG-=-Last night I went out on my 3rd floor apartment balcony and closed my eyes. I then replayed this scene from BBM in my mind and smiled to myself.
I then opened my eyes, looked up to heaven, and sent up thanks that heath was a part of my life--and will always be.

I just saw a Yahoo update about Michelle and Matilda, who flew in from Sweden this morning, as well as other things;
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_en_mo/obit_ledger
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 11:20 AM
Some lovely tributes on the BBC website

It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation's finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger's diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

I adored him. I don't know how to compare his talent to others but he's touched me deeply as a talent and it's a great loss - losing him at any age would be a loss but it was pretty rough news. I was really shocked by it.
John Travolta

I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Mel Gibson

What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Heath's family.
Nicole Kidman

I am shocked and very saddened by the news. I deeply respected Heath's work and always admired his continuing development as an artist. My thoughts are with his family and close friends.
Cate Blanchett

I think Tennyson got it right in the poem when he described someone as having died at a young age but burning the candles at both ends, and oh what a beautiful flame he made, that was Heath, what a beautiful flame he made and a great talent.

My heart goes out to everyone in his family and my family. The saddest thing is his daughter whom he just loved
dearly.

Larry Williams - ex-partner Michelle Williams' father

The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
Warner Bros president Alan Horn and studio president Jeff Robinov

He made a decision about four years ago to stop being led by producers and managers and to forge his own way. He started working with the most interesting directors. He was so successful at breaking out of the teen idol image.
Neil Armfield, who directed Ledger in his last Australian film, Candy

I worked on the same film and I never met him - we were never on the same set. This is as much news to me as anybody and it affects me in the same way.
Morgan Freeman, co-star in Dark Knight

I went through a similar thing with River Phoenix in the fact that he was so young. It's a real tragedy when someone so talented dies because you don't know on the early part of their career what more they could offer us.
Director Rob Reiner


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cara1158 on Jan 23, 2008, 11:21 AM
Has there been any news about how Jake is doing?  I worry about him as well, I know they were close.  He is Matilda's godfather, I believe.  I read that Michelle is 'devastated' an understatement if ever there was one.  

Cindi
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 11:23 AM


Remember that so many things remain unanswered, and that even in this article, there remains a lot of speculation.

But I am heartened to read the Jake was his friend to the very end.  I quote from the full article:

Quote
"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused...


Jake, you remained a true friend.  I am sure Heath appreciated you.


From: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23433653-details/Family+of+Brokeback+Mountain+star+Heath+Ledger:+'He+didn't+commit+suicide'/article.do

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Family of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger: 'He didn't commit suicide'
Last updated at 15:37pm on 23.01.08

 
The family of Australian star Heath Ledger has rejected mounting speculation the actor committed suicide in his New York City apartment.

The Brokeback Mountain star was found in dead just after 3pm yesterday after a suspected drug overdose. He was 28.

An intial autopsy carried out by the New York City Medical Examiner was 'inconclusive', according to U.S. reports.

The official investigation was launched after a police spokesperson confirmed sleeping pills - both prescription medication and non-prescription - were found in the vicinity of the actor's body.

In Perth, his home town, Ledger's father Kim read out a statement in which he insisted the death was an accident.

Surrounded by his ex-wife Sally and their sobbing daughter Kate, he said: “We confirm the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda.”

He went on to describe his son as "a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many."

Kim continued: "Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life that few had the pleasure of truly knowing him."

It has been revealed Ledger made a friend promise to call and “wake me up” hours before his death.

Film director Shekhar Kapur said Ledger had asked him to call the next morning during a conversation on the eve of the tragedy.

Kapur, who directed Ledger in The Four Feathers, telephoned him on Monday after arriving in New York from London.

“I last spoke to him the night before he died. He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body,” he said.

He added: “He was one of the most gentle, the most honest, most caring, and most compassionate persons I had met.”

The actor was found dead at a SoHo, Manhattan residence, where he had been staying on a temporary basis.

Sources told Mail Online today that Ledger had been battling substance abuse problems - including an addiction to heroin - for some time.

"He had a stint in rehab last year when he was treated for heroin," a source told The Daily Mail, adding that Ledger was increasingly introverted at the time of his death.

There are claims the strain of playing the Joker in the new Batman film may have proved too much for the star – in a recent interview he told how the role of a “murderous psychopath” had left him “sleepless and exhausted”. He is also said to have recently suffered pneumonia.

He was only sleeping around two hours a night, with reports speculating his reliance on sleeping pills lead to his "accidental overdose".

A housekeeper at Ledger's New York City apartment made shocking discovery of his body face down on a bed at 3.20pm local time on Tuesday afternoon.

Minutes earlier, the housekeeper had opened the door to a masseuse, who had an appointment with the actor.

The Hollywood website TMZ.com reported that Ledger was in cardiac arrest when emergency services arrived on the scene.

The actor's body was moved to the floor but subsequent attempts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at 3.35pm, at the scene.

Police are treating Ledger's death as possible suicide or an accidental drugs overdose.

Officers have blocked anyone from entering the apartment and said a full autopsy will be carried out on Ledger's body on today.

His remains were removed by police in a body bag from the apartment three hours after his death.

Ledger's ex-fiancée Michelle Williams and their two year old daughter Matilda flew from a film set in Sweden to their home in Brooklyn following tragedy.

“You can't begin to imagine the state she's in,” an executive on the film told the Mail Online.

Her father Larry Williams said: “It has just broken everybody's heart in my family. I think Tennyson got it right in the poem he described someone as having died at a young age but burning the candles at both ends. And oh what a beautiful flame he made. That was Heath.”

He said Ledger was devoted to the couple's daughter.

"The saddest thing is his daughter whom he just loved dearly. The Tennyson poem is just so true. His years were few but he left a beautiful legacy."

An insider disclosed that the Oscar nominated star had been battling substance abuse problems during the later part of his life.

Perth-born Ledger took his break-up with Williams last September very badly, according to the source.

"Heath was shattered by his split from Michelle," the source told Mail Online, adding: "He became a recluse. He barely slept he was dealing with terrible mood swings."

Ledger spent the past several months mourning the loss of his relationship with Williams and friends say he had become an introvert, who was headed in a downward spiral.

"Heath totally wanted to be on his own these past few months since he and Michelle split in September," says a source. "She was very much in love with him, but the fact he continued to dabble in drugs kept their relationship from being one she could rely on.

"He adored his daughter Matilda, and when Michelle called it quits, he missed Matilda so much that he was thrown into a deep dark depression.

"Heath was living in New York to be close to his daughter. But he hardly ever ventured out anymore.

"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused, and now it looks as though he may have died of a drug overdose.

"Michelle will be devastated by the news, because she always hoped he would get help and they could manage to work out their relationship for the sake of their daughter.

"Now poor little Matty is left without a father, and Heath has died a senseless death.

"He had so much to live for and he was so talented. He was working on a new film, and he had everything in life to live for. Now, tragically, he has thrown it all away at just 28."

Industry observers spoke last night of the increasingly "unhinged" way that Ledger has carried himself professionally and personally in recent months.

"It's easy to think an actor is just dressing bizarrely and acting weird on the red carpet to try to drum up some interest in themselves. But a picture is fast emerging, through discussions with his friends and work associates, that Heath has really been very out of it for months.

"And he's been battling some pretty serious demons. It's just so incredible that it was allowed to gone on unchecked for so long."

Ledger's former fiancée Williams failed to talk sense into her now deceased former partner.

"She cared for him deeply but his life was unmanageable," said the source. "As much as she wanted to stay together, he was a different person these past couple of years.

"The tragic reality was that he lost his grip on life."

As for Ledger's trip to rehab, the source said: "It was during his filming of The Dark Knight. Heath's addiction was really getting in the way of his ability to act. He went to rehab but left fairly quickly, within a number of days.

"Tragically, he never really faced up to his addictions. Had he done so, he would be alive today."

It was at the Venice Film Festival in September of last year that Ledger first started displaying signs of being floored by his split with Williams and at was then that friends noticed a change of behaviour in him.

After behaving oddly during a press junket at the festival on the Venice Lido all day on September 3rd, Ledger went alone to a party thrown by Italian designer Alberta Ferretti on a yacht moored off the main city at 10pm.

Ledger arrived dressed "as if he was homeless", said a source.

"It looked as if he was if he was trying to make some kind of point. He drifted around the party not talking to anyone for half an hour and then just walked off into the night like a lost soul. It was most odd.

"He and Richard Gere were both special guests at the party. But Heath was just like a ghost. It was obvious something awful had happened to him."

In an interview last November, Ledger spoke of the joy of fatherhood; "Having a child changes every aspect of your life – for the better, of course. The sacrifices are large, but what you get in return is even bigger than the sacrifices you make.

"I feel, in a sense, ready to die because you are living on in your child."

Chief among his celebrity confidants during the final stages of his life was fellow Australian Naomi Watts, who dated Ledger for two years after meeting on the set of Ned Kelly.

Ledger was currently in the middle of filming the Terry Gilliam movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus at the time of his death. Last weekend, he was photographed dressed as a clown on set in London.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, to race car driver Kim Ledger and French teacher Sally Bell, the actor left school at age 16 to pursue his acting career in Sydney.

After making his TV debut in children's TV series Clowning Around at the age of 13, Ledger made his first big screen outing in Australian drama Blackrock.

Ledger's breakout Hollywood role came in 1999 teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, alongside Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

After high-profile roles opposite Mel Gibson in The Patriot and Halle Berry in Monster's Ball, Ledger was firmly established as a leading man in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain in 2005.

Ledger was Oscar-nominated for his acclaimed performance as gay cowboy Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, but missed out to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Capote.

He can currently be seen in cinemas playing Bob Dylan in I'm Not There alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere.

His performance as The Joker in Batman sequel The Dark Knight has already received a good reception from test audiences. The movie is expected to be a blockbuster when it is released this summer.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group, who produced the Batman movie, has issued a statement: "The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent.

"Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."

As well as his film career, Ledger also had a love for music and started a record company with American musician Ben Harper.

Ledger's demise comes just a week after the sudden death of another young Hollywood star, 25-year-old Brad Renfro. It is believed Renfro died of a suspected drug overdose.

Despite his high-profile relationships with Williams, Watts and Heather Graham, Ledger hated the media attention that came with his fame and had often hit the headlines for altercations with the paparazzi.

As well as his parents and daughter Matilda, Ledger is also survived by his sister Katherine, and half-sisters Olivia Ledger and Ashleigh Bell.


Heath Ledger's filmography

The Dark Knight (2008}

I'm Not There (2007)

Candy (2006)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

Ned Kelly (2003)

The Four Feathers (2002)

Monster's Ball (2001)

A Knight's Tale (2001)

The Patriot (2000)

Two Hands (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Paws (1997)

Blackrock (1997)

Clowning Around (1992)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 11:24 AM

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum


I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Thank you so much for doing this on our behalf, especially for many of us who are so far away and would have liked to pay our respects. It's such a blessing to be able to take comfort from each other at this time. Thank you all.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 23, 2008, 11:35 AM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Dear Ethan, thanks to have done that : a card from the forum and flowers to Heath  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 23, 2008, 11:42 AM
I don't know what to say, I heard it on the radio this morning and I started to cry. I Had to go home from work because I felt so bad. I don't know what to do now, I just sit here and cry :\'(

It's nice to know that I can come on here and express what I'm feeling. Thank you for being here :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 11:42 AM


http://www.showbizspy.com/2008/01/23/heath-ledgers-untimely-death-a-recap/

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Heath Ledger’s untimely death - a recap
By Owen Williams

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Australian movie hunk Heath Ledger died at the age of 28 on Tuesday, he was found unresponsive in his New York apartment at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.

*He was found naked and unconscious in his bed by his maid, with his room, with sleeping pills strewn around him.

*He was reportedly found at an apartment owned by Mary-Kate Olsen, this was later proved to be not true, and in fact, it turned out that Heath’s masseuse called the bodyguard for the Olsens - because they’re friends and he’s an EMT. The bodyguard was around the block at Ashley’s and he immediately went over. By the time he arrived, the cops were already there.

*Heath’s death was an accident, according to his family who released this statement saying: “Heath’s family confirms the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda.

“He was found peacefully asleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.

“We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their well wishes and kind thoughts at this time. “Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.

“He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many.

“Please now respect our families need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.”

*Heath’s friends then revealed that they “saw his death coming,” revealing: “This is terrible and I’m in shock,” a close friend of Ledger’s told Us Weekly. “But to tell you the truth… we saw it coming.”

“Heath has gone though a rough road of trying to get sober,” adds the source.

“Things were very dark,” the source says. “His one joy was Matilda.”

* Lindsay Lohan was reportedly left devastated when she found out about Heath’s untimely death. The two were “very close” for some time.

*Michelle Williams was left devastated” by the death of her former fiancé. Sources told TMZ that “words cannot describe” the pain she is in over the news about the father of her child, Matilda Rose.

Sources say she jumped on plane headed to New York yesterday.

* A host of stars, including Mel Gibson, John Travolta and Nicole Kidman expressed their shock at the actor’s death.

“I had such great hope for him,” says Mel Gibson, a fellow Australian. “He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”

Travolta said: “He is one of my favorite actors. His abilities are rare… it’s a tremendous loss.

“It’s hard to be here celebrating Australia under these circumstances.”

Nicole Kidman last night paid tribute to Heath Ledger, calling his death: “A tragedy.”

The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd even issued a statement on the Perth native’s passing: “It was with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of Heath Ledger,” he said. “It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation’s finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger’s diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor.”

Ledger began acting in his native Australia when he was given a choice at school between cooking or drama classes.

Born in Perth in 1979, the blonde haired star had to choose one of the two compulsory classes - either cooking or drama and as Ledger could honestly not see himself in a cooking class, he tried his hand at drama.

He fell in love with acting and when he was 17, he and a friend, decided to pack up, leave school, take a car and drive across the country to Sydney.

However, upon arriving in Sydney with a reported 69 cents to his name, Heath tried everything to get a break.

His first real acting job came in a low budget movie called Blackrock (1997), a largely unimpressive clich?; a teen angst film about one boy’s struggle when he learns his best mate raped a girl.

A succession of small roles followed, including a tiny part in the popular soap Home and Away before he got his big break in a 1999 movie called Two Hands.

Following the acclaim he got for that movie, he was cast in his first US movie - 10 Things I Hate About You opposite Julia Stiles.

After that, it seemed Ledger was being typecast as a teen hunk, which he did not like, so he accepted a role in a very serious war drama The Patriot in 2000 as Mel Gibson’s son.

What followed was a stark inconsistency of roles with Ledger accepting virtually every single character role, anything to avoid being typecast.

Some met with praise, like his short role in Monster’s Ball (2001), but his version of Ned Kelly with Orlando Bloom in 2003 was an absolute flop.

But it was on this movie set that he met Naomi Watts and even though there was nearly a ten year ag e gap the couple began dating.

Ledger’s status as a teen hunk was cemented with his role in A Knight’s Tale alongside a huge British cast including James Purefoy, Rufus Sewell and Paul Bettany.

Roles in The Order, Lords of Dogtown and The Brother’s Grimm alongside Matt Damon followed but it was his Oscar nominated role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain that really cemented his success in Hollywood.

That pivotal role also saw him fall in love with co-star Michelle Williams and the couple went on to have a daughter together, Mathilda, whose godfather is his Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, before they split last year.

Since then Ledger has starred opposite Sienna Miller in Casanova and Abbie Cornish in Candy.

But it is the role he just finished filming as The Joker in the latest Batman film opposite Christian Bale that had fans really buzzing as he was the first non American to ever play the role.

Despite his career going from strength to strength Ledger always remained a very private actor.

He rarely gave interviews unless they were connected to the latest movie he was promoting and hated speaking about his private life.

So it would surprise many to know that he is one of seven godparents to Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damien or that his parents named him after the main character in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.

He is also of Irish and Scottish ancestry while most of his wardrobe is designed by his best friend Shem.

He also stayed very close to his roots, living with and constantly staying in touch with another friend and mentor, the Aussie actor Martin Henderson, who appeared in Britney Spears video Toxic.

Ledger was also named by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world in 2007.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 11:45 AM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

You bet,Ethan.     :^^)  %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JackluvsEnnis on Jan 23, 2008, 11:46 AM
The intelligent part of me knows that it's not healthy to repress the truth and to acknowledge my feelings but this HURTS LIKE HELL!! The shock and pain is just too much to bear. I feel like I need to mentally shut down and emotionally block it out to preserve the little bit of sanity I have left. I want to feel numb...
 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JAKELANDIA on Jan 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Una simple búsqueda en internet con tu nombre puesto en el cajetín; busca de nuevas fotos quizás de la última película que has protagonizado como ese Joker mendigo que reta al antiguo Jack vestido con las mejores galas. Y la búsqueda se limitó a un titular en la primera dirección: "Ha sido encontrado muerto esta mañana".


El aturdimiento de las noticias diarias, con las subidas y las bajadas de la bolsa, los accidentes de tráfico, la niebla, el terrorismo y los graciosos de siempre... curiosamente quedaron eclipsadas por esas palabras porque encerraban el final de una vida corta; tu vida de 28 años que no ha podido superar la barrera de la fama y de esa exposición diaria a dimes y diretes.


Ha muerto rodeado de pastillas y empastillado dicen. La voz de los que como yo están en la red de redes por la tarde levantando su livejournal o en foros amigos, se apagó en un lamento, un susurro que se perdió en el viento, un mea culpa interior que se colaba por cada poro de la piel.
Muerte anunciada y querida pensaba hace unos días, lo decía tu aspecto, tu mirada perdida en algún camino desconocido, las rarezas que envolvían tus presentaciones públicas. Me fue fácil asimilar la muerte porque ya hace algunos meses cuando te ví vestido de "gala" para presentar una de tus películas, me dió el pálpito de que la muerte te estaba rondando y que tú estabas coqueando con ella.


"¿Has bailado con la muerte a la luz de la luna?".... curioso, ya estabas bailando hacía mucho tiempo. Porque perdiste el norte o a lo mejor porque nunca lo tuviste; ese era el aspecto que presentabas en tus salidas, queriendo provocar o pidiendo por favor que alguien te invitara al lecho fúnebre.


Ha tenido que ser un relámpago de locura lo que te hace encaminarte a la luz final. Una, dos, tres..... pastillas que te han dado alas para volar. Rubio ángel, joven para morir pero que como alguien dijo, hará un hermoso cadaver.... James Dean que mucho sabía tambien de estos asuntos. Un ángel que busca ese cielo donde puede encontrar a todos que como tú decidieron no luchar, bajarse del coche en marcha y no llegar hasta el final. Bailando con la muerte y llevado de la mano por ella en esos senderos de gloria que ahora te harán eterno por siempre jamás.
Y pensante he pasado algunos minutos mirando tus fotos, esas mismas que he puesto en los foros, en el livejournal, en mi web... qué de palabras técnicas para decir "algo de mi vida"¡. He visto esa mirada perdida, esa boca desafiante, esas posturas desganadas que adornabas con las mayores extravagancias ante los reporteros, ante los críticos, ante el personal amante del cine. Lo pensé hace poco; tendrá un mal final....


Y lo tenía anunciado en la gran película; aunque ha sido tú el que has dejado primero el mundo. Una lucha por saber la verdad, la desgana de lo cotidiano, el sabor de la amargura de no poder como se quiere en verdad. El cielo se ha abierto para un nuevo morador; otro chico de 28 años que dijo no a la vida y que ahora tendrá que aprender a comportarse como todos aquellos que antes decidieron bajarse del mundo sin decir ni siquiera "Para, que me bajo en la siguiente".
Y..... Ennis del Mar. Ahora las montañas reciben a su dueño, ese que reniega de lo que siente; ese que llora la muerte del puto Jack; ese que no tuvo valor para vivir lo que sentía; ese al final llegó a donde quería estar. Montañas de Ennis del Mar que se abren a su paso para recibirle en su seno, para acunar a tan bello hombre, para convertirlo en ángel de luz, para llenar su corazón de esos sentimientos que le atemorizan, para hacer que una mujer llore porque uno de sus chicos ha muerto o se ha dejado matar.


Y Jack, donde esta el puto Jack..... quizás corra montaña abajo, hasta el río.... ese mismo que sirvió para lavar los platos y para ver desnudo a Ennis, mientras lo presentía de reojos..... Ennis donde estás?


Ahora el personaje y el hombre se unen en lasmontañas que se cubren de nieve, las ovejas siguen silenciosas su camino porque saben que el cordero rubio que las atuzaba en el valle ya no las volverá a abandonar... Ennis, Ennis del Mar se ha convertido en ángel, personaje que en realidad ya es y ha querido buscar a Jack..


Ahora más que nunca esas imágenes de una película se vuelven verdad y poco a poco ven a dos hombres por el sendero de las cumbres caminando uno junto al otro. Ya son leyenda, ya son realidad.


Ennis y Jack por fin juntos; pero la muerte ha tenido que visitar una casa para llevarse al hombre que encarnó parte de la leyenda, de la novela, de la historia que existió hace muchos años ya.
Ennis y Jack, realidad y ficción reposan en los valles de BBM.... quien pudiera verles vivir su historia de imposible amor. Quien pudiera decirles que ahora ya son parte de la historia, de la leyenda, de las montañas, del amor real...




R.I.P.

Heath Ledger
co-protagonista de Brokeback Mountain.



(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/loganamour/JAKE/Wolf.gif)
DAMADENEGRO 22-1-2008

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: HLJG on Jan 23, 2008, 12:04 PM
Has there been any news about how Jake is doing?  I worry about him as well, I know they were close.  He is Matilda's godfather, I believe.  I read that Michelle is 'devastated' an understatement if ever there was one.  

Cindi
I keep looking and watching for any word from Jake.
I just read that Michelle flew in from Sweden this morning.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 12:12 PM
I keep looking and watching for any word from Jake.
I just read that Michelle flew in from Sweden this morning.

I excerpted this from the article above:

Quote
"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused...


Unless the press somehow gets a hold of him, I doubt that we will hear Jake comment about this publicly.  It's always been Jake's and Heath's way to shun publicity as much as possible.  I am sure he and his sister Maggie must be grieving for their friend and co-worker.  And we should remember that Matilda is Jake's god-daughter.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 12:12 PM
The best I read so far from Newspapers

this is from the San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/22/DDG6UJRN4.DTL

Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Movie Critic


(There's no way to make sense of this. No way to end an appreciation like this on an uplift when the news is so sad. If there's something positive to be said, it's that the best work Ledger left behind will last forever, and the rest is already forgotten.



Thank you Pierre. This is so incomprehensible.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 12:18 PM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."
I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Ethan, that's so painfully beautiful. 9 hours since I heard it and still I can't stop crying..... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 12:19 PM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

God bless you, ethan.  I wish I could be there with you.

I wish I didn't have to be at work today; all I can think about is Heath. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 12:25 PM
    Am trying to figure out what more we can do and one thing stands out---providing a permanent home, here, for those who have loved Heath.
The fan sites crashed yesterday, but they cannot continue much longer, anyway.  Here, this forum is about BBM, and so there will always be
a section devoted to him here.  The administrators and moderators will have to re-work the format of this section, but I hope we will always have
those photos, to remember him by and ways to have some of the same threads but with a different theme.  Am hoping very much they will give
us time to adjust and then, I hope very much, a permanent home for every aspect of his life and work.  Please, please, leave the photos.
   His fan sites can't keep on, as they were about his ongoing career.  But here, surely, this can be where he will always be remembered and
we can look for him, each time we log on.  Am hoping that is what will be done.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:28 PM
Tony, I feel certain his candle will always burn here. In what way the format will change, only time will tell. For now, we gather together and remember him, and celebrate him, as a family. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 12:28 PM

Remember that so many things remain unanswered, and that even in this article, there remains a lot of speculation.

But I am heartened to read the Jake was his friend to the very end.  I quote from the full article:

Jake, you remained a true friend.  I am sure Heath appreciated you.



I feel a little bit better knowing that Jake was by side through all his problems and he never was alone......though he died alone and that just breaks my heart. And also Jake must be feeling like shit right now, above all, if he wanted Heath to see a doctor.

So thomas, then is it right? was he so depressed? I used to think that Michelle and him no longer loved each other or even that it was him who didn't loved Michelle no more, but OMG I just found out that he was still so much in love with Michelle.....He was a so sweet and loving man. Everytime I saw in Baby pix thread pics where Heath was holding Michelle hands, looking at her like she was the most precious thing in the world, my heart was melted. He was a very good person, a fine man; he knew so well what love is.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 12:31 PM
Quote
"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused...

God, that's heartbreaking. I can only imagine Jake's pain at hearing the news, knowing that he had seen something like this coming. If only Heath had listened, or someone had been able to force his hand.

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Ethan - thank you for doing the tribute on behalf of all of us :^^)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 12:32 PM
I hope nothing changes here.

The Happy Birthday thread will be a yearly birth commemoration thread.  We shall have an obit thread to remember him by every year -- perhaps this one.  

We will celebrate the release of The Dark Knight this summer.

We will follow what becomes of Dr. Parnassus.

We will continue to appreciate his work in the various threads devoted to his roles.

I am thinking of starting a tradition.  If Heath were buried here in the US, it would be nice to send flowers to his grave every year on the anniversaries of his birth and death, as I did for Chopin in Paris for a number of years, while I had a friend there who was willing to do it for me.

But I suspect he will be buried in Australia -- possibly Perth.

As with Chopin, I wish that they would bury Heath's body here in the US, and send his heart back to Perth.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:37 PM
I think we should hold off on speculating about his state of mind. After all, we really don't know anything and there will likely be many conflicting reports before this whole situation is cleared up. He may have been very depressed or he may have been very happy. He may have been overworked or he may simply have been living his life to the fullest. We really don't know. The one thing we do know is that we love him and always will, and that he will be terribly missed. I just hate to think of any of us feeling badly, wondering if he were in trouble, when we're already hurting so much. I wish I had something more to give, but for now I offer as many of these  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: as I can give out.

To all of you:  %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 12:41 PM
thank you ethan for taking us with you  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 23, 2008, 12:46 PM
thank you ethan for taking us with you  :ghug:

yes thank you to bring us to him :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 23, 2008, 12:50 PM
I think we should hold off on speculating about his state of mind. After all, we really don't know anything and there will likely be many conflicting reports before this whole situation is cleared up. He may have been very depressed or he may have been very happy. He may have been overworked or he may simply have been living his life to the fullest. We really don't know. The one thing we do know is that we love him and always will, and that he will be terribly missed. I just hate to think of any of us feeling badly, wondering if he were in trouble, when we're already hurting so much. I wish I had something more to give, but for now I offer as many of these  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: as I can give out.

To all of you:  %)

The Tabloids had no love of Heath and I have heard alot of speculation on his state of mind.  I doubt that Jake has spoken to anyone about Heath's passing and I think it is a matter of them once again jumping to conclusions. 

I respectfully request that we hold off on any conclusions as to how he died (until we hear from the medical examiner) and whether he was depressed.  He had a little girl who he loved so much.  And it has never been mentioned that he had any kind of drug problem.  I was listening to CNN, very briefly,  and this woman reporter started to compare his death with those of John Beluchi and River Phoenix and Elvis and it made me sick I shut it off.

Heath will forever live in my heart. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 12:52 PM

Quote
Kapur, who directed Ledger in The Four Feathers, telephoned him on Monday after arriving in New York from London.

“I last spoke to him the night before he died. He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body,” he said.


That's so sad.....

Quote
He added: “He was one of the most gentle, the most honest, most caring, and most compassionate persons I had met.”

Beautiful.

Quote
Sources told Mail Online today that Ledger had been battling substance abuse problems - including an addiction to heroin - for some time.

"He had a stint in rehab last year when he was treated for heroin," a source told The Daily Mail, adding that Ledger was increasingly introverted at the time of his death.

Is that true Thomas? I can't believe it.

Quote
There are claims the strain of playing the Joker in the new Batman film may have proved too much for the star – in a recent interview he told how the role of a “murderous psychopath” had left him “sleepless and exhausted”. He is also said to have recently suffered pneumonia.

He was only sleeping around two hours a night, with reports speculating his reliance on sleeping pills lead to his "accidental overdose".


Poor baby....  :\'(  :\'(

Quote
An insider disclosed that the Oscar nominated star had been battling substance abuse problems during the later part of his life.

Perth-born Ledger took his break-up with Williams last September very badly, according to the source.

"Heath was shattered by his split from Michelle," the source told Mail Online, adding: "He became a recluse. He barely slept he was dealing with terrible mood swings."

Ledger spent the past several months mourning the loss of his relationship with Williams and friends say he had become an introvert, who was headed in a downward spiral.

"Heath totally wanted to be on his own these past few months since he and Michelle split in September," says a source. "She was very much in love with him, but the fact he continued to dabble in drugs kept their relationship from being one she could rely on.

"He adored his daughter Matilda, and when Michelle called it quits, he missed Matilda so much that he was thrown into a deep dark depression.

"Heath was living in New York to be close to his daughter. But he hardly ever ventured out anymore
.

So that's for real....there were drugs.....Oh no, Heath......why you?

So they loved each other; that's so beautiful, but still, they can't stay together.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'( It's something I've saw before, you know....BBM.

Quote
"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused, and now it looks as though he may have died of a drug overdose.

At least there was Jake, he must be beaten right now. Why didn't Heath hear Jake?  :\'(  :\'(  :\'( Drugs are not good.

Quote
"It's easy to think an actor is just dressing bizarrely and acting weird on the red carpet to try to drum up some interest in themselves. But a picture is fast emerging, through discussions with his friends and work associates, that Heath has really been very out of it for months.

"And he's been battling some pretty serious demons. It's just so incredible that it was allowed to gone on unchecked for so long."

Oh no.... :\'(  :\'(

Quote
Ledger's former fiancée Williams failed to talk sense into her now deceased former partner.

"She cared for him deeply but his life was unmanageable," said the source. "As much as she wanted to stay together, he was a different person these past couple of years.

"The tragic reality was that he lost his grip on life."

As for Ledger's trip to rehab, the source said: "It was during his filming of The Dark Knight. Heath's addiction was really getting in the way of his ability to act. He went to rehab but left fairly quickly, within a number of days.

"Tragically, he never really faced up to his addictions. Had he done so, he would be alive today."

It was at the Venice Film Festival in September of last year that Ledger first started displaying signs of being floored by his split with Williams and at was then that friends noticed a change of behaviour in him.

After behaving oddly during a press junket at the festival on the Venice Lido all day on September 3rd, Ledger went alone to a party thrown by Italian designer Alberta Ferretti on a yacht moored off the main city at 10pm.

Ledger arrived dressed "as if he was homeless", said a source.

"It looked as if he was if he was trying to make some kind of point. He drifted around the party not talking to anyone for half an hour and then just walked off into the night like a lost soul. It was most odd.

"He and Richard Gere were both special guests at the party. But Heath was just like a ghost. It was obvious something awful had happened to him."

Thomas tell me that that is not true; tell me that, please....

Well I didn't know anything about his way of living or nothing but I saw differences between his way of dressing when he was with Michelle in the pics Keren posted and the pics these days: a so different man, that's for sure. And Tony saw it well.


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 23, 2008, 12:54 PM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Thank you Ethan.  I wish I could be with you too.  But we will all be there in spirit.   

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: freetraveller on Jan 23, 2008, 12:56 PM
Dear all
I have been in shock the whole day, unable to work, barely able to think. And this tragic death comes on the same day of the death anniversary of someone very close to me. The pain is so unbearable it makes the whole thing still unreal to me.
I was sincerely troubled by the way Heath looked in his most recent public appearances, I’ve been genuinely worried about him since news of his split-up with Michelle came out and how that might affect him, as he always came across to me (and to so many others who actually knew him in real life) as a deeply sensitive man, not to mention wary of his celebrity status and the whole Hollywood publicity machine.

I loved him also for the brave professional choices he made in the last few years, for the so many profound statements he made during interviews, for being such an “old soul” in a young man’s body, an incredibly profound, intuitive, humble human being. A rare specimen indeed: his incredible sensitivity, his humbleness, his integrity and other rare qualities most of his colleagues know him for all this transpired from his performances. I’m grateful to have been able to witness his most incredible acting performances during my lifetime. I had such hopes for him as an artist, and for the film industry one day doing him justice and honouring him with more awards than he had got so far. Two years ago he was really short-changed in all major award ceremonies for his BBM performance and I still can’t get over the injustice of it all.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch BBM or his other movies ever again. I hope I will, but I know for sure I won’t be able to see them again with the same eyes.

I have no one to mourn Heath with right now in my RL except my online friends, so I would like you all to receive a ((((((((((((((big hug))))))))))))) from me in this very sad day :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Paola
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 23, 2008, 12:56 PM
Seeing all the messages here posted since yesterday, from the forum members (whatever they are big posters or not), just makes me think that Heath is a part of this link which connect us together to each other.

I do hope he had time to realize what he achieved in his life.
And I hope this connexion of people around the world, gathering for unsterstanding, love and compasion will ease his daughter pain one day...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:57 PM
Tammy sweetie, we don't know anything. Please don't upset yourself with these thoughts right now. I hate to see you so upset. Let's just be together and wait for the answers as they come in. I give you my love and as many of these  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: as you can hang onto. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 12:58 PM
Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.

My brother had serious drug problems for years -- don't think that I ever stopped loving him because of it.

The same with Heath.  I don't care what the autopsy says or what causes are unearthed in the coming days.

Even without the autopsy, even without final facts as to cause of death or personal problems, I know I love him and his work.  

Let this be your anchor, and not anything else that he may or may not have done.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 12:58 PM
    Thank-you tpe, and FlowerChild, for giving me hope, this will be his home.  I did well, when I got up, but not so well now.  I never considered
myself a "fan" of Heath's, but more like a friend he didn't know about.  And the more that comes out, the more we see how sensitive, decent,
loving, and in need of love, he was.  More than we ever knew.  Somebody put a card outside that building that said "I never found out anything
bad about you."  They never will.  Why that person tried, is a mystery. We know more and more, now, he was so very human, and very kind.
It's headed for the 24 hour mark soon, and that, for me, is a wall to get over.  A full day, gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 12:59 PM
pierralex, that was beautifully said. :^^)


Paola, come and join in the group hug here. :ghug: There are many in RL that don't understand, but everyone here does.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 01:01 PM
Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.

My brother had serious drug problems for years -- don't think that I ever stopped loving him because of it.

The same with Heath.  I don't care what the autopsy says or what causes are unearthed in the coming days.

Even without the autopsy, even without final facts as to cause of death or personal problems, I know I love him and his work. 

Let this be your anchor, and not anything else that he may or may not have done.


Aww, that's it exactly. And that's all we need to hold onto right now. Thank you. <^(


Hang in there Tony. We'll all get through it together. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 23, 2008, 01:02 PM
Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.

My brother had serious drug problems for years -- don't think that I ever stopped loving him because of it.

The same with Heath.  I don't care what the autopsy says or what causes are unearthed in the coming days.

Even without the autopsy, even without final facts as to cause of death or personal problems, I know I love him and his work. 

Let this be your anchor, and not anything else that he may or may not have done.



Well said, Thomas. Nothing changes my feelings for him. Nothing.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:09 PM
Tammy sweetie, we don't know anything. Please don't upset yourself with these thoughts right now. I hate to see you so upset. Let's just be together and wait for the answers as they come in. I give you my love and as many of these  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: as you can hang onto. :^^)

Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.

My brother had serious drug problems for years -- don't think that I ever stopped loving him because of it.

The same with Heath.  I don't care what the autopsy says or what causes are unearthed in the coming days.

Even without the autopsy, even without final facts as to cause of death or personal problems, I know I love him and his work.  

Let this be your anchor, and not anything else that he may or may not have done.



Thank you so much Barb!! You have a big heart. And Thomas, if there were drugs or not, it was never going to change my feelings!!
But Barb, Thomas, I can't help suffer and being worried 'cause what if I was messing 'round his pix saying stupid things like he was so hot and hell and while he had problems, he was so sad and broken? What about it, huh? I'll feel like the most superficial and disgusting person in the whole world, saying dumbass things about him and his beauty when he was suffering so bad.... :\'(  :\'( My poor baby....
Don't you see it? I need to know that he was not in pain, that he died in peace!!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 23, 2008, 01:09 PM
Aww, that's it exactly. And that's all we need to hold onto right now. Thank you. <^(


Hang in there Tony. We'll all get through it together. :^^)

Exactly  I will remember him as the fine actor and human being he was.   

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 01:13 PM
But Barb, Thomas, I can't help suffer and being worried 'cause what if I was messing 'round his pix saying stupid things like he was so hot and hell and while he had problems, he was so sad and broken? What about it, huh? I'll feel like the most superficial and disgusting person in the whole world, saying dumbass things about him and his beauty when he was suffering so bad.... :\'(  :\'( My poor baby....
Don't you see it? I need to know that he was not in pain, that he died in peace!!!

We said those things because we did honestly adore him.  Adoration takes on many levels, some of them superficial.   But it doesn't change the way we really feel inside.

If there is a possible tragedy here, perhaps it was Heath never fully realized how much he was loved.  Or even if he did have an inkling, perhaps he didn't draw strength from it.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 23, 2008, 01:14 PM
I don't believe that death is an ending.  That our loved ones live on, certainly within our hearts.

I wanted to share this poem by Dylan Thomas with you all.


And Death Shall Have No Dominion
     
     And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clen bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Through they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: rick65 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:14 PM
Heath, you will be sorely missed! Thanks for using your incredibly talented skills to portray such compelling and real characters! I will miss your presence, and all that could have been :\'( There aren't enough of these smileyfaces to represent my feelings.
Thanks to everyone here for showing me that others also will truly miss our "Ennis Delmar" :c)
And thanks Ethan for those cards. It comforts some to know someone else can demonstrate our love.
Right now, I'll just go back to remembering, dreaming and crying.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 01:27 PM



From: http://www.slate.com/id/2182669/nav/tap3/

------------------------------------------------

10 Things I Loved About Heath Ledger
What made him irreplaceable.
By Dana Stevens
Posted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at 1:09 PM ET

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Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

Obituaries—especially obituaries for the young, beautiful, and unexpectedly dead—are a hopeless genre to write. The deadline is, by definition, past, and you know you've already been scooped countless times. So rather than research a tribute to Heath Ledger by watching the ghoulish three-minute-long video of Ledger's body being wheeled out on a gurney, or clicking through photos of his 2-year-old daughter (just three months older than mine), I stayed up most of the night watching and re-watching a few of his movies. I wanted to understand, without resorting to gushy and imprecise phrases like "most promising actor of his generation," the particular quality he had that will be missing from movies now. There are plenty of promising actors in his generation, but there's no one who can do that Heath Ledger thing. What was it, exactly?

For one thing, there was the novelty of a guy that effortlessly good-looking—who in his or her right mind wouldn't want to get next to Heath Ledger?—gravitating to eccentric, even flamboyant, character roles. In Lords of Dogtown (2005) Ledger plays not one of the blond skate rats but Skip Engblom, the middle-aged and perpetually drunk surf-shop owner who coaches the skateboarding team to greatness. This scruffy, inspirational sports picture, a fictionalized remake of the skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, can barely contain Ledger's gonzo performance. He's fresh from Val Kilmer College, comically unhinged and unprecedentedly ugly. Late in the movie, after the Z-Boys skate their way to juicy endorsement deals and desert Skip one by one, he hurls surfboards off the roof of his store in a self-destructive rage, then sprawls on the roof's edge, guzzling from a bottle of whiskey while the crowd below gasps for fear he'll throw himself off. Hard to watch on the night he presumably died of an overdose? A little bit.

Then again, so was the sheerly goofy scene from the 1999 romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, in which a 19-year-old Ledger belts out "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" to Julia Stiles over the school PA system during soccer practice. This is Ledger in straight-up teen-heartthrob mode—throwing paintballs, going to the prom—but, once again, he doesn't quite fit in the movie. It's not that he's ill at ease in the role, quite the contrary. His graceful physicality and loose-limbed charm point up the artificiality of the whole proceedings and make the rest of the actors look stiffly conventional. Like Brando and James Dean—actors to whom he's no doubt now being compared, and whom he was clearly referencing as the tormented movie star in I'm Not There—Ledger was an actor whose sheer physical charisma seemed at times to jut out from the surface of his movies.

But then there's Brokeback Mountain, a movie in which Ledger belongs so completely that, in the end, the movie belongs to him. That's not to discount Jake Gyllenhaal's fine performance as the volatile, openly needy Jack Twist. But it's the recalcitrance of Ennis Del Mar, Ledger's more deeply closeted cowboy, that drives the story forward. Brokeback Mountain isn't just about the impossibility of two men loving each other; it's about the impossibility of anyone loving this particular man. Not only Jack Twist, but Ennis' wife (Michelle Williams, who fell in love with Ledger during the filming) and a dime-a-dance bar girl (Linda Cardellini) all hack away unsuccessfully at Ennis' shell. I remember, when Brokeback came out, two friends telling me separately that the flinty, secretly tender, intermittently rageful Ennis reminded them painfully of their own shut-down fathers. An impressive achievement for an actor who was 26 at the time.

I'm Not There, last year's addiction drama Candy, and the tantalizingly creepy trailer for this summer's The Dark Knight all suggest that Ledger was learning to choose roles that took advantage of that peculiar quality he had of seeming at once larger than life and inwardly focused. In the years to come, I'm sure there'll be movies that make audiences think, damn, Heath Ledger could have nailed that role. So I won't opine on how sad it is that a gifted young man, someone's father and someone's son, lost his life at the threshold of a great career. I'll just say that the movies themselves will miss Heath Ledger.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 01:28 PM
Thank you so much Barb!! You have a big heart. And Thomas, if there were drugs or not, it was never going to change my feelings!!
But Barb, Thomas, I can't help suffer and being worried 'cause what if I was messing 'round his pix saying stupid things like he was so hot and hell and while he had problems, he was so sad and broken? What about it, huh? I'll feel like the most superficial and disgusting person in the whole world, saying dumbass things about him and his beauty when he was suffering so bad.... :\'(  :\'( My poor baby....
Don't you see it? I need to know that he was not in pain, that he died in peace!!!

In my heart, I believe this is true. :ghug:

And as Thomas says, adoration takes on many levels. All of your silliness was a part of your affection and admiration of Heath and that can only be a good thing. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 01:31 PM
   BabyTammy, don't ever think you were superficial for loving those photos.  I used to kid you about them, but I loved them, too.  It's just that
I saw  several that didn't look right, and the news has firmed up---he was exhausted and couldn't sleep, and that's probably what I saw, although
I did worry it ran deeper.  As far as anything "bad" about him, whatever was the cause of death (and it is important that we know- it is our right),
there could never be anything "bad" there.  He was human, and he was never known to be spiteful or harsh and so, therefore, they will never
find anything of that kind.
  Tpe, my mind is not working well, but if you said you hoped he knew, at least a little, how much he was loved, am sure he did.  But the worst
tragedy, yes, would be if he didn't, or could not bring himself to believe it was for himself, not as a celebrity.  It's still that 24 hour mark that has
me up against a wall.  The news reports  said he was in a coma, or unconscious, around 3 P.M., and died soon after that. After that 24 hours
has passed, for me, it's like there's no turning back, and he's really gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:32 PM
I think I'm so broken 'cause for me Heath will be Ennis Del Mar forever. I've cried rivers for Jack during the last two years, but in a very strange way I feel that today I'm crying not only for Heath but also for Ennis. It was horrible, a true nightmare to have Jack dead, but now is painfully unbearable to have Ennis too. Where is then hope? BBM always gave me hope, letting me know that always it is possible to change and have a better life. But now, I just cannot separate the movie and Heath. I don't think it is possible to feel that message anymore now at all. I don't know how it will be possible to find hope in BBM knowing that Heath is gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 23, 2008, 01:37 PM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Thank you Ethan.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Philchel on Jan 23, 2008, 01:39 PM
Too young to leave us ... hope heaven brings him the relief he looked for  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 01:41 PM
Baby Tammy, I understand completely where you're coming from.  I too feel as though we have lost both Heath and Ennis.  There are no words to describe the grief I am still feeling today.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 23, 2008, 01:41 PM
And tonight, I think a part of each of us here died with him...



you bet
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 23, 2008, 01:43 PM
There are so many pages to read through - does anyone know if Jake has made a comment?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:46 PM
Tony ,Thomas and Barb, thank you so much!! I love you. But I'm still feeling so bad.....

Tony and Barb, you know both some little things about my story, about my aunt and so. She died so alone. Heath too, and my heart doesn't stand to think about that utterly sad way of die. Alone. And when I thought about my aunt I used to wonder if she had been scared, if she had been cold, and then pain was just too much. Now I feel the same, I wonder if he was cold, if he was scared, if he felt something....and I just wanted myself to be there, holding his hands, I don't know what the hell......, helping, or saying something sweet or just hugging him. I don't want people to die alone. No more dusty roads, no more dark rooms....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 23, 2008, 01:47 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_2.jpg)

Ethan sent me this picture on my cellphone, he just took it front of Heath's flat :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 23, 2008, 01:48 PM
 :\'( :\'( :\'( I hope many more will come to show how much he was loved
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:49 PM
thank you cham for bringing it  to us...  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 01:49 PM
I think I'm so broken 'cause for me Heath will be Ennis Del Mar forever. I've cried rivers for Jack during the last two years, but in a very strange way I feel that today I'm crying not only for Heath but also for Ennis. It was horrible, a true nightmare to have Jack dead, but now is painfully unbearable to have Ennis too. Where is then hope? BBM always gave me hope, letting me know that always it is possible to change and have a better life. But now, I just cannot separate the movie and Heath. I don't think it is possible to feel that message anymore now at all. I don't know how it will be possible to find hope in BBM knowing that Heath is gone.

Yes,Tammy,Heath will be Ennis Del Mar forever,but the bitter contradiction is that Ennis really stays, and Heath is who has gone...But I think that the message in BBM remains the same than before this tragedy,I think really it's greater than then.Why? Simply because we have learned from it that we must fight for what we want,never hanging on,always going ahead,no matter how many problems we find.And seeing life's fragility must encourage us to fight in this way more than ever.I don't know how the other Brokies see it,but it's really how I feel,still feel even if Heath has gone-or precisely for this reason...-. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lightnin flat on Jan 23, 2008, 01:52 PM
  

    I havnt been on here for a couple of months but it was the first place i thought about    

       when i heard about heaths death such a loss.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 01:52 PM
There are so many pages to read through - does anyone know if Jake has made a comment?

The only reference about Jake is from a UK article.

Quote
"His close friend and Brokeback co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal has been worried about him for months. And he knew Heath was sinking further into a depression. Jake is Matilda's godfather, and he and Heath had become really close since they did the film Brokeback together.

"Jake wanted Heath to get help, but he refused...



As I said, unless the press corners Jake, he will probably NOT make a public statement, especially when there are so many things left unaswered as of now.  But I don't doubt he is very much informed as to the events, given that Maggie is in NYC, and the fact that he is Matilda's godfather.

  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 23, 2008, 01:53 PM
I want to hug my friends, cry with them x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 23, 2008, 01:55 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_2.jpg)

Ethan sent me this picture on my cellphone, he just took it front of Heath's flat :\'(

 :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 01:55 PM
I want to hug my friends, cry with them x

Froggy, it's a catastrophe.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 01:56 PM
The only reference about Jake is from a UK article.


As I said, unless the press corners Jake, he will probably NOT make a public statement, especially when there are so many things left unaswered as of now.  But I don't doubt he is very much informed as to the events, given that Maggie is in NYC, and the fact that he is Matilda's godfather.
  

And above all, Jake was a great friend of Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 01:57 PM


A Spanish song says that something dies in your soul when a friend is gone...Our souls today and for many time will be uncomplete,almost ill.        A great hug for everybody in the distance,that sometimes is the better place to feel love and friendship.     :ghug:     %)   all.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Ginny on Jan 23, 2008, 02:04 PM
I can't work, I can't learn - I only can cry and read everything about Heath. I don't believe thah he died. And how he died - it' so many unanswered questions... So sad, so tragic. I don't understand it. :(
I hardly ever pray, but today I pray for Heath's soul.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 02:04 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_2.jpg)

Ethan sent me this picture on my cellphone, he just took it front of Heath's flat :\'(

Thanks for sharing Pierre.  This is making me cry.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:04 PM

From: http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/23/remembering.ledger.irpt/

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I-Reporters recall meeting kind, handsome Heath Ledger
 
(CNN) -- CNN.com reader Kristy O'Connor took a prenatal yoga class with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams and says she was "in awe of his devotion and attention to Michelle." Reader Dena Michnowih says she came across Ledger in Brooklyn, New York, teaching his young daughter Matilda her right from her left, and was enchanted.

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Heath Ledger is pictured with crew of the 2005 film "Lords of Dogtown" and members of the Zephyr skating team.

CNN.com asked readers to share their memories of Ledger, who was found dead in a New York apartment Tuesday, January 22. Famous for his roles in the films, "The Patriot" and "Lords of Dogtown," Ledger was widely acclaimed for his portrayal of the homosexual cowboy Enis del Mar in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain." CNN.com readers describe meeting Ledger in person, and call him humble and kind. Below are a selection of their responses, some of which have been edited for length and clarity.

Donal Logue of Los Angeles, California
I met Heath eight years ago while working on "The Patriot." He became a star while we were sequestered away in a small town in South Carolina based on the strength of the dailies going back to Los Angeles. Heath was a fantastically kind and sweet young man. He surrounded himself with his friends from Australia and never forgot any of us he ever worked with. I last saw him in Australia when he called my name on a Melbourne street and introduced me to Michelle, his (then) pregnant [girlfriend].

I have great memories of going for runs with him or watching a bootleg copy of a Parker and Stone's musical called "Cannibal! The Musical of the Donner Party Tragedy." Heath must have been in a place of great pain and sadness to be split from his wife and child. He was sensitive and unfairly victimized in his native country by the unfortunate Australian custom called the "tall poppy syndrome" in which an Australian, the second he or she achieves global success, is immediately and arbitrarily accused of losing all of their humanity. Not true. He was a sweet person, and less importantly, an unbelievaby talented actor. Maybe the best of his generation.

Dan Bova of Larchmont, New York
Once when I was driving in Brooklyn, I got a flat tire. As I was jacking up my car, this deep voice from behind me said, "Need a hand?" It was Heath Ledger. I couldn't believe it. He helped jack up my car and change the tire. He was really good with tools!

R. of Perth, Western Australia
I grew up with Heath around the speedway racing circuit. I remember the night he was a little boy and his Dad was racing speed cars at Claremont Speedway (my dad was in the race, too). His dad was coming 3rd then in the final corner, the two lead cars spun out and Heath's dad Kim took the lead and won the State Title race. Heath was standing a couple of rows in front of me with his mum and sister and they were all so excited, jumping up and down and cheering. He was about as happy as a little boy could be watching his dad become a champion. I remember that night because in the years that followed, I saw his parents marriage break up and it was like there was this moment in his childhood of pure joy that I witnessed.

Later Heath would pit crew for Graham Jones, and I crewed for my dad and brother. Heath and I were both the youngest on our crews so that meant our job was to take the fiberglass bonnets over to the hoses and wash the mud off after each race really dirty work but he managed to stay cleaner than the rest of us.

Crystal Davis of Toronto, Ontario
I met Heath in L.A. at a mall a year or so ago. I was staring at him working up the nerve to ask for an autograph. He saw me, started laughing and walked towards me. He said I was white as an "egg" and asked if he could do anything. I said, No thanks ... yes I forgot to ask for the autograph. He touched my shoulder and told me to take it easy and walked away. He looked back several times and smiled. What a great memory I have of him. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Dena Michnowich of Glen Cove, New York
I was walking in the lower east side of Manhattan one day and I noticed a really cute man holding his little daughter on his shoulders. She looked just like him. He told her that they had to make a right and asked her to point them in the right direction, which she did. I soon realized that it was Heath Ledger and I got really excited. I was walking right up to them as they were waiting to cross the street. When I got close, I waved and he smiled at me. He was so handsome I got the chills. I could also sense that he had a very sweet spirit. It was a very special moment for me. I'm so sad to hear that he died.

Leanne Scorzoni of Staten Island, New York
I worked as a nanny for a number of years in Manhattan, and I ended up having a toddler class with my charge and Heath, Michelle and baby Matilda. The couple was so polite and laid back at first I didn't recognize who they were. They were genuinely interested in their child, her development, and treating the rest of us (including staff) with respect. He will be sorely missed.

Michael Williams of Perth, Western Australia
I met Heath Ledger many years ago while I was working at a local fast food outlet here in Perth Western Australia. He came through to order and I was amazed at how polite, kind and friendly he was. He stopped to sign autographs while he waited knowing that to the people asking him he was somewhat of a hero. He did all this with the great Australian attitude that he had and a smile on his face, he was one superstar that took stardom well and in his stride, I for one feel thankful that I have met this great person.

I send my deepest sympathy to his family and say to them that you do not mourn his passing alone; the people of Perth share your grief.

Tracy Kimball of Rock Hill, South Carolina
I met Heath Ledger in 1999 while he was filming "The Patriot" in South Carolina. I was a reporter for a daily newspaper there and he was at a press conference about the movie at Historic Brattonsville, a Revolutionary-era plantation. He was so very kind and was more than happy to sign my newspaper. The media was flocking around Mel Gibson, but seeing a new young and dashingly gorgeous guy standing off to himself, I approached him and asked for his autograph. He flashed that smile, grabbed my pen and used my back to sign the newspaper I was holding.

We had a conversation, but I don't remember it because I was so enamored. I had never heard of him before because the only American movie he had filmed was "Ten Things I Hate About You," which I had not yet seen. I went back to the paper where I worked and wrote a story about the new hot Aussie star that would surely become hugely successful in America. His death really saddens me. He was such a talented actor and a new dad. Having a child the same age as his daughter, it makes me even sadder to think of her missing her father.

Amanda Olmstead of Penticton, British Columbia
I met Heath when he was filming "Brokeback Mountain" in my hometown of Fort Macleod. He was a down to earth man with amazing talent. His portrayal of Ennis del Mar was life-changing for many of my friends. I am truly saddened by his death.

Kristy O'Connor of Sydney, Australia
My heart goes out to Heath's family and little Matilda, I met Heath one time at a prenatal yoga class in Sydney with Michelle and was in awe of his devotion and attention to her. He was a true gentleman and I'm sure an amazing father. To make assumptions as to how or why he died is to bring more pain to an already devastated family.

Adrian K. of Perth, Western Australia
I met Heath one night on the town in Perth. The one-degree of separation rule in Perth made him a friend of a friend. We had a brief and quiet chat. What struck me was his calm in the face of his monstrous burgeoning celebrity. With both of his feet planted firmly on the ground, he seemed to be facing the publicity with stoic resolve. Goodnight, Heath. You were a good bloke.

"A sad fan" in Chicago, Illinois
I was an extra in the movie "Dark Knight," which filmed in Chicago this past summer. I spend an entire weekend on set with Heath. He was rather quiet most of the time between takes, but seemed to be a nice, likeable guy. It was great to watch him work, as he was very committed to his craft. His death is a great loss.

Kelly Fishburne of West Palm Beach, Florida
I met Heath Ledger while working in Atlanta. We both were taking a CNN tour. He was silly, smiling all the time and we spoke about horses and riding lessons. He was also talking about the movie the Patriot he filmed with Mel Gibson. He had to do lots of riding. He was down to earth and so very talkative. Just a normal guy, hanging out. A real gentleman.

Jessi Lee of Central, South Carolina
I really enjoyed Heath's acting. His best movie was my favorite movie of 2005, "Lords Of Dogtown." Heath played the somewhat obnoxious Skip Engblom, but thinking of all the other actors who could have taken the roll, I don't think anyone could have done it better.

Even two of the original Zephyr shop boys themselves. Tony Alva & Stacy Peralta, said when Heath came in & did the voice he would use in the film, it was like hearing Skip from the past.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 23, 2008, 02:05 PM
I don't know what to do, all I do Is cry, I can't belive this is happening :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: pierralex on Jan 23, 2008, 02:06 PM
I can't help thinking that it is as if Ennis had died too, after Jack.

I know it is Heath, I know Ennis and Jack will remain in my heart forever, as Heath, but still I have this odd feeling... and it hurts.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 23, 2008, 02:08 PM
I can't help thinking that it is as if Ennis had died too, after Jack.

I know it is Heath, I know Ennis and Jack will remain in my heart forever, as Heath, but still I have this odd feeling... and it hurts.

I have that feeling too :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 02:10 PM

A Spanish song says that something dies in your soul when a friend is gone...Our souls today and for many time will be uncomplete,almost ill.        A great hug for everybody in the distance,that sometimes is the better place to feel love and friendship.     :ghug:     %)   all.

I feet that's true and what Thomas said was true too.  Today a part of our soul dies with him, but the other part will always live with him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lamusica on Jan 23, 2008, 02:11 PM
The Dana Stevens piece sums up Heath's contributions as a great up and coming movie star, something we all are aware of.  She doesn't touch upon his greatness as a man.  As all brokies know, he was both a great actor and a great human being -- both of whom will be greatly missed by us all.  I wish I knew how to quit crying!
   I can only hope his family has the chance to read this thread someday.  It would make them very proud to know in what esteem so many people hold their son/brother/father.  God bless our lovely boy!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 23, 2008, 02:14 PM

Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.




Well said Thomas, that is not most important.  There was and will remain the marvellous one in Brokeback Mountain  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:15 PM
For those who wish to see a vid of the makeshift memorial to Heath, go to:

http://www.ketknbc.com/home/ticker/14077182.html

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Memorial grows outside Ledger's apartment
By Lacy Ledford
KETK News

Story Created: Jan 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM CST
Story Updated: Jan 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM CST

NEW YORK - Today a makeshift memorial is growing on the sidewalk outside Heath Ledger's apartment. People are leaving flowers, cards, candles and other mementos to honor the late actor.

28-year-old Ledger was found dead inside his apartment Tuesday afternoon. More tests will be needed to determine what caused his death. The New York medical examiner's office says an autopsy is
inconclusive.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 23, 2008, 02:16 PM
I can't help thinking that it is as if Ennis had died too, after Jack.

I know it is Heath, I know Ennis and Jack will remain in my heart forever, as Heath, but still I have this odd feeling... and it hurts.


You're not alone.  It's as if the movie and reality blend in together.  I feel great sadness and emptiness at the same time.  It's making me sick.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 23, 2008, 02:18 PM
Heath is a part of this link which connect us together to each other.

I do hope he had time to realize what he achieved in his life.
And I hope this connexion of people around the world, gathering for unsterstanding, love and compasion will ease his daughter pain one day...


I agree with you Seb  O0  He is a link between all of us  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 02:20 PM
Quote
Crystal Davis of Toronto, Ontario
I met Heath in L.A. at a mall a year or so ago. I was staring at him working up the nerve to ask for an autograph. He saw me, started laughing and walked towards me. He said I was white as an "egg" and asked if he could do anything. I said, No thanks ... yes I forgot to ask for the autograph. He touched my shoulder and told me to take it easy and walked away. He looked back several times and smiled. What a great memory I have of him. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Kristy O'Connor of Sydney, Australia
My heart goes out to Heath's family and little Matilda, I met Heath one time at a prenatal yoga class in Sydney with Michelle and was in awe of his devotion and attention to her. He was a true gentleman and I'm sure an amazing father. To make assumptions as to how or why he died is to bring more pain to an already devastated family.

Dan Bova of Larchmont, New York
Once when I was driving in Brooklyn, I got a flat tire. As I was jacking up my car, this deep voice from behind me said, "Need a hand?" It was Heath Ledger. I couldn't believe it. He helped jack up my car and change the tire. He was really good with tools!

 :\'(  :\'(  :\'( He was indeed a so sweet, loving and caring gentleman.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 02:27 PM
So many more posts since I was here last night, haven't had time to read them all.
 For all brokies :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:33 PM

Thank God Heath completed TDK.  But I fear for Parnassus.  They should find a way...

http://www.dose.ca/movies/story.html?id=1d3054c4-ae5b-4935-a11d-b4ff66c35943&k=88776

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Heath Ledger's Death to Affect Dark Knight, Terry Gilliam Film
Ben Carrozza
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger's sudden and tragic death on Tuesday (Jan. 22) will have varying effects on his final two film projects.

According to AintItCoolNews.com, Ledger had completed all work on the upcoming Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, where he played the villainous Joker. Site founder Harry Knowles, citing a "source involved in post-production" on the Christopher Nolan film, wrote, "Heath's post work was complete. He had indeed finished it."

While Ledger's work on The Dark Knight itself was complete, it was assumed his role in its marketing campaign would have increased in significance as the film's July 18 release approached. Much of the movie's marketing has revolved around the Joker, from cryptic websites that revealed exclusive photos of Ledger as the character, to Joker-themed posters and guerilla marketing.

"The Joker character is dealing with chaos and life and death and a lot of dark themes," Variety quoted a studio insider as saying. "Everyone is going to interpret every line out of his mouth in a different way now."

Warner Bros. executives and spokespeople have yet to comment on how Ledger's death will affect the film.

"The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news," Alan Horn, president-COO, Warner Bros. and Jeff Robinov, president, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said in a joint statement. "Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person."

The future of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the film Ledger was working on at the time of his death, is in greater turmoil.

The Terry Gilliam-directed independent film had wrapped its London shoot on Jan. 19 and was preparing to begin production in Vancouver, where they were due to film until March. The film's producers have yet to release a statement on whether or not they plan to continue without Ledger.

Ledger's involvement in Imaginarium was reportedly key to the film's financing.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 23, 2008, 02:35 PM
I hope nothing changes here.

I am thinking of starting a tradition.  If Heath were buried here in the US, it would be nice to send flowers to his grave every year on the anniversaries of his birth and death, as I did for Chopin in Paris for a number of years, while I had a friend there who was willing to do it for me.


I hope too dear Thomas, nothing changes, but the things are growing  ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 23, 2008, 02:37 PM
Good NYtimes piece on him
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/movies/24appr.html?hp

You know I know this is about Heath and not Ennis but I was just thinking about the sensitivity and artistry that went into that performance.  How careful it was, how respectful. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:40 PM


http://www.thelondonpaper.com/cs/Satellite/london/news/article/1157150372082?packedargs=suffix%3DArticleController

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Michelle Williams flies in to New York as celebrity tributes pour in
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Heath Ledger's  former fiancee was due to arrive in New York as his death continues to cause shock-waves around the world.

(http://www.thelondonpaper.com/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1157275162138&ssbinary=true)

Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, the Australian Prime Minister and friends including Helena Christensen have led the tributes flooding in today.

Heath was found dead in a New York apartment yesterday afternoon after a suspected overdose.

Today his devastated family said he would never have committed suicide and his death was an accident.

His former fiancée Michelle Williams quit a film set in Sweden and flew to New York with their daughter, after hearing about his death.

"She's devastated," said a source close to the 27 year old Dawson's Creek star and mother of Heath's two-year-old daughter Matilda.

"I can't believe Matilda is going to grow up without a dad, without knowing her father and that Michelle will have to deal with having a daughter without a father," the source told People magazine.

Australia mourns
Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett led tributes which poured in for Heath Ledger today.

They said the Aussie star, who was found dead in a New York apartment last night after a suspected overdose,  was a dreadful loss for someone with so much potential.

Helena Christensen on way to flat
Model Helena Christensen, who was close to the star, was on her way to meet him at his apartment when she heard the news of his death.

She had left a message on his phone just before she learned he was dead. "I am just beyond sad at this point, and shocked," she told Women's Wear Daily."I was on my way over to pay him a visit when I found out."

Nicole Kidman said: “What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Heath’s family.”

Naomi Watts, one of Kidman’s closest friends, dated Ledger for two years from 2002. She is reportedly shattered and has cancelled all publicity for an upcoming film.

Blanchett, who co-starred with Ledger in the Oscar-nominated Bob Dylan biopic, I'm Not There, said she was “shocked and saddened” by the news.

She added: “I deeply respect Heath’s work and always admired his continuing development as an artist. My thoughts are with his family and close friends.”

His death has been a major blow to Australia where new  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who described him as one of the country's "finest actors".

Other Australian stars also spoke to their sadness.

Mel Gibson said:  “I had such great hope for him.”

“He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”

Geoffrey Rush, who starred with Ledger in the Australian film Candy, said the actor’s passing was a “tragedy”. He said: “This is such a sad event. I admired Heath enormously.”

He added: “He was such a sensitive and committed and daring actor. This is truly a tragedy. I send my condolences to his family and friends and colleagues.”

He was in the prime of his life
Rudd said: “It was with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of Heath Ledger. It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation’s finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger’s diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor.”

Rose Byrne, a Hollywood contemporary of Ledger’s who co-starred in Two Hands, said she would “never forget his spirit”.

She added: “Heath was an enigmatic, wonderful and endlessly generous friend and colleague.

“His passing is deeply tragic and my thoughts and love go out to his friends and family in Perth and in New York.”

Former headmaster
Headmaster Robert Zordan, of Guildford Grammar School, where the star attended said: "One of the great things about him as a person was that with all the stardom and with all the lights that were focused on him, it was with a degree of humility and loyalty that he remained very, very closely in touch with many of his peers from his particular year group.

“I know for example that when his friends from schooldays were in New York he would be a very, very generous and loyal host, often putting them up in his own home.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 02:40 PM
Sorry guys, I can't read the posts, this is too distressing. My poor, poor Heath, I can't stand to think about it anymore  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:43 PM
Sorry guys, I can't read the posts, this is too distressing. My poor, poor Heath, I can't stand to think about it anymore  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(


 :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 02:44 PM
Good NYtimes piece on him
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/movies/24appr.html?hp

You know I know this is about Heath and not Ennis but I was just thinking about the sensitivity and artistry that went into that performance.  How careful it was, how respectful. 

Yes, I planned to post it this morning, but somehow forgot...  Thanks so much Toadily!

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 23, 2008, 02:47 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_2.jpg)

Ethan sent me this picture on my cellphone, he just took it front of Heath's flat :\'(

Thank you Cham to post that pic...  I pray for him, I am so sad  :\'( :\'(  as you my dear .
Ethan represents us  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 23, 2008, 03:01 PM
If ever the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences would award Best Actor posthumously, it should be this year, and it should go to Heath Ledger, who should have won it in 2006.  :clap: :c) :cr)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 03:09 PM
What is hitting me so bad is that everything I read is full of "was" or "had". That is so new, so strange and so sad.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 03:09 PM
If ever the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences would award Best Actor posthumously, it should be this year, and it should go to Heath Ledger, who should have won it in 2006.  :clap: :c) :cr)

He didn't?

I don't care what that "Academy" says.  He was Best Actor for 2006 in my book.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 03:13 PM
He didn't?

I don't care what that "Academy" says.  He was Best Actor for 2006 in my book.



Yeah Thomas, he "was" the best actor.  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 03:13 PM
I'm still finding it hard to deal with the fact that Heath is dead. The words just dont make sense.  How could he die so young with so much to live for?

I've been reading all the comments and they have helped me enormously to know that there are people all over the world who are feeling what I'm feeling and this is a wonderful place to come to, to try and deal with the loss of a wonderful man.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 03:15 PM


http://blog.canoe.ca/canoedossier/2008/01/23/the_last_time_i_saw_heath

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The Last Time I Saw Heath
Jan 23, 2008

Veteran Sun columnist and reviewer Jane Stevenson kindly agreed to contribute this moving recollection of her last encounter with the late Heath Ledger to the Canoe Dossier.

Interviewing Heath Ledger at a press conference for the non-linear Bob Dylan bio-pic, I’m Not There, last November in New York City you couldn’t have told me he’d been dead three short months later.

Although I’d heard the young Aussie wasn’t what we in the biz call “press friendly,” he turned out to be a funny, thoughtful, articulate and playful interview subject even if his movie star handsomeness was a bit scruffy looking on this particular day.Sandwiched between I’m Not There director Todd Haynes and co-stars Marcus Carl Franklin and Canadian Bruce Greenwood, behind a podium in a conference room at The Regency Hotel on a sunny Sunday in The Big Apple, perhaps there was safety in numbers, or he was pleased with the film,
or just having a good day. Who knows?

Ledger even played with his reputation as a non-cooperative interview subject following Haynes’ opening lengthy explanation that you didn’t have to be a Dylan fan to appreciate the movie.

“I agree,” Ledger said quietly into a microphone in front of him to laughs before elaborating. “It is a movie, it’s not a quiz, there is no Q&A after, and quite frankly I think the less you know the better off you’re going to be because you’re not going to be straining yourself and trying to digest line of dialogue.” said Ledger. “Just kind of strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.”

Now the big question is was Ledger enjoying his ride in life.

On this day he seemed to be, even chiding a reporter in the front row with his eyes closed.“Wake up!” Ledger yelled to more laughs from the 50 or so reporters assembled. “I know I’m boring but give me a break.”

The general perception - and I don’t pretend to be an expert in his personal life - was that he was sad following the breakup of his relationship to his Brokeback Mountain co-star Michelle Williams, the mother of his now two-year-daughter Matilda, just a few months earlier in September.

But when someone asked him how he related to his I’m Not There character as a dad, he quipped: “The same as if I wasn’t a dad.”

With a reputation as a “serious actor” who thoroughly immersed himself in his roles, he also proved to be a magnanimous about the acting talents of his co-stars, particularly the astonishing performance of fellow Aussie Cate Blanchett as “electric-era” Dylan, who earned an Oscar nomination on the same day as Ledger’s lifeless, naked body was discovered in a Soho loft. “I sucked,” he joked of his own portrayal at the press conference.

In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, Haynes told me of Ledger’s lack of ego, picking up a best actress award on Blanchett’s behalf at the Venice Film Festival. “Heath stayed in Venice for the award ceremony just to stick around, just to support the film,” said Haynes. “He read (Cate’s) thank-you speech. She wasn’t able to come at all, so he accepted the award for her.”

The bottom line seems to Ledger was kind.

And, apparently, really into music.One of the surprising things in all the Tuesday night coverage of Ledger’s life was that he was a business partner with musician Ben Harper.“Music - I mean on so many levels it has affected my life and still continues to,” Ledger said at the press conference.“Music, particularly, the voice singing, songwriter’s, poets, Dylan, whoever, to me, it’s such a pure expression or song from the soul that it likes deeply connects to mine and it’s always been a key that kind of unlocked or enabled me to express anger or pains of any sort, so it’s always been a wonderful excuse, or a door-opener for me, in terms of being able to express creatively and personally.

“I was definitely a fan of Dylan,” he added later in the press conference. ”But I think Dylan was definitely someone I had scheduled somewhat in the future, down the line, to become obsessed by ‘cause I do get obsessed with people, musicians and artists, but I think Todd prematurely invited me into this obsession on this film.”

Turns out to be a good thing Haynes did.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 03:21 PM


http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/01/23/jonathan-kay-on-the-passing-of-heath-ledger-and-the-unsettling-brilliance-of-his-signature-2005-performance-in-brokeback-mountain.aspx

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Jonathan Kay on the passing of Heath Ledger — and the unsettling brilliance of his signature 2005 performance in Brokeback Mountain
Posted: January 23, 2008, 1:38 PM by Jonathan Kay

"I tell ya there... there were these two old guys ranched up together, down home. Earl and Rich. And they was the joke of town, even though they were pretty tough ol' birds. Anyway they... they found Earl dead in an irrigation ditch."

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Brokeback Mountain, Heath Ledger's masterpiece, has been Youtubed, South Parked, Family Guyed and Saturday Night Lived so many times, that it is sometimes difficult to recall what an astonishingly good film it was. Had Brokeback been the only film he'd ever made, we would still properly be mourning the loss of one of the world's great actors.

Brokeback is too often pigeon-holed as a gay love story. (Wikipedia describes it as "an Academy Award-winning 2005 romantic drama film that depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983.") But the homosexuality in the movie was incidental to a larger theme: the random cruelty of the human condition, a condition that allows outside forces to destroy the lives of even the toughest men.

In the case of Ennis del Mar (Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), the force that destroyed them was in their genes: They were gay men living in a homophobic world. When they were true to their love, they lived in a tiny snowglobe of ecstasy. But everywhere else, they were lonely men living a lie.

Some of the most exquisite vignettes from the movie come when those two world collide. Three years after seeing the movie, I still remember the brief scene when Jack shows up for seasonal work at Brokeback — hoping to see Ennis again — and is turned away in humiliating fashion by the rancher who knew their secret. ("You boys sure found a way to make the time pass up there. Twist, you guys wasn't gettin' paid to leave the dogs babysittin' the sheep while you stem the rose.") Outwardly, these men are the very embodiment of western ruggedness — especially Ennis, whose bar-fight brutality escalates in accordance with the shame he feels about his sexuality. But inside, they are train wrecks. And Ang Lee deserved the Best Director awards he got for letting that wreckage play out without any sort of deus ex machina or romantic Hollywood gloss.

But the wreckage in the film is not really about gay love, or even love itself. It is about powerlessness. Fiddle with the plot, and it would be easy for artists of equal caliber to make essentially the same film about men addicted to alcohol, or drugs, or gambling, or suffering illness, or who fall hopelessly in love with the wrong woman. When Jack famously says to Ennis " I wish I knew how to quit you," the you could be anything.

This is why so many people who aren't gay, and care nothing for Western vistas and cowboy flicks, were so affected by Brokeback. None of us have control of our lives. The movie is about whatever uncontrollable force we stay up at night worrying about. As in every great film, we read ourselves into it.

In my particular case, Brokeback became a film about failed fatherhood. Both Ennis and Jack marry and have kids. Jack manages to cobble together an outwardly respectable middle-class family life, even as his marriage deteriorates into a business relationship. But Ennis can't manage the act, and his life spirals into poverty and dysfunctionality as he throws everything away for the few chances he gets be with Jack. In one scene — the one that will leap into my mind every time I think of Ledger's acting career — Ennis barges into the grocery store where his wife has taken a job to make ends meet. He's got the kids with him, and tells his wife Cassie she's got to mind them so he can go off on one of his short-notice "fishing trips" with Jack. He shoves the bewildered kids at his wife and then takes off. Everything about him shows that he knows that what he's doing is wrong, irresponsible, bizarre — but he can't fight it any more than a heroin junkie can fight the needle.

It's a wrenching scene that plays to every man's worst fears about his own abilities as a father. Will he do right by his wife and children — provide for them, stick around, be a role model — come what may? Or will forces outside of his control — or controllable only with a willpower he cannot muster — conspire to make him a failure? That's the scene that broke me. And it did so because Ledger was a brilliant enough actor to sell it.

The circumstances of Ledger's death this week are murky. We don't know yet whether he committed suicide with sleeping pills, or merely took too many of them, in the wrong combination, by accident. But the interviews he gave in late 2007 suggest a tormented man — to the point he could barely sleep. I don't want to psychoanalyze a man I don't know, or proffer facile analogies between his own life and that of his signature screen character. But when I heard the news of Ledger's death, my mind immediately reached to Ennis' grim outlook on life. However, successful, or happy, or tough a lot of us may be on the outside, there is always — always — a vulnerability within that threatens to drag us down.

In Ledger's case, whatever it was took with it not only a man many decades too young to die, but an extraordinary actor who rendered one of the truly great screen acting performances of his generation. 


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cowgirlKt! on Jan 23, 2008, 03:24 PM
I can't help thinking that it is as if Ennis had died too, after Jack.

I know it is Heath, I know Ennis and Jack will remain in my heart forever, as Heath, but still I have this odd feeling... and it hurts.

i feel the same too :-\\ god all day its all i can think about and after i found out at about 6.30am this morning i even dreamt of being with sum other people and us all being upset about it! :\'( i cant get it out my head. :-\\ Past few weeks ive been enjoying the happiness and joy brokeback mountain gives me, feeling it run thru my veins, but now all i feel is sadness. :\'( I pray that the sadness will reduce soon and that i and everyone else, will feel what Heath would have wanted us to feel, happiness,proudness and love for him, his work and our fav movie of ours ...from that film his memory will live on in our hearts and Jack and Ennis will always be forever in our hearts as the film is forever whatever happens. Love and hugs to everyone at this difficult sad time :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cowgirlKt! on Jan 23, 2008, 03:29 PM
 :^^) :t) thanks tpe for that you posted it sums up alot and very relavant for us on this site. its a good piece of writing
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 03:30 PM
I'm still struggling with this, God help me...a part of me wants to scream, "This isn't true!"

I am just sick over this.  I'm so thankful I have this place and the LiveJournal community to go to.  You all have really helped keep me sane.

He's been gone 24 hours now... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tom on Jan 23, 2008, 03:36 PM
I want to hug my friends, cry with them x

And us with you Princess.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: roconner on Jan 23, 2008, 03:42 PM
(http://aycu15.webshots.com/image/22094/2002276278457437170_rs.jpg)

He was our KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR!

The love he shared with us will never diminish but only grow stronger with time.

God Bless and Comfort his Friends, Family, and Fans, in this time of Sorrow.

Heath ... You left us far too soon.

You will live forever in our hearts.

Be at Peace, Dear One.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 23, 2008, 03:54 PM
Quote
In Ledger's case, whatever it was took with it not only a man many decades too young to die, but an extraordinary actor who rendered one of the truly great screen acting performances of his generation. 

That's a pretty awesome - and extremely accurate - epitaph.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 03:55 PM
    Yeah, it's now been over 24 hours, and it's said our minds mark those passages, just like the first year anniversary after losing someone, is the
worst.  Got over that wall, but now I remember, the last poem I did, and have only put 4 on the poetry thread, it was about Jack coming for
Ennis, while he was asleep in his bed, but heading for death.  It was doggerel, not very fancy, but it just hit me that's how it happened with
our beloved Heath.  Jack was taking Ennis home, in his sleep, and now some angel took Heath peacefully away from us, while he slept.  I wish I
had never written it.   Especially the lines:
                                                         keep on a-sleepin', but I'm here,
                                                         your lover, knowing, drawing near.

     I hope whatever angel came for Heath let him look back to see us, loving him as he was, as he really was, a good and decent soul.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 23, 2008, 03:56 PM

He didn't?

I don't care what that "Academy" says.  He was Best Actor for 2006 in my book.




No, he didn't win.  He was nominated.  It was an artistic crime.  AND it can be, and should be, corrected.  The Academy ought to be feeling like the umpire who got the call wrong at home plate.  WE were all in the stands and saw what really happened.

Heath Ledger for Best Actor in a Drama, 2006, awarded posthumously.

... sorry, fellow Brokies ... don't mean to be preachy ... I don't like injustice.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cowgirlKt! on Jan 23, 2008, 03:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8-exr9WpEc&feature=related

just found this video which is like a memorial to Heath, if you feel like you can watch it its a nice montage of pics and clips of him
GOD I WISH THIS WAS JUST A DREAM (well nightmare)and id wake up in a minute...... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 23, 2008, 03:59 PM
I'm sorry, I can't read anymore... my mind just can't comprehend the fact that he's gone.
I'm going to sleep thinking about him, and crying for him. This is just too much for me to bare.
Goodbye my sweet prince charming. Rest in peace.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Toadily on Jan 23, 2008, 04:02 PM
I'm sorry, I can't read anymore... my mind just can't comprehend the fact that he's gone.
I'm going to sleep thinking about him, and crying for him. This is just too much for me to bare.
Goodbye my sweet prince charming. Rest in peace.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh God, sweet prince, now I am tearing up at work and I have to hide...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: GayFred37 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:05 PM
MES BROKIES...

" BAD NEWS "...

" HEALTH / ENNIS... I SWEAR !!!!! "

Chevauche bien sur BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN... JAKE / JACK et Ns, Ns T'Accompagnons, TJRS !
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 04:06 PM

The first public statement from someone in BBM:

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23100481-5001021,00.html

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Ang Lee mourns Heath Ledger, fans leave flowers, candles
January 24, 2008 07:30am

(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5855751,00.jpg)
Ang Lee ... director of Brokeback Mountain, has described working with Heath as one of the purest joys of his life.

ACCLAIMED director Ang Lee has mourned the death of Heath Ledger, saying working with the Australian-born actor was ''one of the purest joys of my life.''

Ledger costarred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Lee's Oscar-winning movie "Brokeback Mountain." He played Ennis Del Mar in the gay romance about two ranch hands who carried on a secret love affair.

"Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined - a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking," Lee said in an email to The Associated Press.

Ledger's performance in "Brokeback Mountain" earned him a best actor Oscar nomination. Lee garnered the best director award for the film.

The 28-year-old actor was found dead yesterday by his housekeeper and masseuse in New York City - lying naked and face-down at the foot of his bed, with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said.

An initial autopsy on the actor was inconclusive.

Meanwhile fans of Ledger have left flowers and candles outside the New York apartment building where the body of the Oscar-nominated Australian star was found with sleeping pills nearby.

Authorities said the death yesterday of the 28-year-old actor was a possible overdose, but it could be a further 10 days before the results of toxicology tests are known.

Shocked fans set up the makeshift memorial hours after Ledger's body was found.

One note said, "I couldn't find anything bad about you."

Khaled Ali, 41, a stage manager for a Broadway show, dropped off a candle outside the downtown SoHo building on his way to work. He said he and his fellow cast members were devastated by the news of Ledger's death.

"I felt a connection with him as an actor, as a fellow in the theatre community," he said.

"With Brokeback Mountain he touched me personally in telling the story of my community. It was very touching."

Ledger split last year with Michelle Williams, who played his wife on the set of Brokeback Mountain. The two had a daughter, the now two-year-old Matilda, and had lived together in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighbourhood.

Ledger was a widely recognised figure in his Manhattan neighbourhood, where Michelle Vella said she frequently saw him carrying Matilda on his shoulders, or having ice cream with her.

"It's a shock; he's so young," said Taren Dolbashian, who also had seen Ledger with his daughter.

"He always seems so happy."

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:06 PM
I'm sorry, I can't read anymore... my mind just can't comprehend the fact that he's gone.
I'm going to sleep thinking about him, and crying for him. This is just too much for me to bare.
Goodbye my sweet prince charming. Rest in peace.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

my dear one.. try to rest, and please please.. we are with you in our thoughts...  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:09 PM
        I hope whatever angel came for Heath let him look back to see us, loving him as he was, as he really was, a good and decent soul.

That's so heartbreaking Tony. Swear to God I can't see what I'm writing 'cause I'm blind with my tears.

13 hours in front of my laptop; I've not eaten; I could vomit if I try it. I've cried the whole day, I'm still crying so bad. My head and eyes ache. I'm really sick. I'm not gonna sleep, that's for sure. I feel all dizzy and so tired. Something beautiful has died inside of me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 04:09 PM
It's the stories about Heath with Matilda that make me cry the most, she's lost a daddy who loved her so much.  I can't bear this, the pain doesn't seem to be going away.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 04:11 PM
I'm sorry, I can't read anymore... my mind just can't comprehend the fact that he's gone.
I'm going to sleep thinking about him, and crying for him. This is just too much for me to bare.
Goodbye my sweet prince charming. Rest in peace.

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh darlin, I know, I can't accept he's gone either.  Why did he have to go? Why?  I don't understand any of it.  It's all so pointless.   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 23, 2008, 04:13 PM
It's the stories about Heath with Matilda that make me cry the most, she's lost a daddy who loved her so much.  I can't bear this, the pain doesn't seem to be going away.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(


i know exactly what you mean.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 04:19 PM
   BabyTammy, me too.  Have only had 3 hours sleep and don't know what to do.  Wait for that kiss on the forehead, my loving friend, for it will
be there.  If Heath ever skimmed through this forum, and he must have, for he had a curious mind, he would have spotted you SO quick, and
loved you.  Be sure of that.  Get some rest when you can.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 23, 2008, 04:20 PM
Good NYtimes piece on him
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/movies/24appr.html?hp

You know I know this is about Heath and not Ennis but I was just thinking about the sensitivity and artistry that went into that performance.  How careful it was, how respectful. 

What a wonderful article, a fine tribute to Heath.  I'm going to keep a printed copy of this, to go with the Heath memos I've saved since early in BBM's release.  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ande_nem on Jan 23, 2008, 04:21 PM

He's been gone 24 hours now... :\'(

24 hours too long....

I have a really weird feeling I can't describe, I can't believe he's actually gone, I keep randomly breaking into tears, I've been a wreck at school today.

All the actors/singers with outward problems that have been splashed all over the papers for months, and yet it is Heath, so quiet, polite and mild-mannered, to die. It doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 23, 2008, 04:25 PM
I can't sleep, every time I close my eyes I see him. He can't be gone, he just can't be :\'(
this is one of the worst days of my life
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 04:26 PM
All the actors/singers with outward problems that have been splashed all over the papers for months, and yet it is Heath, so quiet, polite and mild-mannered, to die. It doesn't make sense.
I know it really doesn't seem fair. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 04:31 PM
I didn't want to say anything about this, but for a short while yesterday afternoon (US time), Heath's entry in wikipedia was disgustingly desecrated.  The mods of that site made sure that it was cleaned up immediately.

There is so much nastiness out there about Heath.  We should be careful what to believe and not to believe.  In the meantime, we know that we honor him for his his work, his beauty, and his talent.  Nobody can take that away from us.


I am glad to have you braver souls than I scouting the news out there.  I just can't do it.  I don't want to come across something like this that you saw, Thomas, except by all of you here who I love telling me about it.  Like that ignorant "Christian" church group.  Which actually doesn't bother me per se.  Those people full of self-righteous vitriol will only get it back on themselves.  It does not even touch a hair on Heath's gorgeous head nor all those who love him.

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 04:32 PM

(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/01/23/img-ih497kv8mxp.jpg)

Anything interesting up there in heaven, Heath?

 :\'( :\'( :\'(

Oh god, now you've done it, NR.  :\'(

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 04:33 PM
First thing I saw when I turn on my computer and connect to the internet this morning.  I thought it was just a dream.  Now I wish it was just a dream.  I'm so shock and numb that I can barely type.  This is a very sad news indeed.  Bless his soul.  I also feel for his daughter.  I hope her and her mother are well.  

To Heath:  May you rest in peace up there and look after the people you love.  If you are reading this, you know how many people love and respect you.  You were a great actor for someone so young and never in a million years would we think you'll leave us.  Your legacy will live forever.

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Good to hear from you, JT.  I was wondering about you...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 04:36 PM
   BabyTammy, me too.  Have only had 3 hours sleep and don't know what to do.  Wait for that kiss on the forehead, my loving friend, for it will
be there.  If Heath ever skimmed through this forum, and he must have, for he had a curious mind, he would have spotted you SO quick, and
loved you.
 Be sure of that.  Get some rest when you can.

Oh Tony..... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

You got me in tears again, my dear friend. You're so good and a beautiful person.

I really want to rest but I just can't; my mind doesn't want to stop thinking, and my heart doesn't want to stop feeling sadness.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 04:40 PM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


I was looking for the poem I put on my mom's memorial card to share here also.  It was similar to this, if not this, perhaps.  (It was long ago, I don't exactly remember.)  This is so beautiful.  Thank you, TF...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 04:44 PM
Rest in peace, you dear man.  You will live on in our hearts.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially Michelle and sweet little Matilda.  May God give them the strength to get through this difficult time.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 23, 2008, 04:45 PM
The only reference about Jake is from a UK article.


As I said, unless the press corners Jake, he will probably NOT make a public statement, especially when there are so many things left unaswered as of now.  But I don't doubt he is very much informed as to the events, given that Maggie is in NYC, and the fact that he is Matilda's godfather.

  
I had no idea that he was depressed. We have friends in Brooklyn and NYC who would see him and said recently how sad he looked. I assumed from his breakup.
That breaks my heart that he was sad and died alone.  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 04:46 PM
^^I think that's what makes it even sadder, that he was alone when he passed.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 23, 2008, 04:50 PM
^^I think that's what makes it even sadder, that he was alone when he passed.

That's what is upsetting me the more I think of it, I can hardly stand it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 04:54 PM
The first public statement from someone in BBM:

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23100481-5001021,00.html

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["Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined - a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking," Lee said in an email to The Associated Press.

What Ang Lee said about Heath was so beautiful and incredibly poignant - Heath's thirst for life, for love and for truth. Ang showed such deep understanding and love for Heath. Makes me weep.  :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: boo_boo on Jan 23, 2008, 04:56 PM
I hope Heath knew how much his portrayal of Ennis touched so many people.  Personally, it changed my life.  I send up a huge Thank You to Heath for giving us Ennis.  It's devastating to think of sweet little Matilda (mini-Heath is what I call her) without her Daddy.  Breaks my heart.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 23, 2008, 05:01 PM
That's what is upsetting me the more I think of it, I can hardly stand it.

Christie, it's horrid. But I am trying to believe what his Dad said, that he died peacefully in his sleep.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 05:01 PM
(http://www.amenotep.com/cine/images/oscars2006/heathLedger.jpg)

If I Had Only Known

If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I'd keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a lifeline to my heart
Underneath the thunder we'd be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

If I had only known
I'd never hear your voice again
I'd memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
Keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only know
I'd never hear your voice again

You were the treasure in my hand
You were the one who always stood beside me
So unaware I foolishly believed
That you would always be there
But then there came a day
And I turned my head and you slipped away

If I had only known
It was my last night by your side
I'd pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you'd smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you knew my love
For you goes on and on
If I had only known
If I had only known
The love I would've shown
If I had only known


I think it´s a song by Trisha Yearwood,a kind of requiem.Whatever it be,it´s suitable for this situation.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 23, 2008, 05:11 PM
Christie, it's horrid. But I am trying to believe what his Dad said, that he died peacefully in his sleep.  :ghug:

I'd like to believe that but at the foot of his bed and face down and naked?  I hope it was quick.  :(

Sigh. This is just horrible. He didn't deserve this. I'm angry and disgustingly sad that he made a horrible mistake with those medications.

I feel for his little girl so much. he was a wonderful father that she should have had. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jodie on Jan 23, 2008, 05:18 PM
I'm still stunned.  :\'(

I don't know if this has been posted already:

A Soulful Talent: Cherishing Heath Ledger
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=294218&GT1=7701 (http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=294218&GT1=7701)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 23, 2008, 05:18 PM
I'm gonna try to rest something...I'm here since this early morning and now it's 11:15 pm. I know in a so few hours I'll be back again; I doubt I can sleep. This day has been a painful nightmare. I wish I knew how to quit thinking about you my sweet baby Heath.  :\'(

I decided I hate the world.

I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain took 7 years to make.
I hate that Jack Twist died.
I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain didn't win best picture.
I hate that Heath didn't win best actor.
I hate that Australian Paparazzi attacked Heath with water guns.
I hate that Heath was forced to sell his home.
I hate that even after the efforts of Brokeback Mountain the Gay and Lesbian community is still being victimized.
I hate that Heath Ledger died.
I hate what his family and friends is going though.
I hate that Matilda will never meet her Dad.
I hate the paramedics couldn't revive him.
I hate knowing Heath died alone in his bed.
I hate the last image I will always have of Heath being chucked in the back of a car in a black morbid body bag.
I hate the 22nd of January
I hate waking up to the first day without Heath.
I hate crying.

But most of all I hate knowing I'll never see Heath in another film.
I hate a world without Heath.

I hate.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 23, 2008, 05:22 PM
I'd like to believe that but at the foot of his bed and face down and naked?  I hope it was quick.  :(

Sigh. This is just horrible. He didn't deserve this. I'm angry and disgustingly sad that he made a horrible mistake with those medications.

I feel for his little girl so much. he was a wonderful father that she should have had. 

Masetane,I really hope and am almost sure that it was quick.He didn't hardly realise what happenned and that's a relief for us-an stupid and poor relief I wouldn't like to have,but relief at the end-.
Friends,I go to sleep if I can.It has been a hard day and I'm tired with this strange tiredness that comes from the emotional side,not for the physical one.Good night everybody;take care¡ :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 05:30 PM
Oh Tammy you expressed yourself well  :ghug: We must remember all the good moments that Heath gave us and his movies will live forever. Another  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 05:52 PM
Friends, it does not matter to me whether or not Heath died due to an intentional overdose, or whether or not he had drug problems.

My brother had serious drug problems for years -- don't think that I ever stopped loving him because of it.

The same with Heath.  I don't care what the autopsy says or what causes are unearthed in the coming days.

Even without the autopsy, even without final facts as to cause of death or personal problems, I know I love him and his work.  

Let this be your anchor, and not anything else that he may or may not have done.

Good thoughts, Thomas.  You know I also have the drugs experience, and I do not label Heath's use (or not) of drugs as "bad."  Unfortunately, his health and safety were put in jeopardy, but I love Heath in the whole of him, everything.

While we're at it, hey, Christie, let's have a sweet laugh about those big feet in his goofy shoes that turn us on, shall we?

kathy

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 06:04 PM
We said those things because we did honestly adore him.  Adoration takes on many levels, some of them superficial.   But it doesn't change the way we really feel inside.

If there is a possible tragedy here, perhaps it was Heath never fully realized how much he was loved.  Or even if he did have an inkling, perhaps he didn't draw strength from it.


This is probably true, in a person like him.  I don't love speculating -- I mean, not based on what is said out there, but based on my imagining for myself his state of mind.  If I do, I can get too carried away and torture myself.

So for me, I want to think of him as not in psychological or emotional pain per se, at the end.  Just exhausted.  Self-aware enough to know his own innate proclivities, to know to what extent he brings his crazed state of mind on himself, the way he is with his acting.  Smart enough to know he's not going to do anyone any good by escaping with drugs.  Then, an unfortunate choice of ingesting something his body couldn't take at that point. 

I think that by getting a massage, he could likely have been aiming to deal with his exhausted state in a more holistic way, so he wouldn't need the sleeping meds.

Maybe he was happy.  Maybe he was looking forward to Michelle and Mathilda coming home, and when he would see his girls...

Maybe I'm just grasping at straws...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 23, 2008, 06:06 PM
We talk a lot about Jack's and Ennis's fragilness, flaws, inperfections, and vulnerablities  now its real life coming into our world.   I know we will had and will have the same compassion, love and caring for Heath Ledger, the man, the human being, as we do for Ennis.    

I won't give a damn about what is found, or not found.  All I know is that he is gone and it's our loss.  And when it all said and done, a little of him will be in all of us here.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 06:11 PM


A moving tribute by the wonderful A. O. Scott:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/movies/24appr.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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An Actor Whose Work Will Outlast the Frenzy
By A. O. SCOTT
Published: January 24, 2008

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/01/23/movies/24appr600.jpg)
Focus Features
Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain."

 
The defining performance of Heath Ledger’s tragically foreshortened career — more or less equivalent to what Jim Stark in “Rebel Without a Cause” was for James Dean — will surely be the role of Ennis Del Mar in “Brokeback Mountain.”

A portrait of inarticulate love and thwarted desire, Ennis is a rich, complicated character succinctly sketched in Annie Proulx’s original short story and brought to heartbreaking life by the film’s screenwriters, Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry; by its director, Ang Lee; and above all by Mr. Ledger himself.

Outwardly, Ennis presents a familiar image of rough-hewn Western masculinity, and the longing that surges under his taciturn demeanor does not so much contradict this image as help to explain it. Ennis’s love for Jack Twist, whom he meets tending sheep on a Wyoming mountaintop in the early 1960s, takes Ennis by surprise and throws him permanently off balance. His lifelong silence, the film suggests, is less a sign of strength than of cowardice, a crippling inability to acknowledge or communicate the truth of his own feelings.

What made the performance so remarkable was that Mr. Ledger, without betraying Ennis’s dignity or his reserve, was nonetheless able to convey that truth to the audience. This kind of sensitivity — the ability to signal an inner emotional state without overtly showing it — is what distinguishes great screen acting from movie-star posing. And while Mr. Ledger was handsome enough, and famous enough, to be called a movie star, he was serious enough, and smart enough, to be suspicious of deploying his charisma too easily or cheaply.

In retrospect the best thing that happened to him — the lucky break for his admirers, at any rate —may have been his disinclination to realize his apparent movie-star potential. He was the most likable of the young things in the “Taming of the Shrew”-derived teenage comedy “10 Things I Hate About You,” with his curly hair, high forehead and the permanent intimation of a smirk on his thin-lipped, angled mouth. And as often happens with young actors in Hollywood, his good looks and easy charm looked like a ticket to the commercial big time. Dutifully, but also with sparks of playful, eager energy, he played period golden boys in “The Patriot” and “A Knight’s Tale,” a misbegotten (but not entirely unenjoyable) entry in the ever-silly costume-action genre.

It is hard to know exactly when Mr. Ledger discovered his range, and set about trying to explore it, but it is clear that he covered a lot of ground in a very short time. He had a taste for portraying troubled, brooding, self-destructive young men, it’s true — the anguished third-generation prison guard in “Monster’s Ball,” the heroin addict in “Candy,” the unhappy film star in “I’m Not There,” in addition to Ennis — but the temptation to blend their fates with Mr. Ledger’s own should be resisted at all costs. Those roles should be seen less as expressions of some imagined inner torment than as evidence of resourcefulness, creative restlessness and wit.

Those same characteristics are abundantly evident in less well-known movies that should not be overlooked. Mr. Ledger was hilarious and eccentric in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Lords of Dogtown,” playing a shaggy old-timer on the Venice Beach surf-and skateboard scene, and affably mischievous in Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm,” alongside Matt Damon.

Ennis Del Mar is complemented and complicated by Casanova, whom Mr. Ledger played in Lasse Hallstrom’s unfairly neglected biopic-as-sex-farce, which came and went too quickly in late 2005, during the ascendancy of “Brokeback Mountain.” It’s not just that the flamboyantly heterosexual Casanova is Ennis Del Mar’s opposite in obvious ways. He is also a creature of pure whimsy, a lighter-than-air confection of licentiousness and gallantry.

Which is not to say that Mr. Ledger’s performance is frivolous. Rather it required intelligence, restraint and a tricky lightness of touch. Mr. Ledger had an unusual ability to mix lightness and gravity, an emotional nimbleness he displayed most fully in Todd Haynes’s “I’m Not There.” Of the six avatars of Bob Dylan in that film, his, an actor named Robbie Clark, is the most remote from Mr. Dylan’s various personae and closest to the prosaic world of love, fame and ambition. Robbie starts out full of youthful energy, heedless and in love, and finds himself a decade later adrift and disappointed, robbed of the happiness that early success had seemed to promise.

Again, it’s important to warn against looking in that film or any other for clues or portents. It seems to me that Mr. Ledger, in his choice of roles, was motivated above all by curiosity, and perhaps also by an impatience with the predictability and caution that can settle around the shoulders of talented young stars. In heroic roles like “A Knight’s Tale” or “Ned Kelly” he often seems bored, which may be why he so eagerly seized the chance to play the sociopathic Joker in “The Dark Knight,” the next installment in the “Batman” franchise.

The dismaying sense of loss and waste at Mr. Ledger’s death at 28 comes not only because he was so young, but also because his talent was large and as yet largely unmapped. It seems inevitable that he will now be inscribed in the cult of the beautiful stars who died too young, alongside James Dean, Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. Even before his death he had been ensnared in a pathological gossip culture that chews up the private lives of celebrities, and Tuesday’s news unleashed the usual rituals of media cannibalism.

Mr. Ledger’s work will outlast the frenzy. But there should have been more. Instead of being preserved as a young star eclipsed in his prime, he should have had time to outgrow his early promise and become the strange, surprising, era-defining actor he always had the potential to be.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 23, 2008, 06:12 PM
   

I won't give a damn about what is found, or not found.  All I know is that he is gone and it's our loss.  And when it all said and done, a little of him will be in all of us here.  

Beautifully said Manhattangirl.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 06:30 PM
Beautifully said Manhattangirl.
I share the same feeling :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 23, 2008, 06:33 PM
Just want to say thank you to all of you for your comments. My head's still in a mess, I can't think of anything worthwhile to say. I've been listening to the songs from the BBM soundtrack all day, because I need to feel close to Heath, through Ennis. All these songs used to tear me up inside thinking of poor Ennis trying to make sense of a world without Jack, and now that's all turned on its head and we're trying to make sense of a world without Heath, our Ennis :\'(  I don't know if I'll ever be able to make sense of it, but it means so much to know I'm not alone. Thank you all for being here :ghug:  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cynical21 on Jan 23, 2008, 06:34 PM
Everyone has a personal way of handling grief.  Some weep, some shout, some go grim and silent, and each reaction is valid and appropriate.

For me, I write.  It's how I handle most of the emotions that assault me in my life.  I write, between bouts of weeping and shouting.

So here is my method for venting, and I hope it does not offend anyone.  It's all I know how to do.


In Mourning


It was just another Tuesday,
And it was raining somewhere.
The clouds were dark and roiling,
And the coffee water, boiling.
Were you so forgotten there?

Did you stand there at the window?
Were there children in the rain?
Did you hear their playful song,
Rising bright and sweet and strong?
Were you overcome with pain?

The sun must be shining somewhere,
In this place where you are not.
All the golden promise lost,
Can we even know the cost?
Find the why, the how, the what?

While the night is full of wonder,
Liquid silver pools of light,
For each single one that fails,
A spark of primal brilliance pales,
Takes one candle from the night.

And we sit here in the silence,
In the place where you belong,
Speaking softly of good-byes,
Recalling tender sable eyes
And sweet laughter like a song.

Now the world is growing darker
And the night is growing cold,
And the empty silence lingers
Wrapping hearts with icy fingers.
As the funeral bell is tolled.

So the prince has left the stage;
Strangers watch him go and sigh.
And the world spins right along,
But there is no mourning song,
Save the one that weeps “Good-bye.”


FINI
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Titus on Jan 23, 2008, 06:37 PM
It's such a strange feeling, this sadness of mine, although I never really knew Heath it feels just like it did when I heard that the first man I went out with 20 years ago had died of Aids.  We only lasted a couple of months, but there was a connection and affection.  Now all that is left is the overwhelming sense of loss at what could have been.  Heath told a story that touched all our lives, now his voice has fallen silent and he will never tell so many more that might have touched others.  We must tell his and never forget what he has given us.  Thanks Heath for everything, Titus.

"Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen."
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 06:46 PM


Jake is reportedly on his way to Brooklyn:

http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=34142&cat=2

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Entertainment News
 
Busy Philipps Grieves With Michelle Williams And Mother

Atlanta, GA 1/23/2008 10:46 PM GMT (FINDITT)

Busy Philipps was spotted exiting the rowhouse of Michelle Williams Wednesday. Phillips reportedly bolted to be by Williams' side in the Brooklyn home she once shared with Heath Ledger.

Williams is visibly disheveled after the death of Ledger, her former fiancee'. Ledger was found dead Tuesday in a New York City apartment.

Williams was in Trollhattan, Sweden when she heard the news. The 27-year-old actress had been shooting scenes for the upcoming film Mammoth.

The autopsy for Ledger was ruled inconclusive. There will be more testing to identify the cause of death.

Williams' mother, Carla, and her best friend, actress Busy Philipps, have been by Williams' side to help her grieve. Phillips is also the godmother to Williams' daughter, Matlida, whom Williams had with Ledger.

Philipps and Williams became friends while the two were on the WB hit "Dawson's Creek" and have remained close since the show ended.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts are also reported to be on their way to Brooklyn to be by Williams' side.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 23, 2008, 06:57 PM
(((Jake))) I know he will be such a huge support to Michelle and Matilda, my heart goes out to them all.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 07:00 PM
Glad to hear that Jake is on his way.  They all need to be together to help each other through this.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Fuu_beautifulbbm on Jan 23, 2008, 07:03 PM
I found out yesterday night.. I was completely shocked. I couldn't believe it!!
It's just so surreal. I couldn't sop crying, I admired Heath so much for his work... It'll take som time before I can really understand this.

R.I.P Heath Andrew Ledger
 :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 07:07 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,2245819,00.html

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'It's not fair. It's not right'
Thursday January 24, 2008
The Guardian


The shock felt by so many at the death of Heath Ledger shows how strongly we identify with great actors, says Joe Queenan

'I don't have to believe it if I don't want to," the writer John O'Hara said when he learned that America's greatest songwriter, George Gershwin, was dead at the age of 39. Similar thoughts come to mind with the news that Heath Ledger is no longer among the living. Those of us who followed his career from the beginning, those of us who may have remarked, just this past weekend, that we were looking forward to Ledger's sinister turn as the Joker in the upcoming The Dark Knight in a way we were not looking forward to Jude Law's turn as anyone in anything, are devastated that he will no longer be on hand to divert us, surprise us, inspire us, cheer us. It had not occurred to any of us that he would be leaving so soon; none of his admirers were quite prepared for this turn of events.

Ledger's death illustrates the unusually intimate relationship the public has with movie stars. Movie stars, unlike rock stars, have an appeal that transcends narrow demographic parameters; middle-aged people do not instinctively resent young actors in the way they resent young musicians or young athletes. It is a natural human instinct to want gifted young people to succeed, because talent should be rewarded. But there is even more of a desire to see the young and the gifted succeed if they are charismatic and fabulous-looking, which movie stars usually are and athletes and musicians often are not.
This generation-spanning affection for actors can also be explained by the fact that no matter how reclusive and mysterious the star may be, the public feels that it knows him or her. The public is like a doting parent that spends decades compiling a mental scrapbook in which it meticulously mounts photos of its child's greatest triumphs. When an actor dies young, it is almost as if one's own child had passed away. There is no greater tragedy than for a parent to outlive its children, because the old are supposed to exit the stage before the young. This is why Ledger's death seems not only tragic but morally incorrect. Once again, the universe is not playing by the rules.

When a bit player or an ageing has-been dies, we are saddened but hardly shattered. These people may have amused us from time to time, but their careers were not part of the fabric of our lives. With the Cary Grants and the Audrey Hepburns, with the Brad Pitts and the Julia Roberts, things are different. We welcome their arrival, monitor their progress, revel in their triumphs. But part of the deal is that we expect them to hang around for awhile, not to pull a Jimi Hendrix, a Janis Joplin, a Jim Morrison, a Nick Drake. When an actor dies young, there is more cultural fallout than when a musician checks out early, because there is no way for musicians to grow old gracefully in the way actors can. Rock stars and athletes tend to hang around too long, making fools of themselves, frantically clinging to the last vestiges of youth. Actors simply grow up and play more mature roles. Actors can get old without seeming ridiculous. If we are lucky enough to be exposed to an actor's work when he first starts out, in my case because my 15-year-old daughter originally viewed 10 Things I Hate About You as the defining film of her generation, we start to think of them almost as members of the family. We indulge their fledgling errors (A Knight's Tale, Four Feathers), chide them for squandering their talent (Casanova), beam with pride when they begin to assert themselves (Monster's Ball), and are outraged when they are denied the honours they deserve (the Academy's failure to give Ledger its best actor award for Brokeback Mountain ranks with its most hideous, cowardly decisions ever. Ledger will now be remembered as the victim of an epic miscarriage of justice, giving a truly astounding performance that somehow did not find favour with the grizzled, homophobic slobs who run Hollywood).

For a man not yet 30, Ledger squeezed an awful lot into a short career. By the day of his death, he had already vaulted from a teen heart-throb in 10 Things I Hate About You (a post-adolescent reworking of The Taming of the Shrew) and A Knight's Tale to a performer known as much for his gifts (Monster's Ball), his range (The Brothers Grimm, I'm Not There) and his courage (Brokeback Mountain). Following a similar, though not identical, trajectory to Johnny Depp, who debuted as a teen idol, began to be taken seriously in Ed Wood, started to be taken very seriously after Donnie Brasco, and soon reached the point that he was not only admired but beloved (Pirates of the Caribbean), Ledger had quickly got to the stage of his career where his work was being talked about months before previews of his films had even reached the screen. The excitement and anticipation surrounding The Dark Knight has not focused on Christian Bale, the worthy star; it has swirled around Ledger, the villain. This may be because in taking on the role of Batman, Bale is getting in the ring with Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney, while in taking on the role of the Joker, Ledger is getting in the ring with Jack Nicholson.

Ledger is not the first gifted actor to die long before his time, but not all actors who die long before their time fall into the same category. When the troubled Brad Renfro passed away last week, his best years as an actor were far behind him; his was the classic case of the child star who ceased to be appealing once he ceased to be a child. Much the same can be said about Elvis Presley, a very old 42 when he breathed his last, with any hopes of a serious film career having gone up in smoke years before. John Belushi and Chris Farley, both alumni of Saturday Night Live, died quite young, but the reverberations were slight, as it was not likely that either of them was ever going to become a lord of the stage.

A more appropriate comparison with Ledger is River Phoenix, the beneficiary of a huge cult following after his death at 23. Less obviously gifted than Ledger, and certainly much more cut from the ostentatiously self-destructive James Dean mould, Phoenix was already starting to make his mark as an actor, particularly after his turn as Keanu Reeves' narcoleptic sidekick in My Own Private Idaho (a Pacific northwest reworking of Henry IV). In the end, Ledger's death is more in the category of Dean and Marilyn Monroe, actors who had already made a number of memorable films at the time of their deaths, actors for whom the sky seemed to be the limit. Ironically, their stature grew after their deaths in part because their lives were so brief, their body of work so small, and they didn't stick around long enough to make films like Meet the Fockers. This is the only upside to an untimely demise.

Ledger made one film for which he will undeniably be remembered. When the news of his death was reported on the airwaves, commentators unanimously described him as the groundbreaking young Aussie who played the "gay cowboy" in Brokeback Mountain. This captures the press at its most lavishly cretinous. Brokeback Mountain is no more about gay cowboys than Hamlet is about indecisive, twenty-something Danes. It is about two people who are madly in love but whose lives are destroyed because they cannot be together. They are separated not only by social mores, by marriage, by distance, but by class: Jake Gyllenhaal, buoyed with the emancipation from financial worry he has achieved by marrying into a wealthy family, can do whatever he damn well pleases, whereas Ledger, a cash-strapped day labourer, does not have the money or the social mobility to go where he wants, whenever he wants. Gyllenhaal, a talented actor, does a very nice job in Brokeback Mountain, but Ledger gives a performance that is literally heartbreaking. The harmless pretty boy who once danced down the steps of a football stadium singing Can't Take My Eyes Off of You in 10 Things I Hate About You had now grown into a serious, confident, fully grown man who played against his looks, played against his sexual persuasion, played against cultural stereotypes and delivered a performance for the ages. I know quite a few people who have still not seen Brokeback Mountain, presumably because they find the subject matter off-putting. This is idiotic. Brokeback Mountain is a beautiful story about two people who love one another but live in a hypocritical society that needs a moral overhaul. Romeo and Juliet, anyone?

When I saw The Patriot eight years ago, one element in the story repelled me. Early in the film, the grizzled patriarch Mel Gibson butchers a contingent of Redcoats after his youngest son is capriciously slain by the murderous Jason Isaacs. As the film wends its way toward Isaacs' deadly comeuppance, Ledger, playing Gibson's eldest son, gradually evolves from a boy into a man. Everything is in place for Gibson to die and for Ledger to avenge him, because the whole point of these archetypal tales is to transmit ancestral truths to young people: your father is going to die, so before he dies learn every trick he has up his sleeve, and then raise good children, love your wife and kill the villain. But, because Gibson was a star of greater magnitude than his Australian compatriot, and because Gibson was directing the film, it was the young Ledger, not the middle-aged Gibson, who died. There was something shockingly wrong about this, something that violated the basic laws of drama. Ledger wasn't supposed to die before Gibson died, not in a motion picture, not in real life. It's not fair. It's not right. It's a terrible way to end what was otherwise a very uplifting story.

Death of a star, birth of a cult
How six young actors became legends

James Dean
Dean died aged 24 on September 30 1955, following a car crash on what is now Route 46 in California. He is buried at Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana, though his gravestone has been stolen three times. There is a memorial in Cholame, California, and a stretch of Route 46 was rechristened the James Dean Memorial Highway. A troubled soul, plagued by depression and substance abuse, Dean made few films. The collective memory seems to preserve him as the swaggering, misunderstood Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause, and as such he has remained a touchstone for generations of teenagers and an inspiration for plays, films and fashions. His estate still earns $5m a year.

Edie Sedgwick
The subject of many of Andy Warhol's films in the late 60s, Sedgwick died in November 1971, aged 28. Her films were not commercial successes; instead she earned notoriety for hanging out at The Factory in New York and her outlandish fashion sense (leotards and silver hair featured heavily). Her death is believed to have been caused by barbiturates and alcohol. Sedgwick is rumoured to have inspired Bob Dylan's songs Just Like A Woman, Leopard-Skin Pillbox-Hat and Like A Rolling Stone, as well as Femme Fatale by the Velvet Underground, but her lasting legacy has been as a style icon. In 2006, her life was re-examined in the Sienna Miller vehicle Factory Girl.

Jean Harlow
Nicknamed the Platinum Blonde and the Blonde Bombshell, Harlow was one of the great sex symbols of the 30s. She died, aged 26, from renal failure, and is buried in a private room at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, California. A huge star during her lifetime, she was also dogged by scandal - her first husband, Paul Bern, was found dead, prompting whispers of murder and suicide. Today she remains the blueprint for all the platinum blondes who followed in her wake.

Marilyn Monroe
In chemical terms, Monroe died of "acute barbiturate poisoning" on August 5 1962, aged 36. In legal terms, things are murkier. Donald Spoto's 2001 biography makes the case for accidental death; the LA County coroner decided it was "probably suicide" - but the officer who found her asserted murder, as did her first husband, Joe DiMaggio, who believed the Kennedys were responsible. Monroe's image has survived her to such an extent that it seems less a cult and more an indelible part of the culture.

Rudolph Valentino
A reported 100,000 people attempted to attend the funeral of this star of the silent movies, who always knew that "I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams". He died at 31 of peritonitis. For years a mysterious woman veiled in black visited his grave on the anniversary of his death, carrying a red rose. Various women claimed to be her; a fan called Vicki Callahan currently fulfils the role.

River Phoenix
The older brother of Joaquin Phoenix, River was only 23 but had already been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar when he overdosed on heroin and cocaine outside the Viper Room in Hollywood on October 31 1993. Johnny Depp, who until 2004 was part-owner of the club, used to close it every Halloween in memory of Phoenix; every year fans still gather on that date to pay tribute. A keen singer-songwriter, it is in music that he is most often remembered - by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M. (who dedicated their album Monster to him), and Rufus Wainwright, among many others.

Laura Barton and Aida Edemariam

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: greenfrog on Jan 23, 2008, 07:11 PM
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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 23, 2008, 07:12 PM
Words cannot describe my sadness at his sudden death.  The death of an actor usually does not stir up much emotion on my part.  From my perspective this not just another passing of a noted actor.  We have lost an actor who was part of something very special to all of us who have found our way to this forum.  It's certainly no secret how much Heath's performance affected me.  As a result I found myself looking forward to his next truly great performance.  Although BBM was such a defining moment in his career, I felt there would be more to come.  Heath had the goods to give us several more performances that would match what he did in BBM.  I was so looking forward to that.

It warms my heart to see how well respected Heath was in this industry.  He is truly loved around this forum.  It's nice to see that the mass media is reminding the world how special he was....and will always be to me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 07:12 PM
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2004141150_heath24.html

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The short, intense career of Heath Ledger
By Moira Macdonald

Seattle Times movie critic

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Heath Ledger, attending the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2006.

Nobody was prepared for the performance Heath Ledger gave in Ang Lee's 2005 drama "Brokeback Mountain" — not even those who had been watching his career for years. As Ennis Del Mar, a taciturn cowboy who finds himself unexpectedly in love with another man in '60s Wyoming, Ledger completely transformed himself: His voice became a gruff, almost painful rasp, chipping off tiny fragments of emotion in as few words as possible. He allowed his love for Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) to show in flickers: the way he waited eagerly at a window, the way he gazed at Jack as if the world had suddenly become a smaller and better place. "Brokeback Mountain" is a great, tragic love story, and Ledger's quietly heartbreaking performance is one for the ages, heralding a remarkable career for this very young actor.

It's tragic to be talking about the legacy of a young man dead at 28, but that's what many of us are doing this week. Ledger died Tuesday in his New York apartment of what may have been an accidental overdose of prescription medication. (An initial autopsy was inconclusive as to cause of death; more tests will be conducted.) He was in the process of shooting the Terry Gilliam fantasy film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (for which production was shut down this week following the news of Ledger's death). His last screen appearance will likely be the role of the Joker in Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman movie "The Dark Knight," due in theaters in July.

A native of Perth, Australia, Ledger worked briefly in Australian films and television before arriving in Hollywood when barely out of his teens. He first made an impression in "10 Things I Hate About You," a 1999 teen comedy filmed in Seattle and Tacoma, but the role set up a teen-heartthrob image for him that never quite fit. In the years between his early breakthrough and "Brokeback Mountain," he alternated between handsome leading man (the dusty romance of "The Four Feathers," the goofy adventure of "A Knight's Tale") and supporting character actor (Billy Bob Thornton's abused son in "Monster's Ball," a dweebish fairy-tale brother in "The Brothers Grimm").

Not all the movies were good, but Ledger was never less than interesting; a young man struggling to find where he would fit, trying on different personas for size. And when the Oscar nomination for "Brokeback" opened a few doors, the small roles got smaller and the big roles got much bigger — but still interesting. In Todd Haynes' experimental Bob Dylan film "I'm Not There," Ledger appeared briefly as an actor and father breaking up with his artist wife (echoing his real-life relationship with actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of "Brokeback Mountain").

And his most fascinating work may well be his last: Watch the trailer for "The Dark Knight" and see Ledger, cackling and hissing in eerily smudged clown makeup, creating a villain so charismatic he appears to tuck the movie into his tattered pocket. There's a haunting few seconds in the trailer in which Ledger's Joker leans out of the window of a moving police car, arching backward as if reaching out to the nighttime wind; seeming to revel in the moment, before it's too quickly gone.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: malawix on Jan 23, 2008, 07:12 PM
Last time I wrote something on this forum was long time ago... But today, today, it's a different day. A day I never thought could come. I surfed the net here and there for Heath and I saw all those pictures that we all made comments about in the past. Remember? It was so funny 'cause it was a sort of contest trying to find always new pictures to post. Can you now believe that those pictures are over? Forever? I still cant!

I surfed youtube and I found so many tributes to Heath (and some are really touching). A video kept my attention, above all for the song. It says: "Such a lonely day / Should be banned / It's a day that I can't stand / The most loneliest day of my life...". I couldnt keep tears watching those pictures and hearing those words: "And if you go, I wanna go with you / And if you die, I wanna die with you / Take your hand and walk away...". Dont those words recall you something? Ennis, maybe?

I feel stones in my body today: in my brains, in my stomach, in my throat, in my heart. And i cant stop asking myself: "why am i reacting like that? Why are WE all reacting like that? Why the WORLD is reacting like that??".  "He was just an actor" seems to be the logical answer. But not in this case. Not when that actor is a shy sweet smiling man of 28 like Heath. Not when that actor gave to that Ennis Del Mar such a depth that lead almost all us here.

Right now I wonder about watching "Brokeback Mountain" again. I wonder about my reactions. I wonder if I cry or not, if those stones come to the surface again or not, if I watch Heath with different eyes. Donno much right now. When these things happen (and touch you so deeply like happening in your real family), everything has a bitter taste of uncertainty.

What i know for sure (dammit!) is that Heath is gone and I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!  :\'(

(A big big kiss to all those who remember me and I shared thoughts and words and jokes and passion for Heath and BBM with. I hope to talk to you again soon...)

P.S. I give you some links to very nice tribute to Heath on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gju7WYpay1M&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMR0q4bRDLA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyeO3JuAbOo&NR=1 (I think Heath would like this one a lot!)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 23, 2008, 07:16 PM


malawix, I also don't know what it would be like watching BBM right now.  I don't think I can do this for the time being.    I don't think I would survive even the opening scene.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 07:26 PM

You're not alone.  It's as if the movie and reality blend in together.  I feel great sadness and emptiness at the same time.  It's making me sick.

It's just like when we first came here, found a place to share our PBS.  Then, it was as if the movie and reality blended in together, too...

Oh, JT, and everyone, I feel that with each word I am reading of your feelings, my painful feelings become less of a burden, and the joyful memories become enhanced.  Though I'm not full of joyful memories very much right now, not yet.

The emptieness feeling is of the yawning, stretching-for-the-rest-of-our-lives time ahead of us that will be without Heath Ledger.  But then...one day...there will be more of us passed over than still here.  Meanwhile, we just carry on.

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 23, 2008, 07:32 PM

'It's not fair. It's not right'

'I don't have to believe it if I don't want to,"


I don't want to.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 07:49 PM
24 hours too long....

I have a really weird feeling I can't describe, I can't believe he's actually gone, I keep randomly breaking into tears, I've been a wreck at school today.

All the actors/singers with outward problems that have been splashed all over the papers for months, and yet it is Heath, so quiet, polite and mild-mannered, to die. It doesn't make sense.

I know what you mean, this feeling.  Like why him?  I think of all the people, the celebrities, who have been around forever, but we don't get to have Heath get older with us...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 07:52 PM
I was saying that just tonight:  "Why him?"  It's so unfair.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 07:57 PM
MOROSE...

Lay me forever under a calmed sea
Where the night falls
Besides the changing winds that drowned my fears...
Its hidden ways are made into a hush
More cleverly placed, hence my pains its forgotten sorrows...
For this death flowered my grief
More blushing complaints
Gaudiness brazen in shames...
In the hopes to be bless
Where a time to come
Is slandered to dust
Be my wishful flight the same
As the wicked a fool’s decay
That once wore my flesh as its garment,
Now unveiled it headiest gloom
Only to lash away
The very words slithering upon my lips
To claim verses no longer content
To tame a raspiest repose itself
Gone astray in hollowness...
Where mourning a loss.
Lone a mountain it’s cloistered crosses
It safely poised a permanent frost
Above and below shadows upon my grave enthralled in lies...
As my weeping speech withered in nothingness...
What becomes the blood dull and dry?
Carved beneath my sleep
Are the tears of a scarred silence?
Its capricious contempt brooding a claim
Be it in between the past and future
A space at last out of this earth
I uttered a humbled cry
Is to let me see above this shoddy ground
What shady a life allowed a sealing of this place
It be for a lonesome love
To be filled with joy from the grace of breathe
In feeling my soul
So I may rest in truth eternally...


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: brober on Jan 23, 2008, 08:14 PM
I had the privilege of meeting Heath twice, he crawled around on his hands and knees signing like mad for us,he and Michelle seemed to be really in love,he was biting his fingernails and she reached over and gently removed his hand from his mouth and  he promptly went mute.. she said" He can't talk unless I let go of his hand" I asked him about his gay uncle who had been a rolemodel for his crafting the character of Ennis. "He was tough , he could kick my ar**!" (laughter) . When it came time for him to leave he looked around frantically for Michelle in the crowd, without her he seemed lost. I rushed the stage stuck out my hand and he shook it ,I said "Congratulations on your nomination" He replied with those dancing black ball bearing eyes,and his shy half smile (just like Ennis).. "Thanks mate". I'm holding that autograph now, it is wet with my tears...G'day Heath, I'm glad to have met you. Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 23, 2008, 08:28 PM
^^What a lovely story; thank you for sharing that!  You are fortunate to have met him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 08:45 PM
Last night I could sleep a wink for all the world, I stayed up and watched Brokeback Mountain, a bit maso but it made even more special, however I had not seen the movie in a year, did not think for a moment that it would still affect me as it did it again, buckets and tears of sadness for such an awesome human being.

In the last year since the passing of my mother I started to suffer for insomnia, so at times I take sleeping pills also, however they are not very strong, I could not imagine how awful it must have been for Heath ledger to go trough sleep deprivation to such extreme, unknowingly unaware of the side effects of certain brand of sleeping pills and suddenly fall to sleep and tomorrows has come no more,
I have another brand of pills that are even stronger than the ones I take now and I know if I take more than two I am gone bye bye.

The media is having a field day with this sh***t about Heath saying that he had a drug problem, the guy was exhausted, like most up and coming to a higher standard of stardom in Hollywood they love to see greatness fall from grace and move on to the next victim and raping their memories.
there is even a church group that wants to boycott  his funeral in Perth, because of his involvement of his depiction of a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, will hate ever cease to exist, that I know not, however I do know Love is greater than all this animosity prevailing ever so strongly from the far right fag haters of the world
For me I had a dream and hopes to see Heath Ledger in Vancouver for the filming of Imaginarium, his charisma and joie de vivre was contagious,
it truly breaks my heart to realize that he his no more part of this world,
yet in our hearts and in my soul I will carry the hopes he so humbly past onto us.
every time I look at my tattoos I will be reminded of his, how can I ever forget,
Dam Ennis I wish I knew how to quit you!
has much more meaning as " Ain't no reins on  this one "
thank you HEATH LEDGER for having lived in my time and in my era,
this has and will be a moment engraved eternally  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 08:49 PM
I had the privilege of meeting Heath twice, he crawled around on his hands and knees signing like mad for us,he and Michelle seemed to be really in love,he was biting his fingernails and she reached over and gently removed his hand from his mouth and  he promptly went mute.. she said" He can't talk unless I let go of his hand" I asked him about his gay uncle who had been a rolemodel for his crafting the character of Ennis. "He was tough , he could kick my ar**!" (laughter) . When it came time for him to leave he looked around frantically for Michelle in the crowd, without her he seemed lost. I rushed the stage stuck out my hand and he shook it ,I said "Congratulations on your nomination" He replied with those dancing black ball bearing eyes,and his shy half smile (just like Ennis).. "Thanks mate". I'm holding that autograph now, it is wet with my tears...G'day Heath, I'm glad to have met you. Thanks mate.
thank you for sharing this wonderful encounter ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 08:50 PM
   Kathy, that is so exactly right---the time opening up ahead of us from here, without Heath.  Have heard 2 new reports on the news that I
will not post in detail, as in each case, the report is from one network, and contradicts all other information.  But we should wait & see.  The
first suggests a delay in calling for medical help, of maybe 10-20 minutes, with Heath unconscious.  The second mentioned another drug, Zoloft,
which can have side effects of insomnia, restlessness, and disorientation. Either of these true, and it's time for some accountability.  I know we
are holding off, and should, but if any part of this was from the mistakes of others, we have a right to know,  We do.
  Well, the first wave, of shock, may be passing.  Next, there'll be fatigue.  And then a dull ache that won't go away.  And then, the years ahead,
without him.
   Am going to try for some rest, but I know I'll be back in the middle of the night, unable to sleep.  We sort of have to grieve together, as the
outside world will never really understand.  Heath was family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 08:58 PM
BTW: I don't give a hoot about what the coroner is going to say, the media has been speculating about this and that and just to attract readership and ratings, Heath Ledger did not take his life, it makes no sense!
he was tired took some sleeping pills and with pneumonia he fell into a deep sleep peacefully. That is my take on it, and it will not change.
All i know with certainty is his life has giving me a profound appreciation of what love is beyond all the world hatred, for his portrayal  of Ennis Delmar, he resurrected  what we human beings had left in the abyss of your soul too long ignored, and he brought to the surface all heartily
beyond all boundaries   
hatred may LURE  and yet LOVE RULE
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 09:00 PM
We sort of have to grieve together, as the
outside world will never really understand.  Heath was family


Tony you have spoken so truthfully :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 09:01 PM
Tammy, my heart is with you. I know how you feel. :ghug:

And don't believe the press, they're only speculating and spreading rumours. Heath loved playing the Joker, he said it's the most fun he's ever had with a character, and he was filming a movie with Terry Gilliam now and he adored Terry and loved working with him, he said himself that Terry was his favorite director. Don't read ugly things that people are saying about him, don't do that to yourself. They don't know him. He was a talented, loving, beautiful human being, that's all that matters.


Amen to that. Tonight is harder than last night. I think the shock is starting to wear off just a tiny bit. I've cried on and off all day and had some sobbing fits before. I'm so glad we are all here to offer each other comfort and to celebrate his life.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 23, 2008, 09:14 PM
Today I am still in shock of what happened today but am also thankful and relieved. I talked to my friend Val today after our big english exam and we soon got on the tpoic of the death of Heath Ledger. What she told me is that her friend Victoria is a big fan, introducing her to his film "Lords of Dogtown". From then, she has seen the Brothers Grimm and wants to see all of BBM which she has not been able to yet. She suggested that sometime this weekend we would commerate Heath by getting together, only friends who know the actor and love his work. Me and Val talked later tonight and have figured around 5 ppl come, watching 3 movies tops, espically BBM and Lords of Dogstown at my house. I'm worried about how I will deal with watching him again but I know it will hopefully help me grieve with his loss. I have also decided to create notebook dedicated to him, showing pictures from his life to his death..I have already gathered 2 from the Newsday newspaper this morning...oh Heath, how I wish all of this was just a long, long nightmare..
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Littlejimmy on Jan 23, 2008, 09:16 PM
You will be missed so very much by all the Brokies  May you rest in Peace.
And you will live inside all our Hearts as long as there is a Jack&Ennis.
          Lov ya Always
             little jimmy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ginal on Jan 23, 2008, 09:27 PM
For some reason I've always felt that Heath Ledger was an extremely fragile person even though he had a lot of strength and integrity. He seemed too vulnerable for the film industry. Maybe that was his genius: to be able to get to the point artistically and career-wise to be able to express that vulnerability so publicly. When I first saw BBM I really couldn't believe how he was exposing himself to the world. That in itself seems to be his greatest legacy.

I got that impression too.  I loved what Ang Lee said today, "a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him."  I remember Ang Lee saying something about how Heath falling in love with Michelle during BBM was good for him.  It sounded like people who talked about Heath felt a need to take care of him and watch out for him.  It only made him more endearing.  What happened.  I was distracted at work all day.  Why does Heath Ledger affect me so.  I've never felt this way about any actor.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 23, 2008, 09:31 PM
     Frenchcda,  thank you for saying love will win.  It already has.  Those who were ignorant and expressed hate over BBM, they will never be
mourned nor loved as Heath has been.  They did not know how to love and will pass away, never having been truly loved.  Thank you also for
your beautiful poem.  And Cynical21, as well.  In writing as you have, there is the proof of victory, that lovers have won, for who would grieve
those of cold hearts?
    Michelle, it's going to be a while, before the world seems sane again.  We all are keeping a vigil, each in our own way, and even at work,
you were doing the same.   Damn, how I wish I could go lay flowers by that building.  It's so hard to say good-bye from a distance.
  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 09:36 PM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29991.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29691.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30011.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Hanna on Jan 23, 2008, 09:39 PM
Thank you so much, Ethan  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 09:39 PM
Thank you so much Barb!! You have a big heart. And Thomas, if there were drugs or not, it was never going to change my feelings!!
But Barb, Thomas, I can't help suffer and being worried 'cause what if I was messing 'round his pix saying stupid things like he was so hot and hell and while he had problems, he was so sad and broken? What about it, huh? I'll feel like the most superficial and disgusting person in the whole world, saying dumbass things about him and his beauty when he was suffering so bad.... :\'(  :\'( My poor baby....
Don't you see it? I need to know that he was not in pain, that he died in peace!!!

Tammy, sweetie  :ghug: I need to know that too. And it may sound stupid or smack of denial on my part but the "official" story I am telling myself is that he went to sleep and went in peace. I need to believe that. No matter what the real official cause is, it's not going to sway the fact of who he was to me;to us. Heath gave me a gift in BBM and that was finding a family here. There would never be a way to repay that-ever. The best thing I can do is honor his memory.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: KID-O on Jan 23, 2008, 09:49 PM
 :\'(
Heath...we will always remember you - our forever Ennis!

Hope you are happy in heaven...

Rest in peace...T_T
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 23, 2008, 09:56 PM
thanks Ethan ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 09:56 PM
It's the stories about Heath with Matilda that make me cry the most, she's lost a daddy who loved her so much.  I can't bear this, the pain doesn't seem to be going away.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

 :ghug: I know. Its an ache inside that just doesn't quit. I cried at work. My co-workers were so nice to me and came to check on me a few times. My youngest gave me hugs a few times. My middle daughter asked me how I was feeling today. My brain can't comprehend this at all. I keep waiting to wake up and have it be Tuesday morning again. I keep going in waves of feeling numb and then the tears come hard. I played the BBM soundtrack on the way into work- bad move on my part.  :\'( I'm going to NY on Friday to leave a candle and little tribute for Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 23, 2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the pictures Ethan  :\'(

I'm going to NY on Friday to leave a candle and little tribute for Heath.

Thanks for doing this, you're brave  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 23, 2008, 10:05 PM
ethan thankyou for the pictures  :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 10:06 PM
I'm gonna try to rest something...I'm here since this early morning and now it's 11:15 pm. I know in a so few hours I'll be back again; I doubt I can sleep. This day has been a painful nightmare. I wish I knew how to quit thinking about you my sweet baby Heath.  :\'(

I decided I hate the world.

I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain took 7 years to make.
I hate that Jack Twist died.
I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain didn't win best picture.
I hate that Heath didn't win best actor.
I hate that Australian Paparazzi attacked Heath with water guns.
I hate that Heath was forced to sell his home.
I hate that even after the efforts of Brokeback Mountain the Gay and Lesbian community is still being victimized.
I hate that Heath Ledger died.
I hate what his family and friends is going though.
I hate that Matilda will never meet her Dad.
I hate the paramedics couldn't revive him.
I hate knowing Heath died alone in his bed.
I hate the last image I will always have of Heath being chucked in the back of a car in a black morbid body bag.
I hate the 22nd of January
I hate waking up to the first day without Heath.
I hate crying.

But most of all I hate knowing I'll never see Heath in another film.
I hate a world without Heath.

I hate.


OMG  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 10:09 PM
We talk a lot about Jack's and Ennis's fragilness, flaws, inperfections, and vulnerablities  now its real life coming into our world.   I know we will had and will have the same compassion, love and caring for Heath Ledger, the man, the human being, as we do for Ennis.    

I won't give a damn about what is found, or not found.  All I know is that he is gone and it's our loss.  And when it all said and done, a little of him will be in all of us here. 

Amen MG  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 23, 2008, 10:13 PM
Ethan, thank you so much for doing that. It really is a wonderful thing.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 23, 2008, 10:15 PM
Oh that is so nice to read that Jake is on his way to be with Michelle. I feel so terrible for all his family and friends.

I was watching the news a lot tonight to get any new info but mostly to see lots of old clips and interviews. I found it so sad to see his body being taken away on that awful stretcher.  And is it me or did anyone else thing that they werent' so gentle? He bounced on the curb, when the stretcher hit the back of the ambulance and it did look like they were tossing him in. Made me cry.   But I suppose, they were trying to just do it quickly.  Funny how you notice odd little things when you are grieving.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 10:17 PM
 :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 10:19 PM
Today I am still in shock of what happened today but am also thankful and relieved. I talked to my friend Val today after our big english exam and we soon got on the tpoic of the death of Heath Ledger. What she told me is that her friend Victoria is a big fan, introducing her to his film "Lords of Dogtown". From then, she has seen the Brothers Grimm and wants to see all of BBM which she has not been able to yet. She suggested that sometime this weekend we would commerate Heath by getting together, only friends who know the actor and love his work. Me and Val talked later tonight and have figured around 5 ppl come, watching 3 movies tops, espically BBM and Lords of Dogstown at my house. I'm worried about how I will deal with watching him again but I know it will hopefully help me grieve with his loss. I have also decided to create notebook dedicated to him, showing pictures from his life to his death..I have already gathered 2 from the Newsday newspaper this morning...oh Heath, how I wish all of this was just a long, long nightmare..

 :ghug: Sweetie.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 23, 2008, 10:27 PM
Ethan, Thank you so much for doing that. I imagine that it was so impossily hard to be there.  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 23, 2008, 10:27 PM

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)


Thank you so much Ethan!!  :ghug:  :\'(  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: BBBOY on Jan 23, 2008, 10:29 PM
God bless you Ethan. I can only imagine how hard it must have been.  :ghug:  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 23, 2008, 10:38 PM

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Thank you so much, Ethan!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lis on Jan 23, 2008, 10:49 PM
Why is it all hitting me right now? It's been a day and now I can't stop the tears. I decided to watch a 10 TIHAU vid on youtube and knowing that I will never see him again in another film, i just started to cry..I wanna believe he's still alive, I'm sorry if I keep posting these random posts..
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 10:49 PM
You are welcome.  :ghug: :ghug: How I wish I didn't have this opportunity. It is the least thing I can do.

Thanks again for giving me the strength. I am proud of this forum for the love and support we have given each other.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: yb on Jan 23, 2008, 10:49 PM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


Ethan

Thank you so much.  It's still so difficult to accept that Heath is gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Hanna on Jan 23, 2008, 10:51 PM
It's still so difficult to accept that Heath is gone.

Oh yes.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CoraJack on Jan 23, 2008, 11:17 PM
I have not been here in a very long time as my life has been so busy and taken some turns....and I was so glad to see the site was still here like an old friend.

I found out almost immediately about Heath from my best friend. I was training here at my home office and I couldn't go on, I had to call people--just felt the need to reach out. I think this also hit home because I am on some of the same medications as Heath (I have known about his meds for some time--but that's another story)--and I know what it's like to have anxiety and not be able to sleep--I feel his pain, that is fortunately now gone.

Life is short for all of us--just think about all the other people who died at a young age yesterday as well (and every day) but none of them are on TV nor are we speculating about their deaths. I think the "big picture" is what we all need to see; and I think we will. I know a lot of us here have somewhat difficult lives and sometimes life just seems like an endless string of Tuesdays--every day just the same.

Maybe now is the time for us all to try to do something fantastic in our lives? I have an extreme need to do something out of character or maybe a little bit scary (and to me just about everything is scary). Perhaps this horrible tragedy will help us all to live life more to the fullest and maybe stop being so afraid of situations, people, predjudice, etc. If Heath can give just one of us a gift that helps us to live a better life then there is no question that he will look down on the world and be happy.

In sincere love and gratitude,
Christina
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 23, 2008, 11:20 PM
Maybe now is the time for us all to try to do something fantastic in our lives? I have an extreme need to do something out of character or maybe a little bit scary (and to me just about everything is scary). Perhaps this horrible tragedy will help us all to live life more to the fullest and maybe stop being so afraid of situations, people, predjudice, etc. If Heath can give just one of us a gift that helps us to live a better life then there is no question that he will look down on the world and be happy.

In sincere love and gratitude,
Christina

Well said. Thank you, Christina. Wonderful to hear from you.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 23, 2008, 11:31 PM
Everyone has a personal way of handling grief.  Some weep, some shout, some go grim and silent, and each reaction is valid and appropriate.

For me, I write.  It's how I handle most of the emotions that assault me in my life.  I write, between bouts of weeping and shouting.

So here is my method for venting, and I hope it does not offend anyone.  It's all I know how to do.

In Mourning


It was just another Tuesday,
And it was raining somewhere.
The clouds were dark and roiling,
And the coffee water, boiling.
Were you so forgotten there?

Did you stand there at the window?
Were there children in the rain?
Did you hear their playful song,
Rising bright and sweet and strong?
Were you overcome with pain?

The sun must be shining somewhere,
In this place where you are not.
All the golden promise lost,
Can we even know the cost?
Find the why, the how, the what?

While the night is full of wonder,
Liquid silver pools of light,
For each single one that fails,
A spark of primal brilliance pales,
Takes one candle from the night.

And we sit here in the silence,
In the place where you belong,
Speaking softly of good-byes,
Recalling tender sable eyes
And sweet laughter like a song.

Now the world is growing darker
And the night is growing cold,
And the empty silence lingers
Wrapping hearts with icy fingers.
As the funeral bell is tolled.

So the prince has left the stage;
Strangers watch him go and sigh.
And the world spins right along,
But there is no mourning song,
Save the one that weeps “Good-bye.”



FINI

Cynical21, your poems are always moving and touching, aiming straight at the core of your theme. No one can find offense at you. They may regret being touched, being moved, but that is the price of sublime beauty. Without pain, we can hardly learn to live.

Thank you for that last stanza. The prince has indeed left the stage. And I suspect, the world will pause a little, yet, to sigh, to mourn, the loss of a great talent, the like we may never see again.

A man of such sensitivity
yet strong in character
and gentle in all his grace

A prince among men
whose vision of the world unseen
shines a beacon for us to follow

A star is born in heaven
whose light will guide us
from here to eternity

I for one will always remember
the prince who played a rogue, a knight, a ranch hand
a patriot, an addict, a son, a father, a man

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 23, 2008, 11:46 PM
(http://www.amenotep.com/cine/images/oscars2006/heathLedger.jpg)

If I Had Only Known

If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I'd keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a lifeline to my heart
Underneath the thunder we'd be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

If I had only known
I'd never hear your voice again
I'd memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
Keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only know
I'd never hear your voice again

You were the treasure in my hand
You were the one who always stood beside me
So unaware I foolishly believed
That you would always be there
But then there came a day
And I turned my head and you slipped away

If I had only known
It was my last night by your side
I'd pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you'd smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you knew my love
For you goes on and on
If I had only known
If I had only known
The love I would've shown
If I had only known


I think it´s a song by Trisha Yearwood,a kind of requiem.Whatever it be,it´s suitable for this situation.

Gracias, myprivatejack. This is beautiful and appropriate. I was thinking of the same thing, and the song, if tomorrow never comes. If I'd only known, I'd have sent him a Christmas card, a letter, to thank him for the gift of a life changing movie, a role that personify so much meaning, so much love.  :\'(

"If Tomorrow Never Comes"

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 23, 2008, 11:57 PM
LC  :ghug:

Thank you for sharing those beautiful words. And to mpj and Cyn and the gang. I've seen some remarkably comforting things expressed here. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 23, 2008, 11:58 PM
^^I think that's what makes it even sadder, that he was alone when he passed.

Me, too -- this is what really gives me a pain in my heart...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 12:04 AM
 :ghug: ksxks
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 24, 2008, 12:12 AM
I don't want to.

Froggy, your black avatar...  I would say I "like" it, but like isn't really the right word.  I feel it, perhaps...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 24, 2008, 12:23 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Thank you so much, Ethan.  We really needed you to do this...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 24, 2008, 12:31 AM
This poem was read by the rabbi who officiated at my mom's funeral  it gave me some comfort I hope it might offer all of us some at well

Do Not Stand by my Grave and Weep  by Mary Elizabeth Frye
An early version, printed by others on postcards:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.


Trekfan, thank you for this. I am going through a very strange mourning process where it is still not sunk in. To me, Heath is still alive, in my heart, in all our loving memories. So your poem is very appropriate for me. I will see him when a bird circle in flight, when I look up into heavens and see the starry night; I will see him in a horseback riding silhouette, or a snowy mountain, or the rustling leaves in an autumn breeze. I cry and grief when I read the many posts from people who had the opportunity to meet him, to know him, like the fella who was changing a tire, and Heath came up to help, or the little lady who starred at Heath in a shopping mall, too awe-struck to ask for an autograph, but earned from Heath those unforgettable smiles, looking back. Hearing these intimate portrayal of the gentle man, the kind man, the loving man we all know so well, but not so well, I feel the pain and loss of his closest friends, of his family, and my grief overwhelms me.

Then I return to reality, and with the loving companionship of everyone here, I face life again, and carry on, as if tomorrow, I can go and see other movies that Heath had made, that I have not seen, and find him as alive as yesterday, last year. I don't know why it is like this with me, that I am not devastated like others, just numbed with sadness, but grateful that he died asleep, and now is in heaven, finally, like Ennis finding the shirts, know truly how much he is loved. I am grateful for this community, to grief alone, in silence, was much worse. This is at least bearable.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 12:35 AM
Wonderfully said honey. Thank you. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 24, 2008, 12:55 AM






(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Thank you so much Ethan :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 24, 2008, 01:03 AM
It was confirmed today on CTV news that Heath Ledger was to be on Location here in Vancouver, Canada on January 28 for shooting scenes for Imaginarium, that makes his loss even more sad, because it would have been a true possibility to meet with him, as here the actors are more relax and knowing Heath as very approachable with his fans.
it like getting a double dose of deceit topped off with sorrows :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lancecowboy on Jan 24, 2008, 01:13 AM
It was confirmed today on CTV news that Heath Ledger was to be on Location here in Vancouver, Canada on January 28 for shooting scenes for Imaginarium, that makes his loss even more sad, because it would have been a true possibility to meet with him, as here the actors are more relax and knowing Heath as very approachable with his fans.
it like getting a double dose of deceit topped off with sorrows :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

frenchcda, sometimes life is not as we expect it, or want it. As much as I would have loved to have met Heath, I am at peace that Heath died peacefully in his own apartment. He was apparently expecting a visit from one of his friends. I would have hated to have his death, in a strange hotel, and then surrounded by the paparazzi afterwards. This way, the tribute that is now building outside his apartment, is more meaningful. He deserves so much more.

 :\'( :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 24, 2008, 01:19 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Thank you Ethan   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 01:33 AM
Almost 24 hours for me here. It's 7 am in Spain. I slept 4 hours. Yesterday I ate nothing. 14 Hours in front of my laptop. I went to bed exhausted after the whole day crying and I was thinking of Heath, again and again. I've wake up thinking about him. My eyes and head aches so bad. I wanted to think beautiful things about him but when I tried I started to cry so wildly.
I have to go work now, but I don't want, I can't. I'm crying, shaking and I feel I'm going to vomit though I have nothing in my stomach. I feel really beaten and sad and cold and empty.
Today is worse than yesterday. Yesterday I was shocked but today I can see clearly after 24 hours crying: Heath is dead; he's not coming back again. I think I could die right now and I would be no sorry.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 01:43 AM
I had the privilege of meeting Heath twice, he crawled around on his hands and knees signing like mad for us,he and Michelle seemed to be really in love,he was biting his fingernails and she reached over and gently removed his hand from his mouth and  he promptly went mute.. she said" He can't talk unless I let go of his hand" I asked him about his gay uncle who had been a rolemodel for his crafting the character of Ennis. "He was tough , he could kick my ar**!" (laughter) . When it came time for him to leave he looked around frantically for Michelle in the crowd, without her he seemed lost. I rushed the stage stuck out my hand and he shook it ,I said "Congratulations on your nomination" He replied with those dancing black ball bearing eyes,and his shy half smile (just like Ennis).. "Thanks mate". I'm holding that autograph now, it is wet with my tears...G'day Heath, I'm glad to have met you. Thanks mate.


Oh my..... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

He was so sweet and kind. I can't stop crying and I WANT but reading things like this I just simply can't.....  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Tell you what, I'm gonna die too, gonna die of sadness if I don't find a little tiny thing that make me feel better today.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: roryennis on Jan 24, 2008, 01:44 AM
Howdy all,

My name is Linda but my friends call me Rory. I'm from The Philadelphia,PA area.
When I heard about Heath's passing My legs litterally gave away and I have no idea how long I sat stunned in the floor of my living room staring at the TV thinkng NO HE CAN'T BE DEAD!HE HAS THE NEW BATMAN MOVIE COMING OUT.
I'm still in shock,  I slept for about 1 hour during lunch, couldn't eat, still have a lump in my throat and in the middle of a meeting started to cry silent tears when hears the song by Linda Rhondstat "It's so easy to fall in Love". :\'(
I discovered BBM only in last year when the DVD came out, and watched it every night for almost 2 months. The "pull" and emotion that Jake and Heath showed in their characters really drew me in so much. One of the messages that I got from the movie was that you should not let your happiness pass by no matter what people say or think. If it feels right or good to you, you should persue it with all of your heart, and that's what I did. I persued my love of horses at the age of 45. I took up western riding lessons and am hepling out at a horse farm on my weekends and I love every minute of it.  :c) <^(
This will be my first riding competiton season so I am dedicating this season in loving memory of Heath.


I will be traveling to NYC on sunday, weather permitting, to lay a tribute in front of Heath's apartment. If anyone is from this area and would like to join me I would love to meet you. PM me

My heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to Health's family especially to Michelle and Matilda.

TTYS,
Rory
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 02:23 AM
Ethan - thank you for having the strength to go there and lay that tribute. I can only imagine how hard it must have been.

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 02:27 AM
Quote from: The Guardian
the Academy's failure to give Ledger its best actor award for Brokeback Mountain ranks with its most hideous, cowardly decisions ever. Ledger will now be remembered as the victim of an epic miscarriage of justice, giving a truly astounding performance that somehow did not find favour with the grizzled, homophobic slobs who run Hollywood

The best bit from a wonderful tribute. So right.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 24, 2008, 02:43 AM
You are welcome.  :ghug: :ghug: How I wish I didn't have this opportunity. It is the least thing I can do.

Thanks again for giving me the strength. I am proud of this forum for the love and support we have given each other.



thank you again ethan for having us taken with you  %)  ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 03:07 AM
Everyone has a personal way of handling grief.  Some weep, some shout, some go grim and silent, and each reaction is valid and appropriate.

For me, I write.  It's how I handle most of the emotions that assault me in my life.  I write, between bouts of weeping and shouting.
So here is my method for venting, and I hope it does not offend anyone.  It's all I know how to do.

In Mourning


It was just another Tuesday,
And it was raining somewhere.
The clouds were dark and roiling,
And the coffee water, boiling.
Were you so forgotten there?

So the prince has left the stage;
Strangers watch him go and sigh.
And the world spins right along,
But there is no mourning song,
Save the one that weeps “Good-bye.”

THAT was oure  and amazing !  Thank you dear!!!  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 03:11 AM
I wish I knew how to quit thinking about you my sweet baby Heath.  :\'(
I decided I hate the world.

I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain took 7 years to make.
I hate that Jack Twist died.
I hate the fact that Brokeback Mountain didn't win best picture.
I hate that Heath didn't win best actor.
I hate that Australian Paparazzi attacked Heath with water guns.
I hate that Heath was forced to sell his home.
I hate that even after the efforts of Brokeback Mountain the Gay and Lesbian community is still being victimized.
I hate that Heath Ledger died.
I hate what his family and friends is going though.
I hate that Matilda will never meet her Dad.
I hate the paramedics couldn't revive him.
I hate knowing Heath died alone in his bed.
I hate the last image I will always have of Heath being chucked in the back of a car in a black morbid body bag.
I hate the 22nd of January
I hate waking up to the first day without Heath.
I hate crying.

But most of all I hate knowing I'll never see Heath in another film.
I hate a world without Heath.

I hate.

BT.  owh, my dear you did show your heart open on the table...it's so hearbraking
and I  agree with you... it's the tragic reality at the moment..   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 24, 2008, 03:12 AM
I miss you
I miss your smile
And I still shed a tear
Every once in a while
And even though it's different now
You're still here somehow
My heart won't let you go
And I need you to know
I miss you
 
 :\'(   <^(
 
 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manolo on Jan 24, 2008, 03:17 AM
The depth of my suffering and grief over Heath Ledger's death caught me by surprise nearly as much as the news itself.  It seems that my deepest feelings are unknown to me until something happens to bring them out.  I never imagined that BBM and it's makers meant so much to me.  I can't find any consolation.  Religion and philosophy right now are cruel mockeries.  I've got nothing but blackness pouring in.  I feel irrational guilt in the situation as if I could have done something to prevent it, and I feel like condemning the whole world for letting it happen.

Manolo
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bruxa23 on Jan 24, 2008, 03:23 AM
I've bought all Turkish newspapers,I'm reading and just  crying..I can't stop my tears.. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 03:31 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Ethan, Thank you for doing this for us.  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Lady on Jan 24, 2008, 03:41 AM
heres the link to tribute on my local radio station

http://www.brmb.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=22655
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 24, 2008, 03:45 AM
OMG!  I found this picture from Reuters on the web... do you remember the Toronto picture with Jake, Mississaugared & Tpe?

 :\'(

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 03:48 AM
OMG!  I found this picture from Reuters on the web... do you remember the Toronto picture with Jake, Mississaugared & Tpe?

 :\'(

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

 

Oh my god :\'(

Cham - how are you, bud? :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 24, 2008, 03:48 AM
Cathing up my breath, this is the link,the article it's in French from Montreal's La Presse

http://moncinema.cyberpresse.ca/nouvelles-et-critiques/nouvelles/nouvelle-cinema/2753-Autopsie-non-concluante-pour-Heath-Ledger.html
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 24, 2008, 03:50 AM
Oh my god :\'(

Cham - how are you, bud? :ghug:

A mess, why?   :\'(  Sh*t, it's the same press agency as in Toronto with the Jake's pix.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 24, 2008, 03:50 AM
god that's us.... i can't believe it!

cham, a big big hug  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 24, 2008, 03:52 AM
god that's us.... i can't believe it!

cham, a big big hug  :ghug:

This is all for Ethan  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 03:53 AM
A mess, why?

I was just worried 'cos I know how much you loved Heath and Ennis.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 24, 2008, 03:56 AM
This is all for Ethan  :ghug:

 :ghug:
for all of us dear, we are here together...  and will be..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 04:02 AM
Cathing up my breath, this is the link,the article it's in French from Montreal's La Presse

http://moncinema.cyberpresse.ca/nouvelles-et-critiques/nouvelles/nouvelle-cinema/2753-Autopsie-non-concluante-pour-Heath-Ledger.html

OMG.  :\'(   Cham,  :ghug:  and to EVERYONE,  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 04:05 AM
Last time I wrote something on this forum was long time ago... But today, today, it's a different day. A day I never thought could come. I surfed the net here and there for Heath and I saw all those pictures that we all made comments about in the past. Remember? It was so funny 'cause it was a sort of contest trying to find always new pictures to post. Can you now believe that those pictures are over? Forever? I still cant!
What i know for sure (dammit!) is that Heath is gone and I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!  :\'(
(A big big kiss to all those who remember me and I shared thoughts and words and jokes and passion for Heath and BBM with. I hope to talk to you again soon...)
Malavix I missed you, I hear you too , no more new pictures of HEATH!!!What an   inconceivable thought.  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 04:09 AM
Words cannot describe my sadness at his sudden death. 
It warms my heart to see how well respected Heath was in this industry.  He is truly loved around this forum.  It's nice to see that the mass media is reminding the world how special he was....and will always be to me.
I hear you cowboy..ditto that  :^^)   :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 04:20 AM
Dear Brokies, 
Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)
Thank you so much Ethan for let us take part in this...it means so much to me! :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 04:43 AM
In loving memory ,  In loving memory of,In loving memory of Heath !!!.   
 I can not comprehend that this words linking with Heath ...  %(

On top of this I'm with a flu that does not go away... so I took a sleeping pill because I haven't slept more then 3 hours since I heard the news.... It did the job, but I woke up to this tragic reality that it's indeed true..

Still I can not believe it. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tizi17 on Jan 24, 2008, 04:51 AM
hpv...  :ghug:
same for me.. i came here this morning, and opening the forum and seeing heath... all came back.
it is just so good that we can be here together..  :ghug:
take care of yourself - a flu not completely cured can be dangerous..  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 04:52 AM
The picture in the paper, how wonderful is that, yet I hate the reason for it being there. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: orangetruck on Jan 24, 2008, 04:58 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.




(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

I just don't know...
Things really happen fast and don't seem to have any relationship with time until after the fact, which I am finding so hard to swallow.
Ethan, thank you for being such a responsible and loyal lover of that which is infinitely beautiful. We couldn't ask for a better bearer of our hearts. God bless.
  :-\\
 :\'(

God bless you, Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 24, 2008, 04:58 AM
I was fighting with myself, whether or not to just not come here again.  It's like our world shifted, things are not the same, I tried to watch the BBM, and it wasn't the same, when Heath came on the my screen,  I couldn't take it, and turn it off.  I was looking forward to seeing him in the new "Batman" flick, wanting to see his take on the Joker,  and now I don't think I can  watch it without feeling anger, at the lost of such a talented actor.  

I was angry yesterday, but now not so much.  We, all of us understood  what we had and appreciated, we understand what we have and honor it, and now we won't forget him.    Heath will never be a footnote, a trivia question, he will alway be to us and to world when they look back one of the greats.

I can understand why he lived in New York, a lot of people think of the crowds, the traffic, the fast pace, but if you wanted to be left alone to live a quiet life, and just be who you are.  There no place better than here.

Like everything in life we just have to take this day to day.  We'll have bad days and good ones. I know for me, I have this place to come no matter what kind of day I'm having.

Sorry for rambling on this way.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 24, 2008, 05:01 AM
ramble as much and you need to manhattangirl  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 05:01 AM
manhattengirl you are rambling at all you are expressing your feelings, it needs to be done.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 05:03 AM
Like everything in life we just have to take this day to day.  We'll have bad days and good ones. I know for me, I have this place to come no matter what kind of day I'm having.

Sorry for rambling on this way.

That's the beauty of this place - somewhere to come to laugh or cry, always knowing that there will be someone there to share either emotion with.

Don't apologise for rambling on - it would be far worse to lock your thoughts and emotions away inside.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 05:13 AM
Ethan, thanks for taking the hard step of going to Broome Street to leave a tribute for Heath.  I can only imagine how hard that must have been for you. I hope you know that we were all there with you.   :ghug:

I'm still trying to come to terms with this terrible heartbreak.  Reading all the wonderful tributes and memories of Heath help in one way, but in another makes me feel even sadder, because we shouldn't be reading them in this context.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

Being here though is a wonderful place to be, knowing that everyone else is feeling what I am feeling.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: aimi15 on Jan 24, 2008, 05:33 AM
I dropped away from this forum a while ago, (I used to be aimi15) but have always tried to keep up with the happenings. At the moment there's nowhere else I could possibly be, just reading the tributes is helping, knowing that everyone else feels such loss.

It's a terrible, terrible tragedy and I'm struggling to make sense of it all. I'm thankful he was there though, all be it for such a brief moment.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 05:37 AM
Just  :ghug: to everyone. I'm glad there is somewhere we can all come. Somewhere we all understand each other.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 05:53 AM
Just  :ghug: to everyone. I'm glad there is somewhere we can all come. Somewhere we all understand each other.  :ghug:

It's been that way for over 2 years now - this tragedy has just proved again what an incredible place this is.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 24, 2008, 06:03 AM
It's been that way for over 2 years now - this tragedy has just proved again what an incredible place this is.
You bet!!
That's what our forum is to me,the place that I can always come in time of joy and in time of sorrow..
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 24, 2008, 06:06 AM
But I suspect he will be buried in Australia -- possibly Perth.

As with Chopin, I wish that they would bury Heath's body here in the US, and send his heart back to Perth.


It is my most honest belief, that Heath needs to be buried here, in Perth. This is his true home, where he was born, where he grew up, and most importantly of all, where his family reside.

It is true of course, that Heath is loved all over the world, so I can well understand your desire, to keep a part of him there in the US with you.

Yet please try and understand, ( but perhaps you already do), that more than any of us, his family need to have their son and brother,  home again, to have him rest at last, in a special place, with the knowledge, that he will forever be close, and where they can visit at any time that they wish.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 06:16 AM
But I suspect he will be buried in Australia -- possibly Perth.

As with Chopin, I wish that they would bury Heath's body here in the US, and send his heart back to Perth.


It is my most honest belief, that Heath needs to be buried here, in Perth. This is his true home, where he was born, where he grew up, and most importantly of all, where his family reside.

It is true of course, that Heath is loved all over the world, so I can well understand your desire, to keep a part of him there in the US with you.

Yet please try and understand, ( but perhaps you already do), that more than any of us, his family need to have their son and brother,  home again, to have him rest at last, in a special place, with the knowledge, that he will forever be close, and where they can visit at any time that they wish.

As much as I understand tpe's desire to keep a part of Heath in the US, I agree that his body needs to be laid to rest in Australia, where his family can take care of him.  I think that is the only right thing to do.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 06:18 AM
I dropped away from this forum a while ago, (I used to be aimi15) but have always tried to keep up with the happenings. At the moment there's nowhere else I could possibly be, just reading the tributes is helping, knowing that everyone else feels such loss.

It's a terrible, terrible tragedy and I'm struggling to make sense of it all. I'm thankful he was there though, all be it for such a brief moment.

Hi Aimi.  Remember me? I'm so glad you came back, so many people are finding there way back to this place, to share with others the grief we all feel.  I'm so glad that you felt you had to be here.  everyone is trying to be strong for each other, to support and deal with this unbelievable and tragic loss.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: icelau on Jan 24, 2008, 06:18 AM
失去即是永远
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 06:19 AM
It's been that way for over 2 years now - this tragedy has just proved again what an incredible place this is.

You are so right, Lindsey and Rosie.  I'm so glad to be here, even though I wish we were not going through this.  But if I had to be anywhere, I would always want to be here.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 06:25 AM
You are so right, Lindsey and Rosie.  I'm so glad to be here, even though I wish we were not going through this.  But if I had to be anywhere, I would always want to be here.   :ghug:

Yeah. What is it folks say? It's great to see you - I just wish the circumstances were better :-\\

I totally agree that Heath should be laid to rest in Australia too. His family are there and they need him close to them. And anyway, even though he lived thousands of miles away, Australia was his homeland and it's where his final resting place should be.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 06:27 AM
Yeah. What is it folks say? It's great to see you - I just wish the circumstances were better :-\\

I totally agree that Heath should be laid to rest in Australia too. His family are there and they need him close to them. And anyway, even though he lived thousands of miles away, Australia was his homeland and it's where his final resting place should be.


Absolutely. Imagine how his family feel, knowing they weren't there when he died? They would want him to be with them, when he is laid to rest.  It's got to be that way.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 24, 2008, 06:28 AM
You are so right, Lindsey and Rosie.  I'm so glad to be here, even though I wish we were not going through this.  But if I had to be anywhere, I would always want to be here.   :ghug:

I'll just dito that.

I'm still in lost with the English language.

Big hug to everybody :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 07:38 AM
I can see that the pain and loss are as strong as ever for so many of us. We can only hope that with each day it will get a little better and that his family will experience the same healing process.

I am forever grateful for everything he gave us during his life, and forever grateful to have this place to gather together with all of you while we try to come to terms with his death. :ghug:

Thank you, Heath, for sharing yourself with us. And thank you forum family, for sharing yourselves as well. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 07:40 AM
I can see that the pain and loss are as strong as ever for so many of us. We can only hope that with each day it will get a little better and that his family will experience the same healing process.

I am forever grateful for everything he gave us during his life, and forever grateful to have this place to gather together with all of you while we try to come to terms with his death. :ghug:

Thank you, Heath, for sharing yourself with us. And thank you forum family, for sharing yourselves as well. :^^)

Oh Barb, that's just beautiful. And so true.  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 07:46 AM
 :ghug: christie.

It still feels a little weird going out around people who are walking around like it's just another day, and acting like this news is just another item from the daily file.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 24, 2008, 07:53 AM
Hi all. second not happy day. I got to work, and my boss asked immediately what's wrong with me, coz I look so sad. I told her, and she understood (Glad of that).

This song came to my mind today, I'll post it here...

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Won't you look down upon me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
to come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now

Thought I'd see you one more time again
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now


James Taylor
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:00 AM
For me I had a dream and hopes to see Heath Ledger in Vancouver for the filming of Imaginarium...

Indeed, what a missed opportunity.

I myself wanted so much for Heath to sign the BBM pup tent "one of these days", joining his autograph with Ang Lee's, Schamus's, and (at some future date, I hope) Jake's.    Now, I know it is not meant to be.

I only caught a glimpse of him from afar here in Chicago last summer, when they were filming the funeral scene for "The Dark Knight".  I didn't even know then that it was him until someone pointed him out to me.  So close, and yet so far...

What saddens me is the possibility that Parnassus may never see the light of day.  It sounds a bit strange and unjustified, but I feel that I've been robbed if such a thing would indeed come to pass.



  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:02 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


Thank you so much, Ethan.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chrichri on Jan 24, 2008, 08:03 AM
Hello, sorry for my poor english, because I am french.

I'd just wanted to say : Heath You miss me.

Love to all

chrichri
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chrichri on Jan 24, 2008, 08:04 AM
Sorry, : Heath I miss you
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 08:10 AM
Sorry, : Heath I miss you
We do, we miss you so much.

I saw Heath on the news walking the red carpet, it spun me out because for I moment I forgot and then realised we would never see him do that again.
I was hoping if he came here for the Batman premier to go and watch him on the red carpet. :\'(

I am going to try to sleep  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chrichri on Jan 24, 2008, 08:14 AM
I understand Asali, that's so hard...

Try to sleep if you can :(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:14 AM
Oh that is so nice to read that Jake is on his way to be with Michelle. I feel so terrible for all his family and friends.

I was watching the news a lot tonight to get any new info but mostly to see lots of old clips and interviews. I found it so sad to see his body being taken away on that awful stretcher.  And is it me or did anyone else thing that they werent' so gentle? He bounced on the curb, when the stretcher hit the back of the ambulance and it did look like they were tossing him in. Made me cry.   But I suppose, they were trying to just do it quickly.  Funny how you notice odd little things when you are grieving.

Alas, there are conflicting reports this morning, saying that Jake is being "kept" from leaving by the filming of "Brothers" in New Mexico.  The reports do say that he is terribly upset, and that the media has been barred from speaking to him.

Since we really don't know what is afoot, it is probably better to end speculation about Jake's plans until we get confirmation from any of the major papers about this.

Personally I have no doubt that the thing about the media is true -- Jake has always been a private person, not wishing to feed any media circus surrounding Heath's death, and not putting himself in the spotlight during such a trying time.  After all, I suspect that this is a PERSONAL loss to him, and who are we to violate this, good fans though we are of BBM?

I also don't doubt that he has contacted the parties most affected.  His pain is for their ears only, for the time being.  So long as he remains this way, let us respect him in his silence, as we always had.



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:22 AM
I will be traveling to NYC on sunday, weather permitting, to lay a tribute in front of Heath's apartment. If anyone is from this area and would like to join me I would love to meet you. PM me

My heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to Health's family especially to Michelle and Matilda.

TTYS,
Rory

Wonderful, Rory.  Remember all of us here when you offer your tribute.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:27 AM
OMG!  I found this picture from Reuters on the web... do you remember the Toronto picture with Jake, Mississaugared & Tpe?

 :\'(

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)


I hate not seeing this picture...  Accursed office blockers! 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: meandennis on Jan 24, 2008, 08:28 AM
Like many others, I dropped out of actively participating in the forum some time ago. I was battleing depression brought on by the Brokeback aftermath, and I needed to get my life back on track. With your compassion and support, I was able to do so, but here I am back again with all my friends that I miss so much. I, WE, can't let this tragedy bring us back to the depths were so many others want us to be. We accomplished so much because of Brokeback, and the courage of Heath and Jake and Ang to tell our story. I am going to think of this as Ennis and Jack finally getting together to start that little calf-and-cow operation that will give them the sweet life that jack had dreamed of for so long. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you here on the forum. Heath, you will never know how much you touched our lives. Rest in peace dear friend. You did OK, you were loved. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

meandennis
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:29 AM
Cathing up my breath, this is the link,the article it's in French from Montreal's La Presse

http://moncinema.cyberpresse.ca/nouvelles-et-critiques/nouvelles/nouvelle-cinema/2753-Autopsie-non-concluante-pour-Heath-Ledger.html

Thanks Cham.  I see the picture now.  Wonderful!

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 24, 2008, 08:35 AM
It still feels a little weird going out around people who are walking around like it's just another day, and acting like this news is just another item from the daily file.

That is to remind us all, that life does indeed go on. People die everyday, it is an unavoidable and common occurance. Some grieve for those who are gone, others just carry on regardless, are they doing so, with a form of acceptance of their own mortality? Or in denial of it?

I have not cried for Heath's passing, but that does not mean that it has not saddened me. For it has greatly. Especially as he is from the same part of Australia as myself. Physically Heath has left this world, but there are so many other ways in which he is still here, among us all, and even more so, among his family and friends. It is those ways, in which death cannot fully claim a person. Death cannot steal memories and love, for they shall remain, for as long as there are those who shall remember him, and who shall pass off the memories of Heath onto others.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:35 AM
But I suspect he will be buried in Australia -- possibly Perth.

As with Chopin, I wish that they would bury Heath's body here in the US, and send his heart back to Perth.


It is my most honest belief, that Heath needs to be buried here, in Perth. This is his true home, where he was born, where he grew up, and most importantly of all, where his family reside.

It is true of course, that Heath is loved all over the world, so I can well understand your desire, to keep a part of him there in the US with you.

Yet please try and understand, ( but perhaps you already do), that more than any of us, his family need to have their son and brother,  home again, to have him rest at last, in a special place, with the knowledge, that he will forever be close, and where they can visit at any time that they wish.

Well said.  The latest news are indeed saying that he will be buried in Australia.  As you have said, it is only right, as much as we want to keep a part of him here.


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: malawix on Jan 24, 2008, 08:39 AM
Hello everybody. Another sad day. No way to forget, to go beyond all this. Not yet.

Meanwhile, I want you to check this guestbook, online since yesterday...

http://www.legacy.com/SFGate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=101716459&PageNo=1

A kiss to all. Alex.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: aimi15 on Jan 24, 2008, 08:42 AM
Hi Aimi.  Remember me? I'm so glad you came back, so many people are finding there way back to this place, to share with others the grief we all feel.  I'm so glad that you felt you had to be here.  everyone is trying to be strong for each other, to support and deal with this unbelievable and tragic loss.   :ghug:
Hi Christie, of course I remember you. :) God, this is like a horrible nightmare. It difficult knowing quite how to process what's happened, it's such a shock. It's great that the whole fandom is being so supportive of each other, but this fandom has always felt very strongly bonded. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:45 AM
Like many others, I dropped out of actively participating in the forum some time ago. I was battleing depression brought on by the Brokeback aftermath, and I needed to get my life back on track. With your compassion and support, I was able to do so, but here I am back again with all my friends that I miss so much. I, WE, can't let this tragedy bring us back to the depths were so many others want us to be. We accomplished so much because of Brokeback, and the courage of Heath and Jake and Ang to tell our story. I am going to think of this as Ennis and Jack finally getting together to start that little calf-and-cow operation that will give them the sweet life that jack had dreamed of for so long. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you here on the forum. Heath, you will never know how much you touched our lives. Rest in peace dear friend. You did OK, you were loved. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

meandennis

To meandennis and to the "many others": this place is always here for all of you. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:47 AM
Hi Christie, of course I remember you. :) God, this is like a horrible nightmare. It difficult knowing quite how to process what's happened, it's such a shock. It's great that the whole fandom is being so supportive of each other, but this fandom has always felt very strongly bonded. :ghug:

Good to see you also, Aimi.  :)  The current circumstances are sad, but seeing old friends at this time is both a comfort and a joy.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:50 AM


http://www.dailyindia.com/show/210352.php/Ledger-to-be-buried-in-Australia

-----------------------------------------

Ledger to be buried in Australia
From our ANI Correspondent

New York, Jan 24: Oscar nominated actor Health Ledger will be buried in his hometown of Perth, Australia. 
 
A source at the Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel told the New York Post's Page Six that the funeral house was preparing to ship the 28-year-old's body to his home country as soon as possible.

Michelle Lee, a rep for the Australian consulate, confirmed the report saying: "Our consulate has been in contact with his family and has offered assistance to help fly Heath's body back to Australia."

The Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel has been the final stop for many of the world's most famous names including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon, Judy Garland and Luther Vandross.

Ledger passed away on Jan 22 at his New York apartment. His body was found by a masseuse and a housekeeper.

The police have said that there was no signs yet of foul play or suicide. Cops also dismissed reports that illegal drugs were found in the apartment.

A post-mortem conducted overnight on the actor was found to be "inconclusive".

****


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: aimi15 on Jan 24, 2008, 08:53 AM
Good to see you also, Aimi.  :)  The current circumstances are sad, but seeing old friends at this time is both a comfort and a joy.


It's lovely to know that so many people who are very dear to me are still here. :) It's a terrible time and I'm extremely thankful for the support of the fandom. I have an overwhelming urge to sit and watch BBM again, but I'm afraid it would be too painful. One day at a time...

All my best wishes and hugs to you. I hope you are bearing up. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: malawix on Jan 24, 2008, 08:57 AM
I found this comment around the net...

"Ennis Del Mar will stay with me the rest of my life and is the reason why I took the foolish death of a total stranger to my heart and had trouble sleeping. BROKEBACK already ruined me because of the ways in which I haven't live my life to the fullest, but I'll be pulling out Santolalla's score today and as I crest the hill down into the still dark city that guitar will very likely carry with it all the sadness in the world. Fuc***' movie stars."

Wanted to share it...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 08:58 AM
We have to give ourselves some time, Aimi.  As you say, it would be too painful under the current circumstances.

Even if we don't see each other often these days, you know that we have this sense of belonging to this global BBM family.  We carry it wherever we are.  :)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 09:00 AM
I found this comment around the net...

"Ennis Del Mar will stay with me the rest of my life and is the reason why I took the foolish death of a total stranger to my heart and had trouble sleeping. BROKEBACK already ruined me because of the ways in which I haven't live my life to the fullest, but I'll be pulling out Santolalla's score today and as I crest the hill down into the still dark city that guitar will very likely carry with it all the sadness in the world. Fuc***' movie stars."

Wanted to share it...

Thank you for sharing this, malawix.  It certainly makes sense to all of us here.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 24, 2008, 09:00 AM

Mary-Kate Olsen called before Ledger's ambulance

By David Nason and Robert Lusetich January 25, 2008 01:00am

THE frantic moments surrounding the discovery of Heath Ledger's naked body have begun to emerge, with reports that the massage therapist who found him telephoned US celebrity Mary-Kate Olsen twice before calling an ambulance.

As initial autopsy results failed to provide a cause of the 28-year-old actor's death, police confirmed six types of prescription drugs, including a mix of anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills, were found in his apartment.

The news came as Ledger's former partner, Michelle Williams, flew to New York from Sweden with their daughter, Matilda.

Ledger's masseuse, Diana Wolozin, phoned Olsen twice before ringing 911. In the first call, Olsen told Ms Wolozin to wait while she sent some of her security people to the apartment to find out what was going on.

After failing once more to revive Ledger, the masseuse rang Olsen a second time to say she was going to call 911 for help.

When she did, the 911 operator urged Ms Wolozin to try to revive Ledger but her efforts failed. Paramedics arrived at the same time as Olsen's security guards.

The paramedics moved Ledger to the floor and tried to revive him using a defibrillator and CPR. But he was was pronounced dead at 3.36pm local time.

It could be another 10 days before toxicology tests are able to show the cause of his death.

Police have confirmed that nearly full bottles of the anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam (Ativan) were found in his apartment, along with Ambien and Zopiclone (Lunesta) sleeping pills and the sedative Temazepam (Restoril). All the drugs were prescribed to Ledger but rumours of illict drug use have begun to circulate.

In London, The Sun quoted a former Naomi Campbell employee who said they saw Ledger on a cocaine binge with the super model in 2004.

Tests on a rolled-up $US20 bill found by police in Ledger's apartment proved negative when tested for illegal drugs.

The most likely cause of death remains an accidental overdose of the anti-anxiety drugs, which can significantly slow breathing.

Combined with a heavy fluid build-up in his lungs from a bout of pneumonia, the drugs may have been too much for Ledger's weakened body.

As his body was transported to a chapel in New York, his family in Perth began making arrangements for a funeral.

Ledger's father, Kim, was last night planning to travel to the US to bring his son home.

His high school in Perth, Guildford Grammar, has offered to hold a memorial for the movie star but a spokesman said they had not yet received a response from the family.

One of the most reviled hate groups in the US has vowed to disrupt New York and Hollywood memorial services for Heath Ledger, saying the actor was a pervert who mocked God when he played a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

Film director Shekhar Kapur, who directed Ledger in The Four Feathers, may have been the last person to speak with the actor. Kapur telephoned him on Monday after arriving in New York from London.

"I last spoke to him the night before he died," Kapur said.

"He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body."

Additional reporting: Alana Buckley-Carr

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,23104187-10388,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,23104187-10388,00.html)

I would like to know..why on earth was she called before the ambulance service? Would it have made much of a difference, if the Ambo's were called first?  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cynical21 on Jan 24, 2008, 09:02 AM
As much as I would love an opportunity to one day kneel beside his grave and express my grief at his passing, I do believe that his burial in Perth is the right thing to do - for him and for his family.  Given the unforgiveably ugly rumors about the Wacko Baptist Church and their threats to picket his funeral service, I think it's best that he be taken as far away as possible for such horrors - and I would hope that the Australian authorities would be less 'forgiving'  in their attitude toward such abominations than our "policitically correct" enforcement personnel.

Today, more than ever, I simply cannot understand how supposedly rational, normal people can be so filled with hate and cruelty.

Again, rest in peace, Sweet Prince.

CYN
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: orangetruck on Jan 24, 2008, 09:05 AM
Hi all. second not happy day. I got to work, and my boss asked immediately what's wrong with me, coz I look so sad. I told her, and she understood (Glad of that).

This song came to my mind today, I'll post it here...


Thought I'd see you one more time again


Oh wow. This song has affected me in the past and certainly does now.
 :\'(  :\'(  :ghug:
 :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 09:07 AM

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/210352.php/Ledger-to-be-buried-in-Australia

-----------------------------------------

Ledger to be buried in Australia
From our ANI Correspondent

New York, Jan 24: Oscar nominated actor Health Ledger will be buried in his hometown of Perth, Australia. 
 
A source at the Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel told the New York Post's Page Six that the funeral house was preparing to ship the 28-year-old's body to his home country as soon as possible.

Michelle Lee, a rep for the Australian consulate, confirmed the report saying: "Our consulate has been in contact with his family and has offered assistance to help fly Heath's body back to Australia."

The Frank E. Campbell funeral chapel has been the final stop for many of the world's most famous names including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon, Judy Garland and Luther Vandross.

Ledger passed away on Jan 22 at his New York apartment. His body was found by a masseuse and a housekeeper.

The police have said that there was no signs yet of foul play or suicide. Cops also dismissed reports that illegal drugs were found in the apartment.

A post-mortem conducted overnight on the actor was found to be "inconclusive".

****




I am so so glad this is happening.  I think Heath going home is the only right thing to come from this horrible tragedy.  His family want to be near him, and I hope that they can find some solace in that.  My heart breaks for them.  :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 09:10 AM
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things...

I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life... to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.


(Thoreau, Walden)


(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2005_Brokeback_Mountain/005BBM_Heath_Ledger_025.jpg)

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 24, 2008, 09:12 AM
Thank you all. Your words are very comforting for the time like this. The forum appreciates that you take time and share your support with us.

This is a gift that BBM and Heath has given us and we are forever grateful. More kisses and hugs to everyone of you. You are all in my thoughts.  :ghug:

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

 :\'( :\'( cham, thanks for you posting this pix.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: orangetruck on Jan 24, 2008, 09:18 AM


"He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body."


That is really an eerily thought provoking quote..
So many unanswered questions..

 :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 24, 2008, 09:19 AM
Who can say where the road goes,
Where the day flows, only time?
And who can say if your love grows,
As your hearth chose, only time?

Who can say why your heart sights,
As your live flies, only time?
And who can say why your heart cries
when your love lies, only time?

Who can say when the roads meet,
That love might be ,in your heart?
and who can say when the day sleeps,
and the night keeps all your heart?
Night keeps all your heart.....

Who can say if your love groves,
As your heart chose, only time?
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time?

Who knows? Only time
Who knows? Only time

- Enya -


 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Cliffy on Jan 24, 2008, 09:20 AM
In Loving Memory


http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=t13mh5HB_pk
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 09:22 AM
OMG!  I found this picture from Reuters on the web... do you remember the Toronto picture with Jake, Mississaugared & Tpe?

 :\'(

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

 

Oh my.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jerasjr on Jan 24, 2008, 09:24 AM
Like many others, I dropped out of actively participating in the forum some time ago. I was battleing depression brought on by the Brokeback aftermath, and I needed to get my life back on track. With your compassion and support, I was able to do so, but here I am back again with all my friends that I miss so much. I, WE, can't let this tragedy bring us back to the depths were so many others want us to be. We accomplished so much because of Brokeback, and the courage of Heath and Jake and Ang to tell our story. I am going to think of this as Ennis and Jack finally getting together to start that little calf-and-cow operation that will give them the sweet life that jack had dreamed of for so long. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you here on the forum. Heath, you will never know how much you touched our lives. Rest in peace dear friend. You did OK, you were loved. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

meandennis

This is so true meandennis - it is a tragedy, and it has affected us deeply - but the best thing and probably the most imperative thing to do, is to go ahead - to continue making those steps in understanding, to continue spreading that message of love, to share the dreams that have evolved within us - but most of all to continue.  For it is in our lives that we can offer the most heartfelt tribute, one that will continue after others have faded.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 09:25 AM
Thursday morning, and I still can't believe that he's gone.  One positive is that I have this place to go to, to be with people who are grieving just as much as I am.  No one in my family seems to understand how I'm feeling.  It's as though I've lost a close friend.  Never have I felt this way about a famous person's passing before - NEVER.  I'm just sick over this.

Anyway, I wrote this poem yesterday and posted it on my LiveJournal:

January 22, 2008

Tell me it's not happening
Tell me it's not real
Tell me I'm not feeling
This anguish that I feel.

Tell me you'll be coming back
And that I need not fear
Tell me you'll return to me
Please say you will, my dear.

The world is now, so suddenly,
A dark and lonely place
I cannot bear to think I'll
No longer see your face.

You shone your light upon us
A beautiful, sweet soul
You gave it all, and poured your heart
Into each and every role.

Now they say that you've gone
I can't believe that's true
For how are we to carry on
Without wonderful you?

Now your soul has flown away
But even as I cry
Within my heart, you will remain
So I'll not say goodbye.

Peace be with you, Mr. Ledger.


Edited to add:  Thank you, ethan, for placing that tribute.  I wish I could be in NY right now.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 24, 2008, 09:27 AM
As much as I would love an opportunity to one day kneel beside his grave and express my grief at his passing, I do believe that his burial in Perth is the right thing to do - for him and for his family.  Given the unforgiveably ugly rumors about the Wacko Baptist Church and their threats to picket his funeral service, I think it's best that he be taken as far away as possible for such horrors - and I would hope that the Australian authorities would be less 'forgiving'  in their attitude toward such abominations than our "policitically correct" enforcement personnel.

Today, more than ever, I simply cannot understand how supposedly rational, normal people can be so filled with hate and cruelty.

Again, rest in peace, Sweet Prince.

CYN

Me neither :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 24, 2008, 09:28 AM
^^I think that's what makes it even sadder, that he was alone when he passed.

This just totally cuts me up.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 24, 2008, 09:28 AM
From:

http://www.tmz.com/category/heath-ledger/

Where is Jake Gyllenhaal?

Jake Gyllenhaal has yet to be seen or heard from since the death of his close friend, Heath Ledger -- and people on the set of his new film are working hard to keep it that way.

Gyllenhaal is in New Mexico, currently filming his new movie, "Brothers." We're told there are no plans to shut down production, but Jake is very upset and doesn't want to talk to the media -- so the set has been closed to non-crew members and extra security has been hired.

Jake is the godfather to Heath's daughter, Matilda Rose.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 09:28 AM
Thursday morning, and I still can't believe that he's gone.  One positive is that I have this place to go to, to be with people who are grieving just as much as I am.  No one in my family seems to understand how I'm feeling.  It's as though I've lost a close friend.  Never have I felt this way about a famous person's passing before - NEVER.  I'm just sick over this.

Anyway, I wrote this poem yesterday and posted it on my LiveJournal:

January 22, 2008

Tell me it's not happening
Tell me it's not real
Tell me I'm not feeling
This anguish that I feel.

Tell me you'll be coming back
And that I need not fear
Tell me you'll return to me
Please say you will, my dear.

The world is now, so suddenly,
A dark and lonely place
I cannot bear to think I'll
No longer see your face.

You shone your light upon us
A beautiful, sweet soul
You gave it all, and poured your heart
Into each and every role.

Now they say that you've gone
I can't believe that's true
For how are we to carry on
Without wonderful you?

Now your soul has flown away
But even as I cry
Within my heart, you will remain
So I'll not say goodbye.

Peace be with you, Mr. Ledger.


Edited to add:  Thank you, ethan, for placing that tribute.  I wish I could be in NY right now.

Oh thats just beautiful and so so sad.   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 09:30 AM
From:

http://www.tmz.com/category/heath-ledger/

Where is Jake Gyllenhaal?

Jake Gyllenhaal has yet to be seen or heard from since the death of his close friend, Heath Ledger -- and people on the set of his new film are working hard to keep it that way.

Gyllenhaal is in New Mexico, currently filming his new movie, "Brothers." We're told there are no plans to shut down production, but Jake is very upset and doesn't want to talk to the media -- so the set has been closed to non-crew members and extra security has been hired.

Jake is the godfather to Heath's daughter, Matilda Rose.


We all know that Jake will be devastated by this news, as we all are.  He will be grieving the loss of a very dear friend.  He just hasn't got to do that in public. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 09:36 AM
Thomas has given me permission to post a link to a wonderful memorial blog set up by Theresa, who some of you may remember. She used to run Heath Ledger Central which was a fantastic and very well respected site for Heath fans.  She was also a good friend to ennisjack, as well as to Heath himself.  Please visit if you can.

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 09:36 AM
Alas, there are conflicting reports this morning, saying that Jake is being "kept" from leaving by the filming of "Brothers" in New Mexico.  The reports do say that he is terribly upset, and that the media has been barred from speaking to him.

Since we really don't know what is afoot, it is probably better to end speculation about Jake's plans until we get confirmation from any of the major papers about this.

Personally I have no doubt that the thing about the media is true -- Jake has always been a private person, not wishing to feed any media circus surrounding Heath's death, and not putting himself in the spotlight during such a trying time.  After all, I suspect that this is a PERSONAL loss to him, and who are we to violate this, good fans though we are of BBM?

I also don't doubt that he has contacted the parties most affected.  His pain is for their ears only, for the time being.  So long as he remains this way, let us respect him in his silence, as we always had.

Beautifully well said Thomas. I know for sure he's devastated. He lost a friend. I respect that so I respect his silence. That's the way it has to be: crying with Heath's family and friends and not with media.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 24, 2008, 09:38 AM
    Am still having trouble with the use of the word "fans".  I always felt we were family.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 24, 2008, 09:43 AM
This was posted on the blog that Theresa set up - it's so beautiful I just had to repost it here. I hope Theresa doesn't mind.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go


Author Unknown


When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: bigheart on Jan 24, 2008, 09:43 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.



(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for doing this :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Stephen on Jan 24, 2008, 09:44 AM
Thank you for your thoughts and poem, Christie......I, too, can barely come to terms with the loss of our extraordinary actor.....but upon first hearing the news, I shuddered as I realized that my first reaction was heartbreak because Ennis Del Mar, not Heath Ledger,  had died after so many years of lonliness without Jack!...that's how intertwined Heath and Ennis are in my imagination!  Even now, after seeing so many news reports on TV about the death of Heath Ledger, I feel at the same time the death of Ennis.  Maybe that's the bittersweet truth of a great film, of great Art: it becomes more real that its creaters......
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 09:52 AM
TMZ is now reporting that Heath has been taken to a New York funeral chapel, and there will be a viewing today.  How I wish that I could go.  :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 09:53 AM
This was posted on the blog that Theresa set up - it's so beautiful I just had to repost it here. I hope Theresa doesn't mind.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go


Author Unknown


When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.



It tore me up Lindsey.  Its so beautifully heartbreaking.    :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 24, 2008, 09:55 AM
This is from Theresa's blog that Christie posted the link to.

OMG.

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x206/barkank/Heath%20general/tripleportraitofHeath.jpg)

A Melbourne artist has released his never-before-seen portrait of Heath Ledger a day after the Australian actor's death.

Docklands-based Vincent Fantauzzo's haunting portrait depicts Ledger as three separate figures, one looking straight on, the others whispering into each of the central figure's ears.

Fantauzzo painted the actor's portrait with the intention of entering it into the prestigious Archibald Prize, Australia's premier portraiture competition.

Ledger, 28, sat for the painter on his final trip back to his native state of Western Australia in December.

The actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday of what authorities say may be an accidental drug overdose.

Fantauzzo released the image today after receiving approval to do so from Ledger's friends and family.

"Heath was an inspiring and remarkable friend, son, and father," Fantauzzo said of his subject.

"Heath was a very private person, which is one of the reasons I was so honoured that he allowed me to paint him.

Mr Fantauzzo described Ledger as a natural artist's model, who needed no direction to pose for the portrait.

"He was so easy, and professional to work with," Mr Fantauzzo said.

"He didn't need any direction, absolutely focused.

"Once done, he was back to his usual charismatic self."

Mr Fantauzzo expressed his condolences to Ledger's family.

"My thoughts are with his family, and friends who must all be feeling such pain at the moment.

"It's a hard time, a sad time, and i hope we can find a way to focus on the good memories and move forward in a positive direction. We all love Heath dearly."
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 24, 2008, 09:59 AM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 10:00 AM
Quote
Police have confirmed that nearly full bottles of the anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam (Ativan) were found in his apartment, along with Ambien and Zopiclone (Lunesta) sleeping pills and the sedative Temazepam (Restoril). All the drugs were prescribed to Ledger but rumours of illict drug use have begun to circulate.

The most likely cause of death remains an accidental overdose of the anti-anxiety drugs, which can significantly slow breathing.

Combined with a heavy fluid build-up in his lungs from a bout of pneumonia, the drugs may have been too much for Ledger's weakened body.

My poor baby.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'( He was so tired....he couldn't stand all those pills and his pneumonia.... :\'(  :\'(
And he was sad too....'cause he had anti-anxiety medications.....He being sad just breaks my heart... :\'(  :\'(

Quote
I would like to know..why on earth was she called before the ambulance service? Would it have made much of a difference, if the Ambo's were called first?  :(

Yeah, I was thinking that the whole morning. Damn.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 24, 2008, 10:01 AM
Thank you all for your support,  how we are supporting each other  Ethan thank you for going to Heath's apt building and paying your respect for all of us.   I wish I could be there too!

thanks Thomas for the news about where Heath will be buried.  I figured his family would want him home in Perth.   I hope that perhaps someone might put up a memorial somewhere in NY where people could visit and pay their respects for years to come. 

I am feeling so torn up right now

Linda
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 10:06 AM
“I’m a very easy going person in real life,” Heath Ledger told FILMINK while doing press for Brokeback Mountain. “Giving an interview is just a very different situation than being at home and talking to my family and friends. I don’t look at myself as a star or a famous actor. So talking to you makes me feel strange because I feel like I have to design something for the press that I feel is not there. But the last thing I want to be is rude to people. It’s just that I’ve always found it painful, because in a perfect world I would rather not talk about myself."

Oh my, he was a very good man, just sweet, tender, humble, natural....

I only slept 4 hours and woke up in the middle of the night just wanting, NEEDING huge him so hard. I needed to tell him that everything's gonna be OK, but now I realize that I needed him to tell me that everything is Ok.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Thank yo so much Ethan for everything you've done.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 10:07 AM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0





That's such a beautiful idea Ethan. I know it's going to be hard for you both, but remember, we will be with you in spirit.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: malawix on Jan 24, 2008, 10:10 AM
I've just found a video from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with Ellen remembering Heath. Touching and devastating.

Here: http://www.cineblog.it/post/8748/ellen-degeneres-ricorda-heath-ledger

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 10:19 AM
I've just found a video from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with Ellen remembering Heath. Touching and devastating.

Here: http://www.cineblog.it/post/8748/ellen-degeneres-ricorda-heath-ledger



Indeed, very moving.  That clip was a wonderful thing to remember him by.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: SisterMadly on Jan 24, 2008, 10:26 AM
.....but upon first hearing the news, I shuddered as I realized that my first reaction was heartbreak because Ennis Del Mar, not Heath Ledger,  had died after so many years of lonliness without Jack!...that's how intertwined Heath and Ennis are in my imagination!  Even now, after seeing so many news reports on TV about the death of Heath Ledger, I feel at the same time the death of Ennis.  Maybe that's the bittersweet truth of a great film, of great Art: it becomes more real that its creaters......

Just wanted to say that this really describes how I feel.  I love Heath because he brought Ennis to life and Ennis, my god, he's a part of my soul.   The way Heath captured that character was almost other-worldly.

I pray that this good man is at peace and his loved ones find comfort. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 24, 2008, 10:33 AM
Ethan - thanks for dropping off flowers and beautiful pics on behalf of this site. I haven't had the stomach to go yet.  The papers here in NYC (Post, etc) are so sad. he's still front page. :(

I'm so glad to hear he'll be in Australia to be buried.  I'd want my son near me too.  My heart aches for his little girl.....I'm sure Heath is so disappointed that he won't be around physically during her life...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 10:35 AM
This was posted on the blog that Theresa set up - it's so beautiful I just had to repost it here. I hope Theresa doesn't mind.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go


Author Unknown


When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.



Aww.. Lindsey. Thank you for posting that here. It makes me cry..but it is beautiful.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 10:36 AM
Heath Ledger: His Last Costar Reflects
Christopher Plummer talks to EW.com about the loss of his castmate from their yet-to-be-completed Terry Gilliam film ''The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus''

By Steve Daly

Steve Daly is a senior writer at EW, and also author of EW.com's Money Shot columnLast week in London, Heath Ledger was busy wrapping up several months of long days and nights he'd spent at often-frigid outdoor locations, filming scenes for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. But with Ledger's death on Tuesday in New York, the movie has become a reported $30 million question mark, since there were additional weeks of studio-soundstage filming yet to be done in Vancouver.

Imaginarium is a fantasy tale, written and directed by Terry Gilliam, a filmmaker known for his outlandish visual invention (he previously worked with Ledger on 2005's The Brothers Grimm). Christopher Plummer, who's now 78, plays the title character, an eccentric theatrical trouper trapped in a deal with the devil (Tom Waits) that dooms Parnassus's lovely daughter, Valentina (played by British-born model Lily Cole). Ledger was playing Tony, a roguish charlatan who gets mixed up with the troupe and begins a series of through-the-magic-mirror adventures to a strange parallel universe.

Early on Sunday, Jan. 20, Plummer boarded a plane back to New York and went on to his Connecticut home. Ledger took a different London-to-New-York flight and repaired to a SoHo apartment where, two days later, he was found dead. EW spoke with Ledger's final costar about what happened, what the filming was like, and what may or may not become of the last scenes Ledger ever performed.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It seems incomprehensible.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER: We're all a bit befuddled at the moment. It's so sad. Heath did have a terrible, lingering bug in London, and he couldn't sleep at all. We all — I thought he'd probably got walking pneumonia, which they seem to think he had. Of course I don't really know, but that's the latest.

Where had you been working?
In and around London. Lots of sinister-looking, horrible locations. Places like Battersea Power Station, where the interior's all open, with huge hanging girders. The light comes in and creates this sort of vast, horrible Valpurgis Night. It's a very sinister building, and it's used sometimes for films. They shot some of [the new] Batman film in there. It's a designated building, protected, so they can't tear it down. It's just standing there gaping at everybody. Very effective. The last few days we were shooting outside a pub. Always outside. Cold as bejesus. You know how damp it gets in London. And at night the temperature drops horribly, and that little breeze gets up. You have to wear tons of stuff.

How much is left undone on the film?
Oh, there's an enormous amount left to do. This is why we were going to Vancouver. All the technical stuff, the green-screen, was to be done in Vancouver. God knows what's going to happen now.

That seems like a pretty substantial blow to the movie.
Of course it is. The film wasn't half made.... It's just terrifying. It had so much going for it, and there was so much new stuff we were all going to put into it to help it along. It was a sort of work of invention, from all hands.... And Terry [Gilliam] has had this experience before, with [The Man Who Killed] Don Quixote, with Johnny Depp.

Which famously fell apart early in the filming.
And here it is again. My heart goes out to him because he's worked so hard to get it off the ground. It just drives you mad thinking about it. I have no idea, and I can't say, really, what's going to happen to the film. We're still in total shock over Heath's death. It's sort of literally unbelievable, because apart from the sleeping, he was in such good form.... There was a sweetness about him. He was a very charming and gentle guy, actually.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Ledger had mentioned in a New York Times interview last fall that he had sleep troubles, and that he'd used sleeping aids to try to cope with that.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER: That's interesting, I didn't know that.

Did he ever seem or look tired on the set?
Oh no. Great energy. Always wonderful energy. In fact he did some of his own stunts just before we left London, some jumping and leaping about. Not horrendously dangerous stunts, but physically challenging stunts. Like leaping onto a rising stage from this rather quite high-up spot. He wants to do everything himself? Well that's all right — he's 28 years old. We all did. [Gentle laugh].... Anyway, it's so sad. I think he was just too over-exhausted: 28 years old, you think you can bounce back. But maybe not with heavy pneumonia on your chest.

There was an initial, seemingly groundless wave of speculation that it could be suicide, based on some inaccurate and incomplete reports about sleeping medications he kept in his apartment.
That doesn't make any sense. He was looking forward — he was in such a good, happy mood about the picture. Looking forward to going to Vancouver. He was enjoying the film thoroughly, and I'm here to say so. He was also terribly excited about becoming a director.

Right — he was going to direct a movie about a chess prodigy, called The Queen's Gambit.
I think that's where most of his ambitions would have lain, for the future. That too is such a shame. He thoroughly embraced the profession, and loved it. He wasn't suffering for his art at all. He was enjoying it.

Did he talk about wanting to direct?
He was very friendly with Terry Gilliam. They became very good friends on The Brothers Grimm and consequently bonded. And [on Doctor Parnassus] they would consult and they'd look and he'd watch, and he was fascinated. They were having such fun on this one. He was very inventive, Heath, and very versatile, as indeed many Australian actors are. They have a marvelous ear for accents and for character. He gave some very good ideas and pointers. As we all tried to do, but I think he was very serious about directing. Such a shame. He was so talented in so many areas.

You made a film with Terrence Malick a few years back, The New World — and Heath was at one point going to work with Malick on something called Tree of Life, though recent reports are that Ledger dropped out and Brad Pitt may take the role he would have played.
We never talked about that. You know, I didn't get to know him very well.... There was no time for that, really. You had to take what you got with the weather, and you had to be always on call, standing there waiting for your shot. One could step into a car every now and then and get warm, but shooting at night in a big city, it's not easy.... We were working in such dire conditions in London, outside every night in the cold. Which may have contributed somewhat to [the state of] his health. We were all armed with antibiotics all the time. It wasn't exactly joyous, except that the film itself was fun to do.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I'm only familiar with the broad strokes of the plot for Doctor Parnassus.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER: So were we all. [Laughs] I kept teasing Terry about that all the time. A lot of it is set down [broadly] and then improvised. A lot of the happenings are magical, and wonderfully Gilliam-esque and obscure. It's sort of the Faust story in modern terms. Doctor Parnassus, whom I play, is sort of a modern-day Faust, who sells his soul to the devil — or actually sells his daughter's life, which then must be rescued. It's full of visitations into another world, a rather Narnia-like world. Heath was playing a sort of young mountebank who comes upon the scene. It's rather difficult to describe the plot. It's a sort of wonderful yarn of fantasy, sometimes very funny. Heath [was playing] this young charlatan who's brilliant at fooling people.

And Heath's character would appear in various guises?
Heath was a harlequin in one scene, a tramp in another. His character steals a lot of the costumes that my character's troupe have managed to hang on to, though they're on their last legs. He's rather like a younger version of my character — a magician who takes family on tour and invites the public to go through a mirror into this other world, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. How can I describe it? He's an interloper, who of course falls for the daughter. Or the daughter falls for him, I can't quite follow it.

Like Johnny Depp, Heath had a strong reaction early on to being packaged as a ''heartthrob'' and he fought very strongly against that. He didn't want to be pigeonholed and stereotyped and turned into a commodity.
That's quite right. He stuck up for what were the right parts, and that's very commendable. He didn't succumb to any of those cheap temptations, and throwing himself into a huge variety of roles.

Was his daughter or anyone else from his family able to be on the set at all, to come and see him?
No, no, no. Just his driver and his friend from Ireland who was helping him. The last day, the last night [Saturday, Jan. 19] we were all working, and then he flew to New York, as I did, the next day. We weren't on the same plane, but he flew early, and we were looking forward to continuing on.

And you were scheduled to regroup in Vancouver next week?
Yeah. I don't dare say what will happen until we've talked with Terry [Gilliam]. Probably nobody will know until the end of this week what's going to happen. I spoke to Terry yesterday. We're all in shock, but he particularly, of course.... It's just awful. Quite shocking, because it's so incredible. I just left a very laughing, happy fellow, practically a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 24, 2008, 10:36 AM
     This is all still so very painful and we are all really having a rough time.

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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: roconner on Jan 24, 2008, 10:36 AM
Heath's life is a celebration of the finer qualities of the human spirit.

I am truly thankful for the time he shared with us!

(http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/39767/2000646868846016205_rs.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cremetorte on Jan 24, 2008, 10:38 AM
i'm still so sad.
how can it have been him? nothing prepared us for this tragedy. it is still a shock to think about him being gone.
i just hope he didn't have to suffer and that he is at a wonderful place now where he can look at us and see how much we love him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 10:40 AM

What a loss:

"Right — he was going to direct a movie about a chess prodigy, called The Queen's Gambit."

I think that's where most of his ambitions would have lain, for the future. That too is such a shame. He thoroughly embraced the profession, and loved it. He wasn't suffering for his art at all. He was enjoying it.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20173302,00.html?eref=ew

--------------------------------------------------------------

Sorry Christie, we were probably trying to post the same article at the same time.  I modified this post to remove the explicit quote, only taking note of the tantalizing directorial project mentioned.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 24, 2008, 10:40 AM
I've just found a video from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with Ellen remembering Heath. Touching and devastating.

Here: http://www.cineblog.it/post/8748/ellen-degeneres-ricorda-heath-ledger



Know what I notice - after they fall laughing, the first thing he does when he gets up is to go help Ellen up. What a guy.   <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 10:43 AM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0





I can't Thank you enough Michelle and Ethan. I would be so honoured for you to include my message. That I, all the way over in England can be part of that tribute to Heath,  means so much to me. I Thank you for it, from the bottom of my heart.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 10:47 AM
This is from Theresa's blog that Christie posted the link to.

OMG.

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x206/barkank/Heath%20general/tripleportraitofHeath.jpg)


That is beautiful.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 24, 2008, 10:55 AM
Know what I notice - after they fall laughing, the first thing he does when he gets up is to go help Ellen up. What a guy.   <^(

I noticed that too, what a gentleman he was.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 11:01 AM
I noticed that too, what a gentleman he was.

And I noticed that too! It was a very sweet thing. I loved seeing him have so much fun.  That made me smile.  Just wish there weren't tears that followed.   :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 24, 2008, 11:17 AM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0



Ethan and LuvJackNasty, thank you so much for doing this. It must be very heavy thing to do, going there, where it happened.  :ghug:  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 24, 2008, 11:23 AM
I still can't read those articles about Heath's death, not even those beautiful and respectfull tributes. My friend sends me short reports of the latest news.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 24, 2008, 11:30 AM


We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Oh, Ethan, thank you for leaving a piece of all of us there.  :ghug:

I saw a picture of this on the web, at one of the news sights I was visiting ... and I just KNEW this was your token from ennisjack.  It's beautiful and you're beautiful   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Hanna on Jan 24, 2008, 11:34 AM
Just wanted to say hi..
I still can't believe it, but it feels different than the other two days, but not a bit better. When I heard of it, I was in total shock, not able to react in any way but crying the whole time, saying, No, No! Yesterday it somewhere came to my mind that he's really gone, what totally blow me away, I really thoght I get a nervous breakdown; I just wanted to scream out loud. And waking up today, head and eyes in miserable condition, I just thought, Yes, it's real, it's really in my head now, which makes me feel totally empty and resigned.
I can't deal with it! I saw Heath nearly everyday here in the last two years of my life, searching for pics and news, talked about him with my best friend, who always sent me some pics of him, with my mum, when we visited Ney York (she said, it's no problem not to see him there this time, I could try next time again... That's also something so hard, there will be no next time!!) and also with my boyfriend everyday, he liked him and was excited about the new Batman just like me. We were sitting there when the trailer came out, grinning and saying.. Yeah, just wait for this summer.. He will be the biggest star on earth and he just deserves it.

I will miss him so much, and I hope to find a way for me to get along with his dead, I also hope that the stomachache will end and this emptiness be filled again. And I think of what he gave to me, especially with Brokeback, what that film did to me, and that he is one the reasons why I'm here with all you wonderful people.


Rest in peace, Heath  %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 24, 2008, 11:34 AM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29991.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29691.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30011.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Oh Ethan, thank you so much :^^) It must have been so hard for you, but I truly appreciate you doing this on behalf of all of us, especially those of us who are so far away physically, but not in spirit. Thank you :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 24, 2008, 11:57 AM
This was posted on the blog that Theresa set up - it's so beautiful I just had to repost it here. I hope Theresa doesn't mind.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go


Author Unknown


When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.



Oh Lindsay, that's beautiful  :\'( Thank you ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 24, 2008, 12:11 PM
Here in NYC, the Noon news is saying Heath's mom is arriving to bring his body home. 

I can't figure out why nearly half an hour goes by before they call 911.  I think he was already gone at that point, but why wouldn't you call them first instead of a girlfriend?  I guess you never know what to do when you panic sometimes.. :(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ande_nem on Jan 24, 2008, 12:12 PM
Just to say that I found this beautiful tribute to Heath on Facebook, had me in tears. Hope the link works:

http://hs.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1011189404309&oid=6730544948 (http://hs.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1011189404309&oid=6730544948)


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 24, 2008, 12:14 PM
Here in NYC, the Noon news is saying Heath's mom is arriving to bring his body home. 

I can't figure out why nearly half an hour goes by before they call 911.  I think he was already gone at that point, but why wouldn't you call them first instead of a girlfriend?  I guess you never know what to do when you panic sometimes.. :(

yea, If that story is true I don't know what to think about it. I just hope he didn't feel any pain when be past away. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 24, 2008, 12:15 PM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0





Oh, thank you both so much :^^) It would mean the world to me to be a part of this and pay tribute to Heath in my own small way.Thank you ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 24, 2008, 12:21 PM
LuvJackNasty and I will be going to the apartment tomorrow and light a candle.

With your permissions, I'd like print messages from the forum vigil thread along with the candle. If you like to include your message, please light a candle and post. Thanks for helping us together.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=12664.0





I've already started to gather them to leave when we go to tomorrow. I also gathered posts from here. If anyone objects to having their words included please pm me.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Edmund-Paul, The Baron of Ree on Jan 24, 2008, 12:24 PM
Oh, Ethan, thank you for leaving a piece of all of us there.  :ghug:

I saw a picture of this on the web, at one of the news sights I was visiting ... and I just KNEW this was your token from ennisjack.  It's beautiful and you're beautiful   :ghug:

Yes. Thank you very much from me and Ques too.

JFT
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 12:26 PM


http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/24/ledger.films/

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Ledger's death puts last films in a bind

Heath Ledger was subject of "Dark Knight" marketing campaign
Ledger was filming new Terry Gilliam film when he died
Gilliam said Ledger was going to be a fine director

   
(CNN) -- Before he died, Heath Ledger had two films in production: "The Dark Knight," the latest chapter in the Batman saga, and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," the latest film from director Terry Gilliam.

Ledger's death has affected both of them in different ways.

The actor, who died Tuesday of unknown causes at age 28, had finished filming "The Dark Knight" late last year. It's due to be released in July. But marketing of the film, currently in post-production, has been thrown into turmoil, the trade paper Variety notes.

The early push for the film has focused on Ledger's villainous Joker character, including a poster with a shrouded Joker scrawling "Why So Serious?" in blood on misty glass.

The film's studio, Warner Bros., recently restructured its marketing department, Variety reports, after the departure of the executive who helped create the "Dark Knight" campaign. (Warner Bros., like CNN, is a unit of Time Warner.)

The trade paper speculates that the marketing campaign will be changed abruptly.

The studio put out a statement Tuesday saying it was "stunned and devastated" by the news of Ledger's death. "The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends," the statement said. 

With the Joker, Ledger was taking on a role that Jack Nicholson had rendered indelibly in 1989's "Batman." But "Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan said the actor had more than measured up to Nicholson. "To be perfectly honest ... what he's doing is indescribable. He's figured it out," Nolan told the crowd at an August comic book convention in Chicago. 

The role as arch villain The Joker disturbed Ledger, according to The Associated Press. He called the character a "psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy."

Although unusual, Ledger's death does not mark the first time a major star has died while a film has been in production.

Perhaps the most famous example is James Dean, who died in September 1955, before post-production on "Giant" had finished. Dean's dialogue in the film's final scene had to be re-recorded, Variety observes, because he had mumbled in the shot. (Dean and director George Stevens famously clashed during filming.)

Dean was nominated for an Oscar for his performance, his second posthumous Oscar nomination after "East of Eden."

Brandon Lee died during filming of 1994's "The Crow," prompting director Alex Proyas to use a stunt double and special effects. Oliver Reed had a heart attack during the making of 2000's "Gladiator"; technology made it possible for director Ridley Scott to use a double as a stand-in with Reed's face computer-generated in.

Gilliam's film, which concerns prime Gilliam material such as a magic mirror, a traveling show, the devil and a rougish character played by Ledger, is more problematic.

The cast had just completed filming in London, which actor Christopher Plummer characterized as "cold as bejesus" to Entertainment Weekly. "You know how damp it gets in London. And at night the temperature drops horribly, and that little breeze gets up. You have to wear tons of stuff," he said.

Plummer said that Ledger had a "terrible, lingering bug in London, and he couldn't sleep at all. We all -- I thought he'd probably got walking pneumonia," he told EW.

Gilliam has had challenges before. During the making of his film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," the Monty Python troupe member coped with filming near a NATO shooting range, a flash flood and a star with a herniated disc, a final indignity that prompted financiers to pull the plug.

But nothing approaches Ledger's death. Indeed, part of the reason Gilliam was able to obtain the film's relatively paltry $30 million financing was because of Ledger's agreement to star, according to Variety.

Ledger and Gilliam had become close during the making of Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" and Ledger had plans to become a feature director himself, several sources have reported. The actor had directed a handful of music videos, including one for Ben Harper, with whom he formed a record company.

Last month, Gilliam told Variety, "He's going to be a much better director than I will ever be."

Plummer told EW that "Parnassus" had "an enormous amount left to do." After a short break, the cast was going to re-convene in Vancouver, British Columbia, primarily for technical and special-effects work.

"God knows what's going to happen now," Plummer
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JAKELANDIA on Jan 24, 2008, 12:42 PM
From Spain

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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 12:50 PM
http://wcbstv.com/seenon/heath.ledger.timeline.2.636984.html

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Ledger's Death: A Timeline Of Events
Reporting: John Slattery

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Nearly 48 hours into the investigation of actor Heath Ledger's sudden death, police have put together a timeline of the events in the house leading up to the mysterious discovery of his lifeless body.

According to investigators, Ledger's housekeeper arrived at his SoHo apartment on 421 Broome St. at 12:30 on Tuesday.

At 1 p.m., the housekeeper told police she saw Ledger in bed, and reported hearing him snoring.

At 2:45, masseuse Diana Wolozon arrives at the apartment, but says Ledger's bedroom door is closed.

By 3 p.m., Wolozon calls Ledger's cell phone, but he didn't answer.

Ten minutes later, Wolozon says she entered Ledger's bedroom, set up her massage table, approached the unresponsive actor, and shook him. She then called Ledger's friend, actress Mary-Kate Olson in Calfornia, who called private security guards.

Some time after that, Wolozon called Olson again and tells her, "I think he's dead."

Only then, at 3:26 p.m., did Wolozon call 911 and attempt to revive Ledger.

At 3:33, EMS and private security arrived. CPR was administered on Ledger.

At 3:36, Ledger was pronounced dead.

***

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 24, 2008, 01:01 PM
I've already started to gather them to leave when we go to tomorrow. I also gathered posts from here. If anyone objects to having their words included please pm me.

Thank you so much Ethan and LuvJackNasty. It means so much to all of us who can't be there physically, but you know that all of our thoughts are right there with you...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Auchinleck on Jan 24, 2008, 01:07 PM
Rest in peace, Heath.  Your work touched so many.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 01:09 PM

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/01/24/pavement_art_becomes_shrine_to_ledger

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Pavement Art Becomes Shrine To Ledger
01/24/08  12:36:52

(http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2007/12/03/thumbs/Heath%20Ledger-AGM-007531.jpg)

Cement art Heath Ledger and his young daughter Matilda created on the sidewalk near his former New York home has become an unlikely shrine to the movie star.

Ledger scribbled 'Matilda' in the wet cement after his two-year-old daughter stepped on the drying pavement in Brooklyn last summer.

Her print was joined by that of a former neighbor's dog, called Hugo.

Neighbor Roger Lang, who lived across the street from the apartment Ledger shared with his ex-fiancee, Matilda's mother Michelle Williams, confirmed the markings were the actors to stunned fans who gathered outside his old home on Wednesday morning.

Lang said. "It was a secret. It was a fun thing. He did it as a surprise for his family."

Fans have since placed carnations on the sidewalk near Ledger's footprint art - as a tribute to the actor.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 24, 2008, 01:12 PM
Froggy, your black avatar...  I would say I "like" it, but like isn't really the right word.  I feel it, perhaps...

kathy

 :ghug:

Ethan , once again, thank you so much x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 24, 2008, 01:12 PM
I think that one of the most moving and beautiful tributes to Heath Ledger was a quote from Ang Lee appearing in an Associated Press report:

"Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life," said Ang Lee, who directed Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain."  "He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined -- a thirst for life, for love and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him.  His death is heartbreaking." 

I think the grief about Heath Ledger becomes more profound as acceptance sinks in.  I tell you that when I first learned of it, I was in total disbelief.  Then I felt as if I wanted to be sick.  There's always going to be a million questions in my mind.  Could he have been saved had someone been in the bedroom with him?  Did he try in some way to get help before losing consciousness?  Could it have made a difference had 911 been called immediately?  Why oh why couldn't he have been more careful about medications?  Could it have been pneumonia? 

I've been listening to the Brokeback soundtrack.  I had to stop because it was so painful.  In the context of Heath Ledger's death, listening to and seeing Brokeback again is simply too much to bear right now.  The way that Ennis dealt with the loss of Jack was unforgettable.  In Annie Proulx' story, Ennis would dream about Jack.  All Ennis had left of Jack were the memories that lived inside of him and Jack's precious shirt.  My hope is that we live on in the good memory of Heath Ledger and not in the regret.  Now we realize fully why Ennis said "Jack, I swear."  There are no existing words to measure this loss.

I am sorry to ramble on so.  I love you all.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 01:15 PM
God, I want so badly to go to NYC right now, just to see the tributes and the little footprint in the cement.  I would love to leave work and jump on a train and just go.  My mind still refuses to accept that he's gone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: goblondie on Jan 24, 2008, 01:20 PM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Thank you very much Ethan.
Please keep us updated on net, I cant get to new newspapers here in Village on Faroe Islands. So I get all info on net.
Its so sad. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 24, 2008, 01:20 PM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/01/24/pavement_art_becomes_shrine_to_ledger
Pavement Art Becomes Shrine To Ledger
01/24/08  12:36:52

Cement art Heath Ledger and his young daughter Matilda created on the sidewalk near his former New York home has become an unlikely shrine to the movie star.
Ledger scribbled 'Matilda' in the wet cement after his two-year-old daughter stepped on the drying pavement in Brooklyn last summer.  Her print was joined by that of a former neighbor's dog, called Hugo.

(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5857500,00.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 01:21 PM


Friends, similar warnings have been out since this morning.  I post it here just to make sure you are careful when you do searches on news articles about Heath. 


There are many people out there who are poised to exploit this outpouring of grief for Heath.  Take extra precautions, especially when you don't have a firewall.


http://www.idm.net.au/story.asp?id=9244


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Malicious Websites Plague Ledger Search Results

By Greg McNevin

January 25, 2008: It hasn’t taken long for cyber criminals to launch a range of exploits playing off the death of Heath Ledger, with a myriad of malicious websites already popping up in an attempt to hijack search results and the PC’s of web surfers shocked by the news.

Trend Micro is warning that millions of people around the world searching for information on the Australian star are at risk as malicious websites infiltrate legitimate search engine results.

Discovered by Trend Micro research project manager Ivan Macalintal within hours of the tragic news, the malicious resemble those that plagued Google’s results late last year, turning up when users use search terms such as “heath” and “ledger”.

Like last year, and again recently when malware authors took advantage of the death of Benazir Bhutto, when a bad link is clicked users are automatically redirected to another site that requires them to download a “new version of ActiveX Object.”

This begins a series of redirections that end in the download of different malicious files such as TROJ_RENOS.LZ, and WORM_NUCRP.GEN according to Trend Micro.

“Piggybacking on newsworthy events is not new,” writes Trend Micro’s Bernadette Irinco on the security firms official blog. “In this case, malware authors simply used news of Ledger’s death to jumpstart massive redirections as they know many people are wont to do searches on this hot news item.”

Irinco does note, however, that there seems to be a bigger story behind this particular attack.

“Upon deeper analysis, researchers find reason to believe that these malicious URLs are among those resulting from the suspected hacking of Web servers of a certain Czech hosting provider,” writes Irinco. “Hacked sites residing in these servers carry a malicious JavaScript code, which, when accessed, follow the same redirection algorithm as the Heath Ledger links.”

The firm says it has initiated communication with the Czech CERT, and adds that in the meantime users can use its threat protection to secure themselves.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Auchinleck on Jan 24, 2008, 01:22 PM
This link is highly offensive.  I saw it linked on another website and am disgusted by it, but I wanted other fans to see the vile attitudes of some 'people'.  Can't these people be put to sleep? 

http://www.godhatesamerica.com/

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 01:31 PM
Thank you for that information tpe. It is unfortunate that such precautions need to be taken.


AnitaSmith, thank you for posting the pic of the cement art. How lovely.


For everyone, just a reminder:


Let us please keep speculation as to Heath’s state of mind and the cause of his death to personal messages or conversations. Again, we really don’t know anything conclusive, and personal opinions as to how he spent his final days and what he was feeling are just that. I am sure that each of us clings to the image that seems accurate to us, and there are likely to be many different variations of those impressions.

What we can do for each other at this time, and have been doing so beautifully these last couple of days, is to continue to lean on and support one another through our grief process, and to remember that this is a place we can always come to celebrate his life, and share our sorrow at his passing.

No censorship is intended here. Rather a sensitivity to the feelings of all our members and visitors, who are taking comfort in the fellowship to be found on this forum and in this thread. And to show respect to Heath, who was an intensely private person, and his family, in honor of his memory.

Thank you for your consideration. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: AnitaSmith on Jan 24, 2008, 01:35 PM
What we can do for each other at this time, and have been doing so beautifully these last couple of days, is to continue to lean on and support one another through our grief process, and to remember that this is a place we can always come to celebrate his life, and share our sorrow at his passing.  :ghug:

Thank you so much, FlwrChild.  :\'(

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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 01:44 PM
As was already mentioned by some of you...

I wish there was a way to tell him how much Heath meant to us. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/01/24/2008-01-24_heath_ledgers_father_heads_to_ny.html

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Heath Ledger's father heads to NY
By RICH SCHAPIRO and CORKY SIEMASZKO
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 1:17 PM

Heath Ledger's heartbroken father is coming to New York to collect his son's body.

Kim Ledger is expected to fly here tomorrow and begin the painful business of making arrangements to bury the 28-year-old "Brokeback Mountain" star, who was found dead in a SoHo loft on Tuesday.

"He wants to be with his son," said Dominick Capella, director of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Ave. "That will take place here."

There has been no decision on whether Ledger will be laid to rest in his native Perth, Australia, or his adopted city of New York.

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Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 01:45 PM
(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5857500,00.jpg)

My tears are starting again...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 01:55 PM

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,23101658-948,00.html?from=mostpop

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Hollywood stars to farewell Ledger ahead of Perth burial
January 24, 2008 02:27pm

HOLLYWOOD stars are expected to farewell Heath Ledger at a service in Los Angeles this week ahead of his burial in Perth and a possible memorial service at his school, Guildford Grammar.

The Los Angeles service could take place as early as Saturday Australian time, a source close to the family told The Daily Telegraph.

It is believed tentative plans have been made and supermodel Gemma Ward's mother hinted at "an event in Los Angeles'' which would be attended by Ledger's father, Kim.

"I anticipate (Gemma) will be coming home for the premiere movie The Black Balloon but she will probably attend and even in Los Angeles at the end of the week with (Legder's) father,'' Claire Ward had told The Australian.

However, it is understood that Ledger will be buried in Perth, where he may be farewelled at a memorial service at his old school, the prestigious Guildford Grammar.

The 28-year-old's body is understood to have been transferred to New York's Frank E Campbell funeral chapel after an inconclusive autopsy, ahead of a final trip home to his family in Perth.

A spokesman for the renowned US funeral company confirmed it was handling the arrangements for Ledger's family.

``They have contacted us for the arrangements, I am unable to give any more information,'' he said.

Guildford Grammar School has offered to hold a memorial service for Ledger.

A spokeswoman said the family had not decided whether to accept the offer from the school, where the young Heath Ledger excelled in sport and drama.

The Frank E Campbell funeral chapel's website says it has served heads of state, United Nations ambassadors, dignitaries, royalty, film stars and families from all walks of life.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 02:03 PM
OMG!  I found this picture from Reuters on the web... do you remember the Toronto picture with Jake, Mississaugared & Tpe?

 :\'(

Crap, it's us!  :\'( :\'( :\'(

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

 
This morning I found the pic on page 7 of Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

This is from Theresa's blog that Christie posted the link to.

OMG.

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x206/barkank/Heath%20general/tripleportraitofHeath.jpg)

A Melbourne artist has released his never-before-seen portrait of Heath Ledger a day after the Australian actor's death.

Docklands-based Vincent Fantauzzo's haunting portrait depicts Ledger as three separate figures, one looking straight on, the others whispering into each of the central figure's ears.

Fantauzzo painted the actor's portrait with the intention of entering it into the prestigious Archibald Prize, Australia's premier portraiture competition.

I saw this on the television last night, I am sure this portrait will win the Archibald Prize it is so beautiful. When it goes on display I will go to the Art Gallery to see it for real.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 02:10 PM


http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20173620,00.html

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Uncles: Heath Ledger Was 'Vibrant and Fun-Loving'
THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2008 01:10 PM EST

By Stephen M. Silverman

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Photo by: Vera Anderson / WireImage 

Haydn Ledger, an uncle of the late Heath Ledger, dismisses any suggestion that his "vibrant and fun-loving" nephew might have done anything rash such as take his own life.

"It just wouldn't come into the equation at all," the elder-generation Ledger said on Thursday's CBS The Early Show, speaking from a TV studio in Perth, Australia.

About the news of the death, which he called "a tragic accident," the uncle said, "We only found out yesterday morning, along with everybody else."

Haydn Ledger appeared on the program with another uncle of the actor's, Mike Ledger. Both said Heath had a joy for living. "No family gathering or party ever got going until he was in the room," said Haydn.

Both men also passed on answering a question about Heath's recently being depressed, as has been suggested by some friends of the late leading man. "Inwardly or outwardly, we can't really comment on that," said Haydn.

Mike Ledger said that was a question for Heath's parents to answer "at a period of time to come."

For now, said the uncles, they wished to remember their nephew as "family-orientated" and as the loving father of his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose. To Heath, said Mike Ledger, being a father "meant everything in the world."



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 02:19 PM


http://media.www.technicianonline.com/media/storage/paper848/news/2008/01/24/ArtsEntertainment/Reflect.On.Life.Not.On.Death-3164613.shtml

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Reflect on life, not on death
Andrew Johnson
Issue date: 1/24/08 Section:
Arts & Entertainment

"I hope they finished filming The Dark Knight."

That was the first thought that entered my head last night when I heard the news that actor Heath Ledger had been found dead his in his New York apartment. I know, I know, I'm a jerk -- a guy dies and the first thing I think of is how it will affect the movie. But I'm not the only one who thought that, it seems. In fact, it seems like people everywhere care more about the circumstances and the effects of his death, rather than the simple fact that he died.

A few recent articles even have headlines like, "Ledger's autopsy inconclusive; details will take 10 days" -- as if to say, "In two weeks, we'll be back with the latest gossip and speculation!"

I guess that's to be expected in a culture where the cult of celebrity is growing larger every day. Americans are obsessed with celebrities, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because they represent success, and wealth -- you know, the American dream. Maybe it's just because we're jealous. Whatever the reason, you've got to wonder why people can tell you the name of Tom and Katie's kid but don't know who won the last political primary.

There is a common perception nowadays that because someone is "famous" we should devote countless hours of attention to their lives, and not just their lives, but their deaths as well. Remember when Anna Nicole Smith died, and how for weeks you couldn't turn to CNN without seeing her face plastered everywhere? I'm not saying it wasn't newsworthy, but surely there were other more important and relevant events happening in the world during that time. What does that say about us as a culture? Is that something good or bad? I don't have an answer, I'm just saying it's something to think about.

A few minutes after the Ledger story broke, I got an IM from a friend telling me that Wikipedia was going bonkers. Users were editing Ledger's entry to include what was then just speculation about how he had died. One minute it said he had died of an intentional heroin overdose.Then you'd hit Refresh, only to find it was now listed as accidental. Some people even edited the entry as a prank, posting that he'd been found wearing his Joker make-up, and other film-related falsities. How respectful.

Hollywood has lost one of its brightest young stars, but rather than simply acknowledge this fact, the media (not to mention the majority of average citizens) immediately jumped all over the story and started implying things that may or may not be true. Heck, it's been two days since he died, and I'm still not sure what really happened. Was it an accident or a suicide? Was it related at all to his work, particularly his new role as a twisted psychopath in the new Batman movie? Was he a drug addict?

What I'm wondering is: does any of that matter?

A talented performer is gone, and the world -- at least from the eyes of a filmgoer -- is worse without him. Perhaps before we jump to conclusions and make investigations and discover the "truth" behind his death, we should take a few minutes to reflect on his life. It's a courtesy usually offered to non-celebrities. Why should the rich and famous be treated any differently?

I remember when I first saw Ledger on screen, in the Mel Gibson war drama The Patriot. It wasn't a breakthrough performance, but it certainly indicated that there were some serious acting chops beneath the pretty face. It would only be a few years later when he'd be nominated for an Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain. And with all the publicity surrounding his new role in The Dark Knight, it seemed like he was on the verge of superstardom. All that, and the main questions being asked now is, "Did the apartment belong to Mary-Kate Olsen?" and, "Is it because he got too immersed in the role of the Joker?"

I wonder if Ledger could see us now, what he'd think about all the uproar. Maybe he'd feel honored we care enough to get so riled up about the details of his death.

But then again, maybe he'd think this was all just a big joke.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: goblondie on Jan 24, 2008, 02:23 PM
This cant be true  ???

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755)

Poor Heaths family  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Flower on Jan 24, 2008, 02:33 PM
Oh no =( this is so sad  :\'(

Don't know what I can write...

why?   :\'(

Heath, I know I never knew you, but as an actor you really touched me.
You were so young, why did you have to die?
....

RIP Heath Ledger


  :ghug:  to everyone who needs it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 02:37 PM
This cant be true  ???

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755)

Poor Heaths family  :\'(

Those people are beyond reproach.  Best to just ignore them.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 24, 2008, 03:21 PM
From finnish newspaper.

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/videot/viihde/1479857

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/videot/viihde/1479927
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 24, 2008, 03:23 PM
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/videot/viihde/1479391
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 24, 2008, 03:34 PM
This cant be true  ???

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22813570/?GT1=10755)

Poor Heaths family  :\'(

They are a well known group of psychopaths and a cult, they all belong to the same family either by birth or marriage, you get the picture.

They are totally evil and independent from any church or religious organisations. One of the groups on their most hated list is the Catholic church! So you see what I mean.

They love it when we get all worked up about them, because they are so sick they love the confrontation and the publicity it generates.

Indeed, the best way to deal with them is to ignore them completely.




Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 03:46 PM
Friends, as FlwrChild has said, let's try to focus on Heath's life and his achievements.  There is so much there to celebrate.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 03:51 PM

http://kalgoorlie.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?class=lifestyle%20news&subclass=innovation&story_id=1169057&category=silicon%20kid

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Heath Ledger's death triggers net meltdown
Asher Moses

(http://static.yourguide.com.au/images/viewimages/?image=407755&size=2)
Sad unveiling ... his portrait of Ledger by Vincent Fantauzzo was to be entered for the Archibald Prize. Ledger sat for the artist in Perth only last month.
 
Heath Ledger's shock death caused one of the biggest internet meltdowns since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge traffic spikes.

The 28-year-old Australian actor was found dead on Tuesday in his New York apartment.

Unique browsers on smh.com.au rose almost 250 per cent compared with Tuesday's figures and total page impressions jumped 60 per cent, according to Nielsen NetRatings.


On theage.com.au, unique browsers and page impressions jumped by 75 per cent and 53 per cent, respectively.


On both smh.com.au and theage.com.au more than 60 per cent of total page impressions yesterday went to stories and photo galleries on Ledger.


Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, "Heath Ledger", skyrocketing a staggering 110,285 per cent.


"A solid 62 per cent of those searches came from women, and the biggest search traffic came from New York, Arizona, and California," Yahoo said.


The Google "Hot Trends" listing of the 100 fastest rising search terms for January 22 contains 25 relating to Ledger, including seven in the top 10.


Popular searches included Ledger's movies (including Brokeback Mountain and A Knights Tale ; the names of his daughter and former partner (Matilda and Michelle Williams, and his New York city address (421 Broome Street).


Among the searches were many misspellings including Keith Ledger, Keith Fletcher, Heath Leader, Keith Legend and Heath Fletcher.


A number of internet fansites devoted to Ledger melted down not long after word of his death hit the news, but legions of Ledger fans still paid their respects via groups and profiles on Facebook and MySpace.


Yahoo Buzz: top moving search terms


1. Heath Ledger

2. Healthiest Diet

3. Meg Whitman

4. Hal Holbrook

5. Rotten Neighbor Website

6. Top 10 Worst Movies Of 2007

7. Michelle Williams

8. 10 Things I Hate About You

9. Cate Blanchett

10. A Knights Tale

(As of Wednesday, January 23, 2007)


Google Trends: Fastest-rising search term


1. Heath Ledger

2. Keith Ledger

3. Michelle Williams

4. Heath Ledger found dead

5. Rotten Neighbor

6. Kate Voegele

7. Brokeback Mountain

8. Oscar Nominations

9. Matilda Ledger

10. Michelle Williams Heath Ledger

(As of Tuesday, January 22, 2007)


Source:smh.com.au
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Delphi on Jan 24, 2008, 03:55 PM
I feel like I lost a family member.  I am not up for watching the movie for a bit. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 04:01 PM
http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/?p=3570

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Heath Ledger Funeral Set for NYC, Death Still a Mystery
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
Ledger’s family makes sad sojourn to New York for their loved one’s funeral


By Stacey Silberman

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/24/08 – Actor, father, friend and son Heath Ledger, is to have a New York funeral through the Frank E. Campbell funeral home, while Ledger’s bereaved family arrives from Perth, Australia to be by their son’s side and say good bye for the last time.


Ledger was found dead in his rented Soho apartment Tuesday afternoon by his masseuse and declared dead at 3:36 p.m. after paramedics tried to revive him. He was later taken to the morgue for autopsy, which is inconclusive at this time and requires further toxicology and tissue testing before cause of death can be determined.


General manager of Campbell’s George Amado said Thursday to the Associated Press, “The family doesn’t want us to give out any information.” Especially since Ledger found the media to be such a nuisance in his own life and had reportedly caused him some anxiety.

Not surprising as one anti-Gay church is on the lookout for the location so it can demonstrate at the proceedings.

Most of Ledger’s family first heard the news of their son and nephew’s death from the press.


Ledger has an uncle named Neil Bell who lives in California. Bell spoke to People and gave some grave details of Ledger’s death. “I heard about his death in the press, and I called his mother to find out what was happening, and even she didn’t know.” He added, “Heath’s father found out through the press…It’s a pretty devastating way to find out.”


Ledger’s immediate family still resides in Perth, where Ledger recently visited for the holidays, enjoying a little anonymity due to the lack of media presence, in and around his beloved hometown.


Ledger had actually written a thank you letter to the Australian media for leaving him alone while home for the holidays.


Perhaps two-year-old granddaughter Matilda will give Heath’s parents something to smile about as they bury their beloved 28-year-old son. Ex-fiance’ Michelle Williams, mother of Matilda, is also said to be devastated by the death. The couple met on set during the critically acclaimed film “Brokeback Mountain,” where the two acted as husband and wife.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 04:05 PM
http://www.kwtx.com/entertainment/headlines/14239882.html


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Heath Ledger Funeral

 
(January 24, 2008)-- Heath Ledger's funeral has been planned, but so far, no details have been released.

A funeral home spokesman says Ledger's family is expected to arrive in New York tomorrow.

He wouldn't give any more details, saying they would have to come from Ledger's manager.

Ledger's body was taken to the funeral home yesterday, the day after he was found dead in his loft.

The cause of death won't be determined for several days.

 
 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 04:05 PM
No mention of Jake...I do hope he is able to pay his final respects to his friend.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 04:18 PM
Oh my god, to find out from the press that your son/nephew/brother is dead is heartbreaking.  I cant imagine how they must have felt.  The journey from Australia to the US will be so so hard for them.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 04:22 PM
Oh my god, to find out from the press that your son/nephew/brother is dead is heartbreaking.  I cant imagine how they must have felt.  The journey from Australia to the US will be so so hard for them.

I know. 

If it helps them to see the shrine and meet all the many people Heath has touched in NYC (and LA this Saturday, I presume), then perhaps the hardships of the trip would somehow be alleviated.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 04:26 PM


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_k1n_zmAFHkxYYOBmztTgWLpDIgD8UCFP8O2

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Funeral Arrangements for Ledger Complete
By VERENA DOBNIK – 25 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

George Amado, the general manager of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home, refused to disclose further details, saying any additional information would have to come from Ledger's manager.

"The family doesn't want us to give out any information," he said Thursday.

The 28-year-old actor's body was taken to the funeral home on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Wednesday, a day after he was found dead in his SoHo loft with bottles of prescription drugs nearby.

An autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive and further test results weren't expected for several days, medical examiner's office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said. Police have said the Australian-born actor's death may have been caused by a drug overdose and appeared to be accidental.

Ledger's housekeeper and a massage therapist found the "Brokeback Mountain" star dead Tuesday, lying naked and face-down on his bed. Police said no illegal drugs were found in the apartment.

There were six different types of prescription drugs in the apartment, including pills to treat insomnia and anxiety, and an antihistamine, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The officials said three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe. Ledger had recently been filming in London.

On Thursday, the makeshift memorial outside Ledger's apartment building had grown to more than 100 bouquets including tulips, daisies, carnations and tropical flowers, along with candles, signs, notes and other memorials. A computer printout of an Australian flag bore the message: "We will always be proud of you, Heath. Rest in peace, mate. You will be missed."

Some of Ledger's friends and relatives said they were baffled by the actor's death because he had appeared to be happy and healthy in the last months of his life.

Haydn Ledger, one of his uncles, said his nephew wouldn't have done anything rash. "It just wouldn't come into the equation at all," he said Thursday in an interview on CBS' "The Early Show."

He and Mike Ledger, another of the actor's uncles, deflected a question about whether their nephew had been depressed, saying that should be left to his parents to address.

Ledger told The New York Times in November that working on the films "The Dark Knight" — his last finished performance — and "I'm Not There" had been stressful, and that he had taken the insomnia medication Ambien to help with sleeplessness.

Police said a housekeeper went into his bedroom to change a light bulb Tuesday and saw him sleeping and heard him snoring around 1 p.m.

"I didn't think anything was wrong," the housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, told the New York Post. She said she was "still shaking" and unable to sleep a day after the actor's death.

At 2:45 p.m., the massage therapist showed up for Ledger's appointment, knocked on his door and got no answer. She later noticed Ledger was unconscious and called actress Mary-Kate Olsen, whose number was programmed into Ledger's cell phone, to seek advice, police said.

Olsen said she would send over her private security. In the ensuing moments, the massage therapist realized that Ledger might be dead, called Olsen again, and then called 911. Paramedics — and Olsen's security people — arrived minutes later.

Before moving to Manhattan, Ledger lived with then-girlfriend Michelle Williams — who played his wife in "Brokeback" — in Brooklyn, and the couple had a daughter, the now 2-year-old Matilda. The couple split last year.

Williams and Matilda returned to their Brooklyn home Wednesday evening from Trollhattan, Sweden. The 27-year-old actress had been there shooting scenes for the upcoming film "Mammoth," said Martin Stromberg, a spokesman for film production company Memfis Film.

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Associated Press writers Tom Hays and Clare Trapasso contributed to this report.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: speechless on Jan 24, 2008, 04:30 PM
I really don't know what to say....there's not much to say is it....
Im just really sorry. He was an AMAZING actor.
When it comes to BBM I was always saying to myself, ok, they're just actors who did a great job, don't look at them trough their characters...they're just actors...but now I feel as Ennis is dead too...I don't have any will to watch a movie anymore....gosh....
Im so sorry for him and his family!
RIP Heath :\'( :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 04:42 PM
 :ghug:  I'm sure with time it will get easier, but I have to admit that two days later, I am still unable to process this news and the feelings I am having. So glad we all have each other for comfort.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 24, 2008, 04:45 PM
Just to say that I found this beautiful tribute to Heath on Facebook, had me in tears. Hope the link works:

http://hs.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1011189404309&oid=6730544948 (http://hs.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1011189404309&oid=6730544948)


Yes, this is very touching and beautiful tribute video. Thank you ande_nem.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 24, 2008, 04:51 PM

 :ghug: Well at the moment I feel it is getting worse; I mean first I was so totally shocked, couldn't hardly believe it, but when time goes by the reality hits full. Of course I'm sure too that time will help.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 04:52 PM
:ghug:  I'm sure with time it will get easier, but I have to admit that two days later, I am still unable to process this news and the feelings I am having. So glad we all have each other for comfort.

I think the more tributes I read, the harder it is and the more devastated I feel.  I dont think it will get easier for a while yet, Heath's family are flying to the US and thats just upsetting me just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 04:54 PM
Today has been one of the most horrible days of my life. Working so hard while I was trying to fight tears with all my strength. I lost my battle. My co-workers looked at me like I was crazy, and my boss was totally worried, so finally he asked me for having a talk. He was talking during one hour, and I say “he” ‘cause I was crying the whole time. He thought that I was upset for my mother illness once again, and I preferred it so, ‘cause, how do you tell somebody that you wanna die ‘cause a person you didn’t know has died?

I hate the world today, that crazy world that says that God hates me cause my love for BBM. Here in Spain all the newspapers and TV news were about Heath. I didn’t want to hear anything. I can’t stand this no more. Now I’m more aware of Heath’s dead and I feel I’m like a dead girl, not able to smile, not able to stop crying.

I’m so weak and dizzy now ‘cause today I couldn’t eat, like I couldn’t yesterday. I think that if I try to eat I’m gonna vomit for sure. I felt this "thing" three more times in my life and I know my body well; it needs to be empty right now, concentrates on how to breathe, ‘cause my being is not able to do more things now. I see everything through like a fog, seeming all a very bad dream.

Like I said before, I slept 4 hours and then I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night, wanting, needing to huge Heath so hard. I never felt before in my whole life that powerful and painful need to huge somebody. That was furious, intense and heartrending.
I had to stand up, fighting the shake of my hands; I had to take care of my mother.

I used to wonder how much and for how long one person could cry. I know now that pain can be as unfathomable as pure love, but I’m really afraid of sadness being endless like true love is.
 
I was devastated in my way to work, looking at those people smiling, talking happily, acting like nothing was happened, and I feel so alone, so tiny and so insignificant.

This morning I had the suffocating necessity to talk about Heath. I wanted everybody to know that he didn’t commit suicide, that he was not a junkie, that he was a fine man. So I talked to two girls at the bus stop, then to the bus driver, then to the receptionist of my company, then to some co-workers and then……then I just lost it. I had a hard, rough argument with a friend of mine. We started to talk about that f***ing bunch of assholes that want to picket Heath funeral….I was angry, real mad at those so cruel people and I started to cry, to shout, my fists balled, just kicking everything I found. I know I was wrong….That didn’t make me feel better.

Later my sister called to give me her condolences. I feel peace ‘cause at last somebody in my little family understood some of my devotion to BBM and cast. But at the same time I felt so weird ‘cause I realize that it seems like if Heath were one person of my family; and indeed it feels so.

Yesterday I saved in my laptop all the brokies comments in this thread, I wanted real bad to forget that day, but I wanted to keep that huge treasure that brokies thoughts are. I wanted to keep all those beautiful, heartbreaking posts to remind me that true love exists and where it is. I cried so much reading all those demonstrations of understanding and friendship. I love all of them, pure poetry to calm the pain. But I remember clearly one especially painful post for me. Yesterday when I heard about Heath's dead, my first thought after the first 10 minutes of overwhelming shock, mouth open, staring the new banner, was Keren. I knew so well that she really loved Heath. Being a Jack/Jake girl, Andrew made love Ennis, but Keren, this sweetheart, made me love Heath. She made me adore his sweet amber eyes, she made me read everything about him, she made me laugh and sigh with her words of devotion, she show me the tender and beautiful heart of a fine man.
So my heart ached for her, and I still feel for her. I was beaten, confused and scared that, at the beginning, I didn’t find this thread; that only lasted two minutes but in that time I went to the Baby pix thread looking for something to make my heart keep beating. And then I saw it…. Then it was when I started to cry and, swear to God, I cried rivers, and still the floodgates are open. There was the most killer and sad post I’ve ever read. That was a lovely pic of Heath and simply only two words, but these little words meant the world to me, ‘cause I knew well what they were saying. They were talking about a deep love, about countless nights dreaming about a prince, about true joy lost in an instant, and finally about the most hard and horrible reality: Heath was dead and the world was a worse place to live.

I’ll never forget those two words.

Yeah, Keren, MY BABY….  :\'(  :\'(


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 24, 2008, 04:55 PM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

thank u so much Ethan..  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 24, 2008, 04:58 PM
Heath Ledger: His Last Costar Reflects
Christopher Plummer talks to EW.com about the loss of his castmate from their yet-to-be-completed Terry Gilliam film ''The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus''

By Steve Daly
...
And you were scheduled to regroup in Vancouver next week?
Yeah. I don't dare say what will happen until we've talked with Terry [Gilliam]. Probably nobody will know until the end of this week what's going to happen. I spoke to Terry yesterday. We're all in shock, but he particularly, of course.... It's just awful. Quite shocking, because it's so incredible. I just left a very laughing, happy fellow, practically a few minutes ago.[/i]

This is wonderful to read, actually, to know how Heath was just a few days ago.  His crazy, smart, fascinating joie de vivre!  <^(

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 24, 2008, 05:01 PM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29991.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.
com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29691.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30011.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)

Dear Ethan,
With a lot of retard,I want to thank you with all my heart what you've done for us.My spirit has been with you,thinking how hard it must have been for you.You're a wonderful person indeed  ^f^
And I want also to beg your pardon because I have been too selfish with you and with Heath.But I couldn't stand another day like yesterday,so many hours with so much sadness,so much...I had one day free at work so,bearing in mind that my partner also had one at hers,I went out,far from all this,because I needed it...I know that you also needed but you have stayed here,posting and sharing thoughts and feelings,but I couldn't help anybody if I couldn't help myself before...However,I haven't been able to avoid thinking on him,asking myself all day long WHY?.
I hope you understand me,only a little if it's possible,but everybody have their own ways of overcoming pain and that's has been mine,wrong or not.A coworker of mine who knew what had happenned for me and who ended crying with me,has had his way by seeing the movie and toasting for Heath,wishing he can be in a better place where he has found the peace he had lost here...Everybody and each one of us,then,has their reactions,and I'm an human being.However,I feel ashamed and I beg you forgive me,please.   %)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r91/MerryMadness/CELEB2.jpg)

GOOD-BYE,HEATH,SWEET EYES; YOU´RE NOW AN ANGEL
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 05:02 PM
This is the latest post on this most wonderful and incredibly poignant memorial blog for Heath.  I cried when I saw the picture that accompanied it.  I still am.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/newsweek-obituary-for-heath-ledger.html
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Raisa on Jan 24, 2008, 05:03 PM

Baby Tammy  :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug:, remember you are not alone! We are here. I wish I could do more.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 24, 2008, 05:05 PM

Yesterday I saved in my laptop all the brokies comments in this thread, I wanted real bad to forget that day, but I wanted to keep that huge treasure that brokies thoughts are. I wanted to keep all those beautiful, heartbreaking posts to remind me that true love exists and where it is. I cried so much reading all those demonstrations of understanding and friendship. I love all of them, pure poetry to calm the pain. But I remember clearly one especially painful post for me. Yesterady when I heard about Heath's dead, my first thought after the first 10 minutes of overwhelming shock, mouth open, staring the new banner, was Keren. I knew so well that she really loved Heath. Being a Jack/Jake girl, Andrew made love Ennis, but Keren, this sweetheart, made me love Heath. She made me adore his sweet amber eyes, she made me read everything about him, she made me laugh and sigh with her words of devotion, she show me the tender and beautiful heart of a fine man.
So my heart ached for her, and I still feel for her. I was beaten, confused and scared that at the beginning I didn’t find this thread; that only last two minutes but in that time I went to Baby pix thread looking for something to make my heart keep beating. And then I saw it…. Then it was when I started to cry and, swear to God, I cried rivers and still the floodgates are open. There was the most killer and sad post I’ve ever read. That was a lovely pic of Heath and simply only two words, but these little words meant the world to me, ‘cause I knew well what they were saying. They were talking about a deep love, about countless nights dreaming about a prince, about true joy lost in an instant, and finally about the most hard and horrible reality: Heath was dead and the world was a worse place to live.

I’ll never forget those two words.

Yeah, Keren, MY BABY….  :\'(  :\'(




Oh sweet tammy, I feel your pain, I really do.   :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: Wish I could hug you with my own arms, but just know, that I am thinking of you, and knowing the pain you are going through. Because I'm going through it too..   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 05:06 PM
 :ghug: Kathy, Carmilla, christie, sweetlilg, Baby Tammy, speechless, tpe

Tammy honey, c'mere.  :ghug:  :^^)

I know it's hard, but please don't think Heath is dead so the world is a worse place to be. Try to think that Heath lived, so the world he left behind is a better one. I know it's hard when the people in our families or 'regular lives' don't understand what we're going through, but always remember that we do, and there is always someone here for you, even if the  :ghug: we offer are only cyber  :ghug:

And I know how difficult your own life has been recently, so I can understand why you would feel discouraged, but I so truly believe in a brighter day for you, and if you will hold on and wait for it, I will hold on and wait with you. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 05:07 PM
I hope you understand me,only a little if it's possible,but everybody have their own ways of overcoming pain and that's has been mine,wrong or not.A coworker of mine who knew what had happenned for me and who ended crying with me,has had his way by seeing the movie and toasting for Heath,wishing he can be in a better place where he has found the peace he had lost here...Everybody and each one of us,then,has their reactions,and I'm an human being.However,I feel ashamed and I beg you forgive me,please.   %)

omg myprivatejack  :ghug: of course you are human and you need to live your life don't feel ashamed for giving yourself some enjoyment, Heath would want that, we all want that. In fact a friend in Sydney would have loved to do the same thing yesterday but it was not possible, so we are planning a day out next week, we feel we need the break.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 05:08 PM
Oh, mpj and Asali snuck in while I was posting.  :ghug:  :ghug: for you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 05:10 PM
This is the latest post on this most wonderful and incredibly poignant memorial blog for Heath.  I cried when I saw the picture that accompanied it.  I still am.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/newsweek-obituary-for-heath-ledger.html
They even mention the source - ennisjack.com  O0
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 24, 2008, 05:29 PM
I don't know how many of you would like to see this, but  here is the entire interview Ellen did with Heath in Feb of 2006.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU&feature=PlayList&p=FCB9E4D00AA05C67&index=11

It was during the Winter Olympics so Ellen had Heath go on a bobsled in front of a green screen.  He was so cute and funny.  And he was exhausted because he hardly got any sleep with a new baby in the house (Matilda was only 4 months old at the time

Linda  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 05:33 PM

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=22&ContentID=55843

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Family flies to US for star-studded service
25th January 2008, 6:30 WST
 
(http://www.thewest.com.au/getfile.aspx?Type=image&ID=176977&ObjectType=3&ObjectID=107660)

Heath Ledger’s grief-stricken family were last night preparing to fly to the US to attend a memorial service that will include some of Hollywood’s biggest names, according to a close friend of the family.

Amid conflicting reports about the star’s funeral arrangements and when Ledger’s body would be released by police, Perth model Sophie Ward said a funeral would be held in Los Angeles ahead of the 28-year-old star’s journey to his final resting place in Perth.

Ledger’s former school, Guildford Grammar, had also offered to hold a memorial service in its chapel but the family had not yet decided whether to accept the offer yesterday.

“I think we’re going to LA — we might be flying tonight but I’m not sure yet,” Ms Ward said yesterday. “LA is kind of central, between Perth and New York. This is just a funeral service. He’ll probably be buried in Perth.”

The 22-year-old plans to join her younger sister, supermodel Gemma Ward, 20, tomorrow at her home in New York before the pair fly to Los Angeles.

“My sister will probably make a comment at the funeral,” Ward said. “She was definitely a good friend of his (and) I expect she will.”

Ward said her sister, who was romantically linked with Ledger during his recent visit to Perth over Christmas, was crushed by news of Ledger’s sudden death. “Heath was an amazing actor and person and she is very upset. She has lost a very good friend,” she said.

Yesterday, it was revealed Ledger made a friend promise to call and “wake me up” hours before his death. Film director Shekhar Kapur said Ledger had asked him to call the next morning during a conversation on the eve of the tragedy.

Kapur, who directed Ledger in The Four Feathers, telephoned him on Monday after arriving in New York from London.

“I last spoke to him the night before he died. He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body,” he told the Daily Mail.

Supermodel Helena Christensen, 39, was on her way to him when she learnt of his death. She revealed she left a message on his answering machine just moments before his was body was found.

She told US fashion newspaper Women’s Wear Daily: “I am beyond sad at this point, and shocked. I was on my way over to pay him a visit when I found out.” Last night, Kim Ledger said he was too distraught to confirm details of his son’s funeral but previously said the actor’s death was accidental.

KATIE HAMPSON


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 24, 2008, 05:39 PM
omg myprivatejack  :ghug: of course you are human and you need to live your life don't feel ashamed for giving yourself some enjoyment, Heath would want that, we all want that. In fact a friend in Sydney would have loved to do the same thing yesterday but it was not possible, so we are planning a day out next week, we feel we need the break.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'( 

Oh,please,Asali,don´t tell me that¡Heath would want that... I feel so bad still¡ Forgive me,please,forgive me...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 05:40 PM

I have said before that I greatly admire Daniel Day-Lewis.  I admire him even more after this.

http://www.pr-inside.com/tearful-day-lewis-pays-tribute-to-ledger-r404003.htm

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TEARFUL DAY-LEWIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEDGER

Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
2008-01-24 23:26:43 -


Oscar-winning actor DANIEL DAY-LEWIS broke down in tears as he paid tribute to HEATH LEDGER during an appearance on OPRAH WINFREY's talk show on Thursday (24Jan08).
Day-Lewis broke off a chat to promote his new movie There Will Be Blood to express his sorrow at the Australian star's death from a suspected drug overdose at his New York apartment on Tuesday (22Jan08).
The 50-year-old's eyes filled with tears as he struggled to speak of Ledger's career and premature death.
He said, "I hope you don't mind if I speak about this Oprah... I feel very unsettled at the moment. I only just heard the news about Heath Ledger.
"It seems strange to be talking about anything else. There isn't anything to say other than to express one's regret to his family and his friends.
"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 05:41 PM
:\'(  :\'(  :\'( 

Oh,please,Asali,don´t tell me that¡Heath would want that... I feel so bad still¡ Forgive me,please,forgive me...
:ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 05:44 PM
I have said before that I greatly admire Daniel Day-Lewis.  I admire him even more after this.

http://www.pr-inside.com/tearful-day-lewis-pays-tribute-to-ledger-r404003.htm

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TEARFUL DAY-LEWIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEDGER

Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
2008-01-24 23:26:43 -


Oscar-winning actor DANIEL DAY-LEWIS broke down in tears as he paid tribute to HEATH LEDGER during an appearance on OPRAH WINFREY's talk show on Thursday (24Jan08).
Day-Lewis broke off a chat to promote his new movie There Will Be Blood to express his sorrow at the Australian star's death from a suspected drug overdose at his New York apartment on Tuesday (22Jan08).
The 50-year-old's eyes filled with tears as he struggled to speak of Ledger's career and premature death.
He said, "I hope you don't mind if I speak about this Oprah... I feel very unsettled at the moment. I only just heard the news about Heath Ledger.
"It seems strange to be talking about anything else. There isn't anything to say other than to express one's regret to his family and his friends.
"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."


I can see why you admire Daniel Day-Lewis, oh wow   :ghug: :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 24, 2008, 05:46 PM
Yesterday I saved in my laptop all the brokies comments in this thread, I wanted real bad to forget that day, but I wanted to keep that huge treasure that brokies thoughts are. I wanted to keep all those beautiful, heartbreaking posts to remind me that true love exists and where it is. I cried so much reading all those demonstrations of understanding and friendship. I love all of them, pure poetry to calm the pain. But I remember clearly one especially painful post for me. Yesterady when I heard about Heath's dead, my first thought after the first 10 minutes of overwhelming shock, mouth open, staring the new banner, was Keren. I knew so well that she really loved Heath. Being a Jack/Jake girl, Andrew made love Ennis, but Keren, this sweetheart, made me love Heath. She made me adore his sweet amber eyes, she made me read everything about him, she made me laugh and sigh with her words of devotion, she show me the tender and beautiful heart of a fine man.
So my heart ached for her, and I still feel for her. I was beaten, confused and scared that at the beginning I didn’t find this thread; that only last two minutes but in that time I went to Baby pix thread looking for something to make my heart keep beating. And then I saw it…. Then it was when I started to cry and, swear to God, I cried rivers and still the floodgates are open. There was the most killer and sad post I’ve ever read. That was a lovely pic of Heath and simply only two words, but these little words meant the world to me, ‘cause I knew well what they were saying. They were talking about a deep love, about countless nights dreaming about a prince, about true joy lost in an instant, and finally about the most hard and horrible reality: Heath was dead and the world was a worse place to live.

I’ll never forget those two words.

Yeah, Keren, MY BABY….  :\'(  :\'(


Tammy...  :\'( :\'( :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 24, 2008, 05:47 PM
I can see why you admire Daniel Day-Lewis, oh wow   :ghug: :\'(

Thanks Asali.  I marvel at what he says here:

"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."


Sounds familiar?

Truly -- Oscar winner or not -- he speaks for all of us.


Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 24, 2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks Asali.  I marvel at what he says here:

"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."


Sounds familiar?

Truly -- Oscar winner or not -- he speaks for all of us.


Really,Daniel is such a nice and kind fellow and a great person.  :)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 24, 2008, 05:53 PM
Thanks Asali.  I marvel at what he says here:

"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."


Sounds familiar?

Truly -- Oscar winner or not -- he speaks for all of us.

What a really nice quote.  It sums up a lot of feelings regarding our anticipation of Heath's future projects.  So much to look forward to.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: cowgirlKt! on Jan 24, 2008, 05:55 PM
Dear Brokies,

This afternoon I had the privilege to go to the apartment and paid our tribute and respect to Mr. Heath Ledger. As soon as I got off the subway station a few blocks away, my heart was so aching and my tears could not stop. Every step was the hardest I had ever experienced in my life and my body was shaking. Until then when I laid the flowers, I was hit by the reality and realized what had happened.

Thank you for being with me and giving me the strength to do it on behalf of this most wonderful community. My eyes have been dried and then are wet again. I ask myself why we have to go through this? We mourn the death of Jack from the movie and now we mourn the death of Heath from the real life. For them, we are stronger and become better people in honoring Jack and Heath.

We are now even closer to Heath and forever grateful for what he has given us. :\'(  :ghug: :ghug: to everyone of you. My heart and thoughts are with you.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29991.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29691.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30011.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29831.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_29821-1.jpg)


 ^f^Thankyou so much for laying the things,its so nice that it says the web address on one thing so it lets people know that theres a whole community out here thinking of him. I can imagine it mst have been so emotional to go and pay your respects. I wish i could go (imposs i live in england!) but knowing you have done that for us means SO MUCH #) thankyou so much  :^^)x x x x x x

Baby Tammy dont forget we are all feeling the same and i know how you feel,it feels like others dont understand/wont understand but all of us on here understands how youre feeling. Im so glad i know all you out there feel like me and im not alone. Love you all.  <^(

Heath...i miss you so much  :\'( x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
I have said before that I greatly admire Daniel Day-Lewis.  I admire him even more after this.

http://www.pr-inside.com/tearful-day-lewis-pays-tribute-to-ledger-r404003.htm

--------------------------------------------------------

TEARFUL DAY-LEWIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEDGER

Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
2008-01-24 23:26:43 -


Oscar-winning actor DANIEL DAY-LEWIS broke down in tears as he paid tribute to HEATH LEDGER during an appearance on OPRAH WINFREY's talk show on Thursday (24Jan08).
Day-Lewis broke off a chat to promote his new movie There Will Be Blood to express his sorrow at the Australian star's death from a suspected drug overdose at his New York apartment on Tuesday (22Jan08).
The 50-year-old's eyes filled with tears as he struggled to speak of Ledger's career and premature death.
He said, "I hope you don't mind if I speak about this Oprah... I feel very unsettled at the moment. I only just heard the news about Heath Ledger.
"It seems strange to be talking about anything else. There isn't anything to say other than to express one's regret to his family and his friends.
"I didn't know him. I have a strong impression I would have liked him very much as a person if I had.
"I had already marvelled at some of his work. And looked forward to the work he would do in the future."



Thomas that's really beautiful. Some sweet words to cure my heart after several cruel declarations. Now reading this I know that tonight maybe I could sleep.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 24, 2008, 06:08 PM
A couple of days have passed, and it's still true. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JackluvsEnnis on Jan 24, 2008, 06:11 PM
*wails* Oh Heath baby...what happened? Tell me what happened... :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: orangetruck on Jan 24, 2008, 06:14 PM
http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=22&ContentID=55843

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“I last spoke to him the night before he died. He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body,” he told the Daily Mail.






This part still really makes me wonder...

'course, I'm still in the wanting it all just to be a nightmare phase. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: City Slickin' Cowboy on Jan 24, 2008, 06:21 PM
A couple of days have passed, and it's still true. :\'(

I know what you mean.  I'm still waiting to wake up and find this all a bad dream.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 24, 2008, 06:22 PM
Hi fellow sad Brokies ...

Last February I was actually in Wyoming.  I took a photograph while driving north on Highway 287 from Denver to Laramie.  I'd really like to post it somewhere to share with all of you.  It's a large, wide-open vista, with a beautiful blue sky.  Just looking at it makes me feel lost.  But it is, afterall, Wyoming.

Interesting, isn't it?  Heath Ledger, an actor, has now gone to stand beside a fictional character he helped to create in our collective memory - I think a fellow Brokie said it in one of the gazillion beautiful posts here (keep posting, everybody, we ALL need it!) ... they (Ledger and del Mar) are now forever linked.

And aren't we lucky we got to know both.



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 24, 2008, 06:28 PM
I'm writing this particular post in a fit of anger and rage ... so excuse my excessive emotional outburst ...

... ok ... here goes ...

... um, the folks from that kookie Kansas Church are threatening to protest an actor's funeral because he portrayed a gay person in a film ...

I guest the questions are obvious, huh? (I love ... loved ... the way Ennis would always punctuate his statements and questions with huh?) ...
1)  So are Tom Hanks and Antonio Banderas next?
2)  Nothing better to do?
3)  If you (freaks from the kookie church) are so tight with God, um, we've all got some questions...

I am focused on Mr. Ledger, his friends and family.  But this was on my heart and I wanted to let it go.

Feel free to delete if it's offensive ... thanks for reading and letting me vent.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: gambrinus on Jan 24, 2008, 06:30 PM
I have said before that I greatly admire Daniel Day-Lewis.  I admire him even more after this.

http://www.pr-inside.com/tearful-day-lewis-pays-tribute-to-ledger-r404003.htm

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TEARFUL DAY-LEWIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEDGER
Here's a link to that video clip:

http://www.tmz.com/tmz_main_video?titleid=1389981778
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
Here's a link to that video clip:

http://www.tmz.com/tmz_main_video?titleid=1389981778

Oh my, that's really beautiful and touching. I'm so moved now.... :\'(  :\'(  :\'( What a fine man Daniel Day Lewis is. Love him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
Heath's life is a celebration of the finer qualities of the human spirit.

I am truly thankful for the time he shared with us!

(http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/39767/2000646868846016205_rs.jpg)


Ah, roco what a lovely picture!  Right now, I am numb...my mind still refuses to believe that Heath is gone from us.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 24, 2008, 06:42 PM
I also wanted to say, especially to Baby Tammy:  Hang in there, dear.  How I wish I could wrap you up in a big hug and maybe ease the pain a little.  I keep trying to remember all the good things Heath left us with, not the least of which is his incredible performance as Ennis del Mar.  That part of him will live on forever.

I'm still struggling with the reality of all this.  But I am thankful beyond words for this place.  God bless everyone at ennisjack!   :ghug:  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Sammeh on Jan 24, 2008, 08:14 PM
You guys.
I found out via myspace from a friend that he had overdosed and i didn't think anything of it.
I really just thought he over did it and was in the hospital.
Then my phones going crazy and my mom is running in my room and both my Mom and Dad are yelling at me in the same moment that Heath was....dead.
I totally lost it.
I went out the nezt day and bought BBM because i left my original copy with my Dad.
I was in tears buying it.
I misss my Heath
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 24, 2008, 08:49 PM
     It's been more and more painful to watch those Entertainment News Shows, but there was some wonderful reassurance about our beloved
Heath----over 20,000 people have logged on to Facebook to register their grief, and the internet, outside of the search engine's recorded
tidal waves, also had massive interplay between people on sites such as MySpace, so that they were saying this was the biggest surge of
communication since technology wired people so much closer.  And it was mostly young people, which means Heath was their man.  It also
means only a fraction of the grief and shock was permanently recorded on web sites.  We should feel better knowing that there was a massive
response, far past what we saw, and that our love was shared, literally, by millions.
   But as to the shifting of these threads, am uneasy, and wondering what the administrators have in mind.  One moderator said we are in this
for the long run, and I can only hope that is the intent.  We will see the forum go back to steadier times, but grieving is a long, long process,
and am hoping that this site, this one forum, will always have some place we can go, to remember and console each other.  It's the third day,
and everyone is so very tired and hurting, it must be even harder on those that run this forum.  Again, I hope there will be a place here,
somewhere, permanently, for remembering Heath.  Am just.....hoping that will be so.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 24, 2008, 09:11 PM
 :ghug: :ghug: To all of my fellow brokies.

Tammy, sweetie, I wish I could give you a great big hug in person.  :ghug:
MPJ- you are allowed to take a few hours from your grief. I have moments where I think I am fine and actually hold a normal conversation with someone and then the next thing I know the tears are flowing hard. Most especially at night.  :ghug:

Tony, We will always honor Heath's memory here. There will be a place for him. He may be gone but he is most certainly not, nor will ever be, forgotten. We made a special board for the memory threads is all.

I took my daughter to her therapist (who is also somewhat of a brokie) she cut my daughters session short to spend some time with me. As soon as we were alone she gave me a huge hug and let me cry and talk. She knew I needed it and then she gave me another much needed hug before we were leaving and told me her phone line was always open if I needed to talk to her. Such a sweet woman.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 24, 2008, 09:28 PM
I went from posting everything I could put me hands on about Heath and his future film Imaginarium, when I was doing another search online for photos of the film sets,
 I was so enthralled and flabbergast to what was in reserve for us in 2009,
 ecstatic  and so so happy,
 I even had made a point of trying my darn best to reach my thousand post for Saint Valentine, and then my Friend for Perth, Australia, showed and told me the news.
at first I though this is a joke, however not.
the sad part now is I have read so much vilified  statements about his death,
its becoming overwhelming  that the media would go on speculating on improbabilities  instead of well informed facts,
that the PRESCRIBED  medications for sleeping pills where issued in London, the pills were in the bottles not spread on the floor and he was not naked on the floor, it looked like the paparazzi was making it a Marilyn Monroe  moment.
at 1pm he was still breathing, at 3,33pm he was dead.
I wish the lies would stop,
 like that B***ch who claims that he did cocaine in 2004,
she 's looking for fame on the back of a dead person same applies to the stupid church who wish to boycott his funeral.
its now been two days and I still have moments of outburst of sadness,
and the fact that Johnny Depp has stepped in to fill Heath's role in imaginarium, it doesn't lessen the pain and grief.
I have never heard of Heath Ledger..
before the Vancouver Film festival previewing Brokeback Mountain
as one of the most influential  movie about love in its purity
that would out stand the passing of time back in 2005,
now this too has become a tragedy of immeasurable  proportion 
for showing the world the dominance of hatred and its ugly face,
and for that it allowed the like of ENNIS and JACK to take on a life of their own
to show to all the moguls  of hatred
that it may lure many to the side of ignorance
and yet The firm devotion of human kindness resurfaces all heartily
to gives us the key to the most and strongest of rules
against theses fear mongers,  that LOVE is SUPREME.
this is still very hard to accept,
in time I can console myself that he has graciously  given us some of the most memorable moments on my life, what a gift that was and will always be.
Love conquers all
peace out

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 24, 2008, 09:31 PM
These are pictures of the tribute Ethan left from all us.  They were taken by press photographers and were posted all around the planet in newspapers, magazines & the web.

I already posted this one from Reuters when I found it last night

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/reuters.jpg)

And there is this one published by Newsweek

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/tribute.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 24, 2008, 09:31 PM
LJN, that's so nice.  ^f^

I have to admit the one thing I haven't had is a real hug from someone in person. A few people called and that was nice, but a warm hugs right now must be very nice. I'm glad for all of you who have that, and in the meantime, I draw comfort from the ones I've been getting here. :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 24, 2008, 09:34 PM
I wish I could give you a real hug too FC.  :ghug: Hell I wish we could all be together right now.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 24, 2008, 09:38 PM
LJN, that's so nice.  ^f^

I have to admit the one thing I haven't had is a real hug from someone in person. A few people called and that was nice, but a warm hugs right now must be very nice. I'm glad for all of you who have that, and in the meantime, I draw comfort from the ones I've been getting here. :ghug:


Yeah a personal hug would go down well. I have a friend in Sydney who is feeling the same but our arms won't stretch that far and our schedules are conflicting but next week it will happen. 
I am getting enough love here for now.:ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 24, 2008, 10:36 PM
LJN, that's so nice.  ^f^

I have to admit the one thing I haven't had is a real hug from someone in person. A few people called and that was nice, but a warm hugs right now must be very nice. I'm glad for all of you who have that, and in the meantime, I draw comfort from the ones I've been getting here. :ghug:

You've just made me even sadder, as I have not had a physical hug, either.  Well, sometimes I hug myself.  I do.  You might try it.  It's best when you hold a pillow or something.  The thing being, press something close to your heart...  Feels so good, when you don't get a hug from someone else.  But then, you have your beautiful little boy -- go give him a big hug.  At least that...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CoraJack on Jan 24, 2008, 11:57 PM
While I think it's a good idea not to speculate on Heath's death or talk about negative subjects this is also a place to maybe find some answers since many of us are constantly searching the Web for articles, etc.

Someone brought it up earlier that the housekeeper and massuse waited almost a full half an hour to call 911. Does this sound familiar? They did the same thing to Anna Nicole. It's almost like everyone is so afraid of the press that they don't want to call 911 and create a media frenzy in case it isn't "serious". This is a terrible shame. There is also some similarities with Princess Di....I know in France they have different ER procedures than we do in the US (in the US it's scoop and run, while in France they try to stabilize them at the scene) but many people said had they taken Di to the hospital sooner and she had an operation to repair her heart (how ironic that she had a broken heart) that she may have lived since the constant CPR made her condition worse. If it were not Diana would they have taken her sooner? I don't know.

I have been friends with a few celebrities, one that has also passed. All I know is that press or no press if I found my friend lying lifeless on the floor or bed 911 would be my first call--not some girl to find out "what to do".

If I have to apologize then I will, but I think I've moved into the "anger" phase of my grieving now. The actions of these two women waiting so long and asking some young girl what to do just has me very ticked off.

Christina
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 24, 2008, 11:57 PM
Thanks for posting this, It's nice to know that Heath was so well liked in Hollywood.   :c)

Here's a link to that video clip:

http://www.tmz.com/tmz_main_video?titleid=1389981778
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 25, 2008, 12:03 AM
Christina

I thought the same thing.  I can't believe they called Mary Kate Olsen twice before they called 911.  This could haved been a move that cost Heath his life.    :\'(

All I know is that press or no press if I found my friend lying lifeless on the floor or bed 911 would be my first call--not some girl to find out "what to do".

Christina

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CoraJack on Jan 25, 2008, 12:07 AM
Christina

I thought the same thing.  I can't believe they called Mary Kate Olsen twice before they called 911.  This could haved been a move that cost Heath his life.    :\'(


I agree, I KNOW we are not supposed to speculate...but a lot can happen in 30 minutes, especially if he indeed did accidentally take too many pills or had a drug interaction. Maybe we will never know?
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: frenchcda on Jan 25, 2008, 01:19 AM
Christina

I thought the same thing.  I can't believe they called Mary Kate Olsen twice before they called 911.  This could haved been a move that cost Heath his life.    :\'(


we will never, but what I find hard to digest is why on earth would someone call her, instead of 911, I know here in my Country or IMO I would call 911 first and foremost, before asking advise, sorry I am a bit pissed that this person is she such a dingbat for not having the basic knowledge of what one ought to do when needed to save a life, for the love of God, are all these people surrounding actors and actress  all that dumb.
truly this is not the first time this has happened, anyway I ain't going to go on, I finished my grieving now I am angry also
1.00PM snores, 2.45 no answer, 3.00PM she sets up the table and then check and see he's cold, the thought following is mindbogglingly  irrational from my side, shouldn't she had first tried to make sure he was awake before setting her table, then she called the Olson twin not once but twice, before calling 911, the private security and ambulance  get there 3.33.PM makes me think twice!

BTW:  in the local film industry there is talk that the Imaginarium film with Heath ledger was almost to completion, they were coming to Vancouver to do some CGI scenes, maybe I repeat maybe we might get fortunate enough that most of the film could be salvageable , I would be very please to remember is last film as the character that fools you into is magic world trough his mirrors and hand trick and subtle nuances of mischiefs , than of the grotesque demon of the dark Night, but that is not for me to judge, we shall see!
cheer
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 01:35 AM
 :ghug:  :ghug:

I know it's all so frustrating, just to think of the could have beens. But there are so many could have beens. I'm taken as far back as when Jim Henson died. He had pneumonia. One day he felt a little sick, the next he was gone. The thought echoing through everyone's mind, I'm sure (especially his family's) was "If only..." If only they'd realized how sick he was. If only he'd gone to a doctor sooner. If only...

I don't think it falls under the heading of speculating to express this anger and frustration. As long as we don't belabor the issue of details, we should feel free to get these feelings out. I hope you know I share your frustration, as well as your sorrow, over this tragic chain of events that led to the loss of our angel. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: lamusica on Jan 25, 2008, 02:53 AM
LJN, that's so nice.  ^f^

I have to admit the one thing I haven't had is a real hug from someone in person. A few people called and that was nice, but a warm hugs right now must be very nice. I'm glad for all of you who have that, and in the meantime, I draw comfort from the ones I've been getting here. :ghug:



I consider all these post to be hugs, FlowerChild.  I can't even mention Heath to anyone else because I start crying.  Here, I can read all the beautiful posts and cry to my heart's content.  Shared tears are hugs, I think.  It is good that we have this place so we know how much other people are hurting, too, and missing our man.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 25, 2008, 03:41 AM
:ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:


With love to everyone here, to everyone who has posted, to everyone who has just read the posts. To the mods for keeping us imformed and comforting us while grieving themselves. I haven't said much, but believe me I'm with you.  :\'( :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 25, 2008, 03:53 AM
Here's a link to that video clip:

http://www.tmz.com/tmz_main_video?titleid=1389981778

I have always liked Daniel Day Lewis. That's now moved into loving him for this.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: orangetruck on Jan 25, 2008, 03:55 AM
Hi Rosie. I'm really in kind of another place in the whole world right now....  :ghug:

Good to see someone else is up and about these parts. I'm just lost in the pieces of why and how, and howw, and howww.   :-\\
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 05:07 AM
we will never, but what I find hard to digest is why on earth would someone call her, instead of 911,

There are so many reasons as to why people react the way they do when they face a crisis. Some people become stone cold and do all the right things and completly break down later, some can't do anything, and some do silly and stupid things. It is human nature to react differently and I don't think it is our place to judge someone we do not know.

Please let us not start with the what ifs and whys.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 05:10 AM
I want to echo Rosie, love to everyone here,this place is helping me deal with the devastating and tragic loss of Heath.  Still doesn't feel real.  Thanks to everyone for being here.  :ghug:

This is a lovely tribute to Heath from Adam Sutton, who worked with Heath on Ned Kelly and BBM.

http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-AU&brand=ninemsn&vid=cee7c897-6e44-4f52-902e-0222f032c553
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 05:21 AM
:ghug: to you Christie

I just sent an email to a Norwegian gossip mag. They had used the image of "our" things at Heaths appt. The ones Ethan laid down. And I told them how we on this site, through meetings, have become friends in real life. And that I am consoling my friends, and being consoled in return by friends now. :) Wether we have met or not, it is good to be here together.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 05:27 AM
It is human nature to react differently and I don't think it is our place to judge someone we do not know.
Please let us not start with the what ifs and whys.

 O0  Well said Esme, I totally agree with you.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 05:33 AM
:ghug: to you Christie

I just sent an email to a Norwegian gossip mag. They had used the image of "our" things at Heaths appt. The ones Ethan laid down. And I told them how we on this site, through meetings, have become friends in real life. And that I am consoling my friends, and being consoled in return by friends now. :) Wether we have met or not, it is good to be here together.

Oh esme.   :ghug:  I see the tribute Ethan laid down everywhere, and I can't believe that such a beautiful thing that brought us all together has had to be used in this way.  It breaks my heart to think of it.  But I am glad that I am here, with you all, because it helps me deal with the pain and the grief a little better.   :\'( :\'( :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 25, 2008, 05:37 AM
I just realised that all those who were at the EGT in London have the same little white cowboy hat and badge that Ethan left at Heath's apartment :-\\ I think it's a comfort, though - just one more thing that ties us all together with the man whose awesome performance led us here.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 05:38 AM
  
  How some of us wish we could have been there at that park, and talked to him and maybe have been a help. 
 
Heath died.  This is Day 4, and I'm suffering worse than ever.


Dear Toni, I am very touched by your post, please keep courage, we are all afflicted so deeply !   It's a chance that we can support ouselves on this forum  :ghug:
Simone
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Asali on Jan 25, 2008, 05:41 AM
:ghug: to you Christie

I just sent an email to a Norwegian gossip mag. They had used the image of "our" things at Heaths appt. The ones Ethan laid down. And I told them how we on this site, through meetings, have become friends in real life. And that I am consoling my friends, and being consoled in return by friends now. :) Wether we have met or not, it is good to be here together.
Very nice thing to do Esme, I am so pleased they chose 'our' tribute to spread around the world, I just wish it was being spread about under happier circumstances.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: goblondie on Jan 25, 2008, 05:42 AM
my god,im crying when I see pics of Ennis and Jack together... :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 05:44 AM
Dear Brokies, my hugs are not enough but your words give comfort. Thank you for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Together we will be strong.

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

I am going to Broome Street in a few hours and pay respect to Heath with flowers, a button and a card from the forum

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/order.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/001.jpg)

On the card, I wrote

"Dear Heath, anything interesting up in the heaven? We miss you."

I know you all will be with me.  :\'( :ghug: :ghug:

Thank you Ethan to do that for us all  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 05:45 AM
I just realised that all those who were at the EGT in London have the same little white cowboy hat and badge that Ethan left at Heath's apartment :-\\ I think it's a comfort, though - just one more thing that ties us all together with the man whose awesome performance led us here.

That hadn't occured to me.... I need to go find it when I go home and just have it out for a little while

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 05:55 AM
my god,im crying when I see pics of Ennis and Jack together... :\'(

Me too dear goblondie and I cryed a lot last wednesday watching Brokeback Mountain on TV  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 25, 2008, 05:57 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/Mendalind/heath.jpg)

I'm not sure if the above image has been posted previously or not.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 05:58 AM
Carefree Wind, that made me smile :)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 25, 2008, 06:02 AM
     Hello, Simone---I had deleted the post before you replied.  Am so very tired, exhausted, and do not know what the moderators find right
or wrong, so I just took it off.
    Will return the part you made reference to, however.  There had been a network report about Heath's sleep disorder, and how he had walked
all night, alone, often ending up at Washington Park at daybreak, where he would sometimes join in the chess games. The regulars there said he was
easy to get along with and good company and down-to-earth.  But the insomnia had always left him weary.
   I would have loved Heath as a friend if he had been a garbage collector, or if his career had failed.  He stood out from others, as someone who
loved and needed love, and in his endless personal kindness towards those he could easily have ignored.
  It hurts to think of that sleep disorder, and the lonely walks, and yet how he would be so very able to sit down and talk.  And so I said I wish
we had been there, in that time period, and been company to him, when he was so very tired.  He would not have brushed us off. Any of us.
  The deleted sections---nothing terrible, just a question of what to pass along from the news and what to leave alone.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 06:04 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/Mendalind/heath.jpg)

I'm not sure if the above image has been posted previously or not.

carefree wind, that is really beautiful.   :)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 06:07 AM
Toni, I have read your post before you have deleted it !

Don't worry  :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Annika on Jan 25, 2008, 06:34 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/Mendalind/heath.jpg)

I'm not sure if the above image has been posted previously or not.

That's beautiful. Thanks for making me smile, even it's only for a short moment, in this hard time.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 06:38 AM
Who is Mary Cate Olsen ?  (Sorry to appear stupid).
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 25, 2008, 06:43 AM
Who is Mary Cate Olsen ?  (Sorry to appear stupid).

Don't feel stupid, child actress, grown up now, was in TV show "Full House", has twin sister Ashly, (forgive if I spelled the name wrong),   Lot of money, not much else to say. 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 25, 2008, 06:45 AM
Carefree Wind - your signature is truly touching. It's from the poem "To an athlete dying young" by A.E.Houseman, isn't it? One of my favourite singer/songwriters - Eric Bogle - put the poem to music on his last CD. I hadn't thought of it before, but it's really fitting here....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 25, 2008, 06:49 AM
You are all very welcome  :ghug:

It's just such a slight ease of heart, having this place to come to, even in this time of profane sadness.

Even though my posts in this thread thus far, have been deviod of much sadness, it is there, just hidden deep inside, as many of my emotions often are. But I do share your pain, and understand it fully.

When Steve Irwin died, yet another wonderful Australian, it felt as if my whole world was falling apart. I hadn't experienced such sadness and shock since the death of my cousin, many years before. I suppose that now with Heath's passing, my emotions are in self defence mode? When I see the news reports, a part of me still can't believe that he is truly gone. But I know that shall pass, and acceptance will take its place.

It is my hope, to be able to visit Heath's place of rest, here in Perth, sometime after his funeral. If this is to happen, then I shall carry with me the thoughts and love that you all share for this most wonderful of men, and lay them there.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 06:53 AM
Don't feel stupid, child actress, grown up now, was in TV show "Full House", has twin sister Ashly, (forgive if I spelled the name wrong),   Lot of money, not much else to say. 

Thank you manhattangirl, why have they called her twice !!!  :s)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: sweetlilg on Jan 25, 2008, 06:55 AM
I've been watching all Heath's interviews since yesterday and this one really put a smile on my face.. he's laughing and playing just like a little child.. thought I'd share it with u guys!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU)

I'm gonna miss that smile :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 25, 2008, 06:59 AM
Thank you manhattangirl, why have they called her twice !!!  :s)


Bad judgement calls all around.  If they couldn't wake him, 911 should have been first call.  I don't understand why they didn't do it.  Even if  it was hopeless, EMS, (Emergency Medical Service) should have been alerted.   Funny how common sense escapes us sometimes.  
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: gambrinus on Jan 25, 2008, 07:01 AM
A small tribute from Warner Bros.

http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/HeathMemorial.html
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:01 AM
Who is Mary Cate Olsen ?  (Sorry to appear stupid).
Oh..my dear tita you made me smile for the first time in 4 days.. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:07 AM
To everyone here a big ..........
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/hug653453.gif)

I think that  it started to sink in,and I miss him so much  ....
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 07:09 AM
Oh..my dear tita you made me smile for the first time in 4 days.. :^^)

Happy to read that dear Hpv  :ghug: ^f^... You make me smile also with that comment  ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CoraJack on Jan 25, 2008, 07:12 AM
With all due respect to one of the moderators, I think a part of death is *always* to speculate on the "ifs and whys"....sorry to offend anyone. Time for me to take my leave. Trying to find reason for some things in death is a part of the healing process and if that's not allowed here then I don't see the point. (Time to review the stages of grieving). People can only go on for so long crying and being sad, then we must move on to question, be angry, and finally accept.

Anyway, thank you Ethan for being the only person in my life to ever send me a "You bet." postcard several years ago! I know that I will never, ever get one from anyone else and I STILL smile when I see it framed on my desk (I have it in a two sided frame so I can also see the "You bet.")

Best of luck to all in getting through the grieving process. Goodbye to my dear, sweet Heath in this world, but never goodbye to him in my heart.

Christina/Cora
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Carefree Wind on Jan 25, 2008, 07:14 AM
Carefree Wind - your signature is truly touching. It's from the poem "To an athlete dying young" by A.E.Houseman, isn't it? One of my favourite singer/songwriters - Eric Bogle - put the poem to music on his last CD. I hadn't thought of it before, but it's really fitting here....

Yes NoReins, that is right :) I found the words in my signature, in an article related to Heath today, and wanted to use it in my sig here, as I think it befits the man we know as Heath, all so very well.

I ought to search for the poem in its entirety.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:14 AM
This is the latest post on this most wonderful and incredibly poignant memorial blog for Heath.  I cried when I saw the picture that accompanied it.  I still am.   :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/newsweek-obituary-for-heath-ledger.html
That's so moving thanx..   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 07:19 AM
(http://th68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/tigerlilyx4/th_heath-ledger.jpg)

LETTER TO HEATH

My Heath sweet eyes:
Do you know?I had hardly posted any pictures of you in the thread;my preferences went to Jake-and Jack-.But this doesn't mean that I didn't like you,that I didn't love you.All the contrary.Yeah,in the beginning people noticed how expressive Jake's eyes were;a coworker of mine,( this one who cried with me when I told him the news and who has toasted for you're now in a better place where you're able to find peace while he was seeing BBM) said that He´s got "eyes like a headlight and he tells everything with his look..."But it's not completely true; I've always realised the sweetness of your eyes...
These days I think I've gone over your role in BBM almost scene by scene.And I remember the glance you take to Jack/Jake immediately before he say "Sometimes I miss you so much I can't hardly stand it"; all the love and tenderness in the world is reflected in this glance¡ Or when both of you descend from the mountain at the end of the summer and you are making jokes with his harmonica's sound; being as Ennis was a man of few words and no "I love yous" ,one more time your glance speaks volumes about your feelings...Or when you looked at Jack from the river,hardly a little spot on the mountain's high...You reflected yourself by your glance,in the end always sweet although sometimes wear in a "rough man" disguise.
As regards to your life off-screen,when Jake was given BAFTA award for his role in BBM,after his speech I saw how you clapped him fervently;your eyes seemed wet with emotion and looked at him with tenderness;how proud you seemed of your friend and of the effort both of you had done mentally and psychically.The same kind of look when you looked at Michelle,that reflected how in love you were with her,in the happy times when she loved you and you knew she was yours...The same look you had,much more still,when you looked at Matilda,your baby,who sooner or later will ask for her daddy and nobody will be already able to answer to her that He's working in a new movie...Yes,you had very sweet eyes,and maybe nobody has noticed how much love you had to give and how these eyes reflected this...
My grandmother said that when a beloved person is gone,she or he keeps on looking after us in another space;for this,I'm sure you'll keep on looking after your baby and Michelle,and looking at Jake with proud,and,maybe-only maybe-looking at all of us,who now are feeling a little helpless without your glance...It's difficult for me to write this,not only because I'm crying again;but also because it's not in my own language.But I do believe you'll understand it because it's written...no,not written...IT´S FELT WITH LOVE LANGUAGE.And this needs neither translation nor good grammar...
You bet,Heath,sweet eyes angel;I will always love you.I SWEAR.

:ghug:    ALICIA      :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 07:21 AM
To everyone here a big ..........
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/hug653453.gif)

I think that  it started to sink in,and I miss him so much  ....


The same for you,dear hpv;it´s good we´re able to make us smile each other in such a sad days...  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:22 AM
With all due respect to one of the moderators, I think a part of death is *always* to speculate on the "ifs and whys"....sorry to offend anyone. Time for me to take my leave. Trying to find reason for some things in death is a part of the healing process and if that's not allowed here then I don't see the point. (Time to review the stages of grieving). People can only go on for so long crying and being sad, then we must move on to question, be angry, and finally accept.

Anyway, thank you Ethan for being the only person in my life to ever send me a "You bet." postcard several years ago! I know that I will never, ever get one from anyone else and I STILL smile when I see it framed on my desk (I have it in a two sided frame so I can also see the "You bet.")

Best of luck to all in getting through the grieving process. Goodbye to my dear, sweet Heath in this world, but never goodbye to him in my heart.

Christina/Cora
Dear Christina, there is no way anyone here is censoring posts, and I hope the moderators will agree with me,only if they are really offensive, so there is no need for you to feel so, you can posts away here all you feelings,and express your grieve and anger..BTW, anyone is entitle to their opinion!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 07:23 AM
I've been watching all Heath's interviews since yesterday and this one really put a smile on my face.. he's laughing and playing just like a little child.. thought I'd share it with u guys!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU)

I'm gonna miss that smile :\'(


that was so good to see again.  Thanks for posting.  ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:26 AM
Thank you MPJ, and as some mentioned before,no need to feel guilty if you took some time off!
We love just as much  (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/Hug_Emoticon.gif)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: NoReins on Jan 25, 2008, 07:28 AM
Yes NoReins, that is right :) I found the words in my signature, in an article related to Heath today, and wanted to use it in my sig here, as I think it befits the man we know as Heath, all so very well.

I ought to search for the poem in its entirety.

Here are the words - for you, and anyone else who might see them as fitting

TO AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG

A E Houseman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields were glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CoraJack on Jan 25, 2008, 07:29 AM
There are so many reasons as to why people react the way they do when they face a crisis. Some people become stone cold and do all the right things and completly break down later, some can't do anything, and some do silly and stupid things. It is human nature to react differently and I don't think it is our place to judge someone we do not know.

Please let us not start with the what ifs and whys.

Thank you for your support, but it was already said not to start with the "ifs and whys".
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:34 AM
(http://th68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/tigerlilyx4/th_heath-ledger.jpg)

LETTER TO HEATH

My Heath sweet eyes:.

My grandmother said that when a beloved person is gone,she or he keeps on looking after us in another space;for this,I'm sure you'll keep on looking after your baby and Michelle,and looking at Jake with proud,and,maybe-only maybe-looking at all of us,who now are feeling a little helpless without your glance...It's difficult for me to write this,not only because I'm crying again;but also because it's not in my own language.But I do believe you'll understand it because it's written...no,not written...IT´S FELT WITH LOVE LANGUAGE.And this needs neither translation nor good grammar...
You bet,Heath,sweet eyes angel;I will always love you.I SWEAR.

:ghug:    ALICIA      :^^)
ALICIA, wow..your letter is too amazing for words!!!True and so full of love  :^^)
Smart words from your grandma.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 25, 2008, 07:39 AM
    CoraJack--please don't go.  We are, all of us, emotionally exhausted and physically tired.  People will disagree more, when tired, but am sure
no one wishes to give hurt feelings.
   It will be especially difficult today, if the funeral services are scheduled this day.  Then the return to Perth. There's a finality there that
takes away all hope, all that irrational hope, that somehow this all never really happened, and was only a bad dream.  There's something cruel
about funerals.  When they are over, life is supposed to go on.  And, of course it has to, but the heart says--no.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 07:49 AM
I consider all these post to be hugs, FlwrChild.  I can't even mention Heath to anyone else because I start crying.  Here, I can read all the beautiful posts and cry to my heart's content.  Shared tears are hugs, I think.  It is good that we have this place so we know how much other people are hurting, too, and missing our man.
Very well said!!!  It's very comforting to know that I can always come here and be surrounded
 by my loving brokies that I know ,feel exactly how I do ,that was my first thought when I heard about this tragedy..

BTW...Welcome and thanks to all the new members that found EnnisJack, and felt that they have to express themselves here
 (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/Hug_Emoticon.gif)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 25, 2008, 08:11 AM
     Carefree Wind, this is a lot to ask, I know, but in time, when you can, could you send photos here of wherever Heath is laid to rest?
Or Asali?  It would mean so much to so many of us.
    Also, could the moderators or anyone else, keep track, and post when the memorial service is held in New York, so that we could add
our thoughts and prayers at that time?
    I guess we can get by without these, if need be.  But am saying it again, the finality is supposed to help the healing process, but sometimes,
it does the opposite.  Also, I hope we could begin to think of some way to honor Heath's memory when his birthday comes up, in April.
Something.  Anything.
   Finally, let's all remember, we are different people, with different sensitivities, and it is not unusual to take things the wrong way, especially,
when tired.  We are all under the same tent, and yet so very diverse.  We do have in common this shared love for that gentle, kind soul.
Let's be good to one another in patience, love, and understanding.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 08:16 AM
With all due respect to one of the moderators, I think a part of death is *always* to speculate on the "ifs and whys"....sorry to offend anyone.

You have not, since I am the why and if mod in question. But this forum has a policy that says we do not gossip. And until anything is said publicly, speculations and it's like is falling under that rule.

I as well as many of you would like to know what happened. But we have no right, he was a public figure yes, but he was immensly private. So many of the articles and links to interviews have showed just that. Our no gossip rule have come from wanting to respect the actors private lives. NOt a desire to sensor anyone, and least not now in our grief.

Feel free to speculate all of you, but as FlwrChild have posted earlier, please keep it to private conversations.

And I hope you are not leaving the forum now. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: manhattangirl on Jan 25, 2008, 08:16 AM
For me, Heath was an someone who broke the rules, and went beyond himself.  This kind of heart, this kind of guts is rare, and will always be remembered.  I never thought at my age I would be in awe of any one, and especially someone so young.   I was of Heath.   My hero is John Lennon, I  have a picture of him in cube at work.   I still have his albums.  I never thought I'd feel that way about anyone, but I do now, and now there's two pictures in my cube.  
 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Jan 25, 2008, 08:22 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/Mendalind/heath.jpg)

I'm not sure if the above image has been posted previously or not.

That is beautiful. Thank you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 25, 2008, 08:47 AM
LJN, that's so nice.  ^f^

I have to admit the one thing I haven't had is a real hug from someone in person. A few people called and that was nice, but a warm hugs right now must be very nice. I'm glad for all of you who have that, and in the meantime, I draw comfort from the ones I've been getting here. :ghug:



I understand.  I've gotten a hug from my husband, but he doesn't understand how bad it is.  I wish we could all meet and hug one another.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 08:48 AM
I understand.  I've gotten a hug from my husband, but he doesn't understand how bad it is.  I wish we could all meet and hug one another.   :ghug:
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/hugs-1.gif)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 08:54 AM
I understand.  I've gotten a hug from my husband, but he doesn't understand how bad it is.  I wish we could all meet and hug one another.   :ghug:

Me too. In the meantime, I'm glad we can do that here. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: maggie on Jan 25, 2008, 10:50 AM
No "real" hugs here either.   :(   BUT i can feel all the group hugs from you all.    :t)

 :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: keren_b on Jan 25, 2008, 10:54 AM
I've been watching all Heath's interviews since yesterday and this one really put a smile on my face.. he's laughing and playing just like a little child.. thought I'd share it with u guys!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU)

I'm gonna miss that smile :\'(


Oh, I watched this one a few times in the last couple of days... Heath is so adorable there it makes me smile and laugh, but then when it's over it's even more hard to believe that this lively, charming guy is no longer here. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 25, 2008, 10:57 AM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.

Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 11:03 AM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.

Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:



Thanks a lot dear Ethan, I would like to be with you and to light a candle for Heath  :ghug: ^f^
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 25, 2008, 11:08 AM
I just realised that all those who were at the EGT in London have the same little white cowboy hat and badge that Ethan left at Heath's apartment :-\\ I think it's a comfort, though - just one more thing that ties us all together with the man whose awesome performance led us here.

I have all my mementos from that day in a box in my wardrobe, I got them out last night after I saw the pix of the hat and badge, and I felt like Ennis with the shirts in his closet :\'( I still have such good memories of that day, none of which would have been possible without Heath. We owe him so much and I know I will never be able to repay that debt to him. I just hope that he knew how much he did for us all, and how grateful we are to him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rosie on Jan 25, 2008, 11:09 AM
OH Ethan and LJN, Thank you so much. It is a wonderful thing you are doing for us who cannot be there. We are there with you in spirit completely.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 11:09 AM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.
Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:
Thank you so much Ethan, I would like to know when will you be there more or less in number of hours from now..2,3,4..??
I'm asking because I want to light a candle here as well ,at he same time,so maybe approximately, please..
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: CrimsonSky on Jan 25, 2008, 11:12 AM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.

Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:



Ethan and LJN, I can't thank you enough for doing this for us. Being on the other side of the world, it's not  possible for me to go and pay my respects in person as I would like to, so for you both to do it on mine, and everyone else's behalf, means so much to me, more than I can ever express with words. Thank you :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 25, 2008, 11:21 AM
Thank you Ethan and LJN  we will all be with you in spirit and I hope that Heath can feel our love wherever he is

 :ghug:

Linda
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 25, 2008, 11:21 AM
Please don't mention it.

I know distance may set us apart but we are all together. That thought is comforting.

hpv, that is a great idea. Let's all light a candle at a place where you are in honoring Mr. Ledger and celebrating his life.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 11:22 AM
Oh, I watched this one a few times in the last couple of days... Heath is so adorable there it makes me smile and laugh, but then when it's over it's even more hard to believe that this lively, charming guy is no longer here. :\'(


I have just now watched this vidéo : I am happy to see Heath laughing and to hear his voice... But it's so sad we'll never see him again  :\'(

Thanks for the link
 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: titabeille on Jan 25, 2008, 11:26 AM
Please don't mention it.

I know distance may set us apart but we are all together. That thought is comforting.

hpv, that is a great idea. Let's all light a candle at a place where you are in honoring Mr. Ledger and celebrating his life.

Yes indeed, we are all together  At what time will you light a candle ?  So I'll light one too same time of you.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: trekfan on Jan 25, 2008, 11:31 AM
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/hpv1515/hugs-1.gif)

Hugs back to you HPV   Thank you for offering up yours too

 :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: coguaro on Jan 25, 2008, 11:52 AM
I cant believe how sad I feel

A great hug to all of you
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: tpe on Jan 25, 2008, 12:04 PM
I cant believe how sad I feel

So glad to see you, coguaro, in spite of the present circumstances.



Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 12:14 PM
I cant believe how sad I feel
A great hug to all of you
We hear you...  :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 25, 2008, 12:33 PM
Thank you so much with my whole heart Ethan and Michelle. You’re so brave. I wish I were there with you, I really need it. Brokies owe you a lot. My thoughts will be there with both of you. Love you.

Now I’m so tired….I only want to stay in bed and try to forget for a minute that my sweet eyes baby is gone….
I feel like a train had passed over me so I don’ want to think how Michelle, Jake and Heath’s parents and sisters must be feeling right now. What a terrible nightmare this is!!!

I needed so much to read fics about Ennis and Jack; I loved to watch Jake and Heath pics and to say silly crazy things about them; I adored make jokes about sexy fantasies with Heath and Jake or Ennis and Jack with my Spanish Brokies friends; I liked to save in my laptop beautiful nature pics of Enzo (Mars) and comment almost all of them; I wanted the whole time to read everyone’s post in all the Characters, Quotes and Scenes threads. And now I don’t want to do any of that, I CAN’T, and I don’t know when I’m going to be able to do some of that again, ‘cause the most sad days in my life have cut my wings, my ability to dream, leaving me so empty and shattered, a tiny shadow of the happy girl I tried to be.

I used to live as if I were to live forever, not worrying much about things unresolved and words unspoken, ‘cause there will be “enough time”. My mother always said to me that I have to think that nothing is forever, but sometimes that was so difficult for a free and dreamer spirit like I was. But, ah, how life can change in only a minute, which takes the body of a fine man in stop breathing. And maybe you never will be the same again.
On Monday my work became a hell; I found out that my boss and some co- workers were a liars, very bad people, telling bad things about me when I loved them. So I thought I was going to have to quit my job. On Tuesday my best brokie friend and I had a bitter argument ‘cause of our jealousies and insecurities, so I thought I have lost a friend. On Wednesday my whole world crash down when I heard about Heath’s dead, and I became the ghost I’m now. So my mother was right: Work, friends, illusions, dreams, beautiful things, nothing lasts forever, and you can loose them all in just a second.

How is possible that the death of a man I never met has ruined my life? Well, it’s simple. This forum was the only place in the whole world where I could be myself, where people understood me, where I found that I’m not crazy for loving so much BBM. Here there was reassurance.  Here I could dream. But now…
As many brokies know, my life is being so hard lately, and I’ve always had a huge need to love and being loved, and I really need to think that people is good, that world is a nice place and I and the ones I love will be happy. ‘Cause of that I was always “dreaming”, building in my mind and in my soul a better places for everyone, thinking that “all” is possible if you want it with all your heart. Ennis and Jack, my brokies friends, everything here helped me so much to go on, helped me to keep dreaming; and a huge sweet part of those dreams was Heath. Now my castle of dreams has an empty room and I don’t know what to do to fill it. It’s like when you was a child and you had a magic place that made you feel special and happy every time you was there, like a cute tiny house in a tree in your garden, like a dusty warm attic where you used to hide your treasures, like a dazzling carousel, with precious lights, brilliant mirrors and many beautiful horses. You have the black one, the white one, the blue one, the brown one and so on. You love your little piece of heaven, but of all those marvellous figures you adore the amber one. But then, one day, suddenly, you go to your carrousel and your favourite horse is broken, dirty and shattered. You feel like the most miserable child in the f**ing dark world. Of course you still have so many little horses, wonderful in their amazing colours, and they are there only for you, waiting for you playing with them. You still loved them, but you don’t want to play no more, ‘cause, without your favourite friend, now the lights are no longer precious for you and the mirrors are not brilliant no more, and the carousel seems so sad, a cold place that you didn’t know that it could exist. And you don’t want to stay there ‘cause you don’t know what to do, and you only want to cry, go home and dream about your amber favourite one, ‘cause you think if you dream so hard about him, maybe you could made him come back. But then, right then, you realize that you can’t dream again ‘cause the one who made you dream is now dead, and without dreams you also are dead.

I don’t know if this made any sense for you, but it’s how I feel since I saw that damn new banner two days ago and the silly crazy dreams which used to helped me to go on were erased sharply. And now, for me, it seems that all carousels in the world are empty, old and broken, ‘cause I don’t have my "amber one" and I miss him so bad.

Oh my sweet baby, I miss you so bad.  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ethan on Jan 25, 2008, 12:39 PM
Thank you so much Ethan, I would like to know when will you be there more or less in number of hours from now..2,3,4..??
I'm asking because I want to light a candle here as well ,at he same time,so maybe approximately, please..

We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 12:53 PM
ALICIA, wow..your letter is too amazing for words!!!True and so full of love  :^^)
Smart words from your grandma.

Thanks,hpv,I don´t know if it´s amazing but it´s true and full of love-and sadness,but this is not new...-.Maybe my grandma was right and he can read them,as well as all our thoughts,wherever he is now. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 12:58 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

Thanks Ethan and Michelle.My heart will go with you then.I already have a candle;I put this morning in my local Church...But I´ll light another tonight-Spanish hour-;you´re beautiful and brave¡. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: JT on Jan 25, 2008, 12:58 PM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.

Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:



Thanks so much for doing this Ethan and LJN.  I think Heath would be proud to know that so many people loved him.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: filazahies on Jan 25, 2008, 01:03 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/candle-4.gif)

Jake, take care of Heath wherever you two are. We'll mourn him here and we'll always love and remember you forever  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 25, 2008, 01:04 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

thank you for doing this for all of us too x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Mars on Jan 25, 2008, 01:14 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/candle-4.gif)

Jake, take care of Heath wherever you two are. We'll mourn him here and we'll always love and remember you forever  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

I like this thought of yours dear filazahies  :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 01:22 PM
Tammy,I don't know what to tell you because we're speaking fairly well these days in which I've told you everything my soul and,in a lesser part,my mind was thinking.And I also don't know what to tell you because I'm feeling just like you:I don't feel like reading fics about Ennis and Jack because I can't imagine new stories with a character who will have forever Heath's face;I don't feel like speaking about if Jack was gaier than Ennis just because he had more same-sex relationships,f.e.,because for me this now makes no sense;of course,I don't feel like posting jokes,pictures about nature or cities,or what are my hobbies,because I consider all this now almost an insult...I don't know if it's logical or not that someone you never know personally can produce in your inner self so much devastation when he's gone.But it's what I'm feeling now,just like you.Heath gave life,face and body to a character with whom we could feel identified easily,for several reasons,and we couldn't separate actor from character. so easily.So,when he's gone,is more than a more or less well-known person has died,and for whom we say the typical phrases.-"Oh poor boy,he was so young¡What a pity¡"and so on and on...It's like if A FRIEND HAS DIED, and we have for him the same feelings of despair and pain we have for a real friend with whom we can get in touch more often...For me,this is the logic of the situation,and,believe me,you're not the only one to suffer from it.
However,there´re moments in our life when everything seems to be out of their place,the easy and quiet place we've put it in;that everything what's around us is turning against us;that,as you know we say here:"Disgraces never come alone"...In your case,maybe Heath's dead has been the last match that has fired the bomb of your sadness,but this cames from another time and for another situation,am I wrong?I think I know you well enough as to say this.I'm not diminishing his lost impact nor saying it has no importance;simply that something must ever be the drop that empties the glass-also as we say here...-Take it easy as we must do,sooner or later,and try to change your world,the things in it that you don't like; but to get it,you must be strong enough,and help yourself at the same time you help your parents-who need you very much,never forget it...-,or you help any of us to overcome this pain we have.What else can I say you?.That anything will be the same from January 22th onwards?Surely not,but we must fight for that change will be positive in the end.Without Heath,without Ennis,but positive... %)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 25, 2008, 01:35 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

Wow this is gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Once again thank you Ethan and Michelle for representing us in such a beautiful way.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 01:50 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)


This is wonderful :)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Goldfish on Jan 25, 2008, 01:50 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

I feel so far away... but thank you so much for taking our love & our thoughts for Heath on our behalf & in representing us. It is a great comfort. We will definitely be with you in spirit.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 25, 2008, 01:52 PM
Thank you, Ethan and Michelle.  I wish I could be there with you physically.

Brokies, we must hold on to each other.  Even though none of us knew Heath personally, we still feel a tremendous loss.  I'm a "Jake girl," but when I heard about Heath I completely fell apart.  May God give his family and friends strength...and give all of us strength as well, to deal with this.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 01:54 PM
 :ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: to everyone. I wish I could do more to comfort you and ease your pain, but of course each of us has to do that for ourselves. In whatever way I can though, I am here for you, and it has brought me comfort knowing you are here for me. :ghug:

Please try to remember through all of this that the very reason we mourn so deeply is the same reason we have this strength to draw from. Heath, and Jake, and everyone involved in making Brokeback Mountain, brought us together, taught us lessons we'll take with us through the rest of our lives, and led us to this amazing community where people from all over the world, of all different ethnic, social, religious, economic and personality backgrounds have formed one family, based on love, respect, compassion, and acceptance. This is a gift that he gave to us, this is a way that he will always be with us, and this will, I hope, help us to heal as time goes by.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 25, 2008, 02:14 PM
I'm just off the phone with LuvJackNasty, she was at Pensylvania Station in NYC and Ethan just arrived.  Our ambassadors are on their way. I love you guys, thanks for doing it.  ^f^

I'm a mess  :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 25, 2008, 02:18 PM
I've been dreaming of him every night since Tuesday, and I have never had dreams of him before.  From what I can remember, they are good dreams.  #)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 02:27 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)
If you can, please join us to light a candle.

I will light a candle in half an hour from now!!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Emzan on Jan 25, 2008, 02:32 PM
4 days since this nighmare started, and Im sorry to say this, but I don't think we will wake up from this one :\'(

this is a beautiful video I found on youtube
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tE2ZjX-jM

RIP Heath Ledger, I will always love you
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 25, 2008, 02:44 PM
I will light a candle in half an hour from now!!

My candle is ready  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 25, 2008, 02:49 PM
A tribute from Warnerbros

http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/HeathMemorial.html

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/wb.jpg)

 :\'(

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Rønnaug on Jan 25, 2008, 02:55 PM
I have light mine

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 03:00 PM
In this time Ethan with LJN are in Soho to light a candle for Heath..and so am I.

In Loving Memory
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/candle-4.gif)
R.I.P. Sweet prince
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 25, 2008, 03:01 PM
Brokies, I will be the lucky one to get a real hug from LuvJackNasty in a few hours.

We have collected your thoughts and will be bringing them with us to the place and light candles. We need you and you know you will all be with us.

Hugs to each one of you.  :ghug:



Thank you, Ethan and Michelle.  It means a lot to those of us who are so far away, to have you both there as our emissaries.  We couldn't ask for better.   You're helping us all feel a much needed connection to Heath right now.  %) 
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: carbyville on Jan 25, 2008, 03:02 PM
Lovely candle, Esme.

My daughter and I lit ours:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/neverlet_itgo/phone_pics/0125081501.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 03:06 PM
Friends, their estimate of the time to start lighting candles was a good one. Ethan and Michelle have been to the Brooklyn location and are on their way to SoHo now. It's so nice to see everyone banding together today, from our various corners of the world. :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 25, 2008, 03:08 PM
:ghug:  :ghug:  :ghug: to everyone. I wish I could do more to comfort you and ease your pain, but of course each of us has to do that for ourselves. In whatever way I can though, I am here for you, and it has brought me comfort knowing you are here for me. :ghug:

Please try to remember through all of this that the very reason we mourn so deeply is the same reason we have this strength to draw from. Heath, and Jake, and everyone involved in making Brokeback Mountain, brought us together, taught us lessons we'll take with us through the rest of our lives, and led us to this amazing community where people from all over the world, of all different ethnic, social, religious, economic and personality backgrounds have formed one family, based on love, respect, compassion, and acceptance. This is a gift that he gave to us, this is a way that he will always be with us, and this will, I hope, help us to heal as time goes by.  :ghug:

FlwrChild, this is just beautiful.   :\'(  He did help build this place, and we will keep it strong for him and cherish the gift he gave us.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: myprivatejack on Jan 25, 2008, 03:10 PM
MY CANDLE IS ALREADY LIGHTNING...

REST IN PEACE,HEATH
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 25, 2008, 03:10 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/25012008068.jpg)

Here's mine
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Aurora on Jan 25, 2008, 03:11 PM
I have light my candle to Heath as well. Sorry I can't send a photo...
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 25, 2008, 03:13 PM
I've been watching all Heath's interviews since yesterday and this one really put a smile on my face.. he's laughing and playing just like a little child.. thought I'd share it with u guys!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU)

I'm gonna miss that smile :\'(


Thank you so much for this.  Only now am I able to watch some of these things and revel in how delightful was Heath...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 25, 2008, 03:16 PM
Dear friends -

I have no candle here with me to light.   Instead I'll post words to a haunting song, of death and dreams and brightness gone to soon.   

Gentle Heath, may you rest peacefully in the light of candles that burn in remembrance of you.  :ghug:



Bright Eyes
Art Garfunkel



Is it a kind of dream,
Floating out on the tide,
Following the river of death downstream,
or is it a dream?

There's a fog along the horizon,
A strange glow in the sky,
And nobody seems to know where you go,
And what does it mean?
Oh, is it a dream?

Bright eyes,
Burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
How can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.

Is it a kind of shadow,
Reaching into the night,
Wandering over the hills unseen,
Or is it a dream?

There's a high wind in the trees,
A cold sound in the air,
And nobody ever knows when you go,
And where do you start,
Oh, into the dark?

Bright eyes,
burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
bright eyes.

Bright eyes,
burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 03:23 PM
Oh Missy, those words are so beautiful.  :\'( :\'( :\'(

I am going to light my candle, I may be late but I wanted to share in this very special moment with everyone.  Ethan and Michelle, I want to thank you for doing this for us all.  It makes me feel so close to everyone to know that this is happening in the name of this wonderful place.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: jacks_key on Jan 25, 2008, 03:25 PM
As I am at work, I'm unable to light a candle, but I am with you all in spirit.  Missy, that song brought me to tears once again.  I still can't believe it; I don't want to believe it.  How can he be gone?   :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: iamakashiMAN on Jan 25, 2008, 03:30 PM
can't really express myself.... such a great actor and a person... rest in peace Heath Ledger
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: ksxks on Jan 25, 2008, 03:33 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

This is so perfect.  You two are the BEST!  It is "around 3 pm" right at this moment as I type.  I will have some moments of silence as you light our candles...

kathy
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 25, 2008, 03:37 PM
I lighted my candle few minutes ago.

Sweet Heath.. you're always remebered.. :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: gnikts on Jan 25, 2008, 03:43 PM
Beloved Heath,
I know God loves you, so that he took you to Him much too early... I know you are in a better place now, full of love, sun and peace. Though, I can't stop crying, I can't stop thinking of you, I can't stop missing you. Because you changed my life, you changed myself. With your words not spoken, with your eyes full of love, sadness, acceptance and hope. You made me find out that love does exist, no matter of the color of the skin, no matter of the gender, no matter of the age, no matter of the distance. You made me find out that love is a force of nature. You made me belive in love, in the genuine one, in love as the only universal truth.
There are no words to thank you. I only hope God will know how to tell you now all these.

Always remember you. Always miss you. Always love you.    
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: gambrinus on Jan 25, 2008, 03:43 PM
Thanks ethan.

I can't read the text, but the tiny cowboy hat and boot are so sweet. I've seen Heath in other movies, but he'll always be Ennis to me.

I've just been watching Ravenus' "Hasta Mi Final" on youtube. It's always been one of my favourites, but it just seems so much more poignant now.

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: guyinjax on Jan 25, 2008, 03:48 PM
My candle is lit (it's 3:44pm eastern time here in Jacksonville, Florida).

I wish I could post a photo:

It's a tall white pillar candle, and with it is the cream-white cowboy hat I got while in Wyoming last winter, and the Wyoming State Flower, The Indian Paintbrush (bright red with soft, bud-like fuzzy petals). 

Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Tony on Jan 25, 2008, 03:48 PM
   I have no candle to light, but am very grateful for all those who do, and who keep them lit for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Diana on Jan 25, 2008, 03:59 PM
(http://i104.imagethrust.com/i/706067/img0907.jpg)

Here is my candle for Heath.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: helsbells100 on Jan 25, 2008, 04:27 PM
I've lit my candle too..........
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: janicka on Jan 25, 2008, 04:31 PM
I would like to add my own candle, too, but I can´t manage.
Many greetings and tears from the Czech Republic.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: masetane on Jan 25, 2008, 04:33 PM
We will be going to the apartment in Brooklyn first and then to SoHo. So probably around 3 pm. We will be taking all of you with us. Thank you for all your heartfelt messages.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30181.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/Heath/IMG_30101.jpg)

If you can, please join us to light a candle.

Oh how nice. How many pages was it?  I bet a lot!
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 25, 2008, 04:34 PM
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w9/Mapoulina/P250108_2014.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: hpv on Jan 25, 2008, 04:37 PM
(http://i104.imagethrust.com/i/706067/img0907.jpg)
Here is my candle for Heath.
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w9/Mapoulina/P250108_2014.jpg)
What a warm and good feeling is to know, that brokies all around the globe light candles for Heath!!  <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 04:38 PM
  I have no candle to light, either, but as Ethan and Michelle are there, with notes of love from us, I feel like am there with them in spirit.
We will love him for as long as we live, and beyond.  He was that worthy of being loved.


Beautifully put.  ^f^

And Michelle and Ethan feel us there with them. I've text messaged to tell them we're lighting candles here as well. It's wonderful to see the pictures of our individual candles from around the world.

 <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: MississaugaRed on Jan 25, 2008, 04:40 PM
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w9/Mapoulina/P250108_2014.jpg)

Froggy, you're killing me with this.  It's still a shock at times ...  :\'(

I love all the candles everyone is lighting - as hpv says, the world is aglow for Heath.   :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: malawix on Jan 25, 2008, 04:47 PM
I've just read these words on http://www.legacy.com/SFGate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=101716459&PageNo=1 and stone in my throat and tears in my eyes came back:

«I was first enthralled by your wonderful acting in “10 Things I Hate About You.” Heath, there are so many things that so many people have loved and will continue to love about you. The anticipation of seeing what you would do next is palpable still and long after “The Dark Knight” debuts, our anticipation and wonder will remain … an unfulfilled mystery. We will go back again and again to view cinematic images, to remember, to memorize, to celebrate, to cry, to smile, to give thanks for the gifts you have given. Your gentle heart and your exquisite humanity will be missed forever.

Death is not the victor, Heath, for your light yet shines. In death, your light shines the brighter and will not dim. You gave so much of yourself, and now you sleep. We grieve and are forlorn, and forewarned yet again of our mortality, of the foolishness of taking our lives for granted, of taking moments of pure pleasure for granted – such moments are what you gave us, Heath, as your friend, director Ang Lee poignantly testifies. My heart breaks over your passing from our lowly realm, Heath, yet it lifts at the memory of your smile. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to your family and friends.

Watch over Matilda, Heath – you do indeed live on in her. You battled victoriously and scaled mountains! Goodnight, sweet Prince.
Meia W (Cleveland, OH)»

 :(

(P.S. A big kiss+hug to Froggy!)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: chameau on Jan 25, 2008, 04:51 PM
Ethan sent me this picture he just took from Heath's flat, I also spoke with him & LuvJackNasty, they send hugs and love.  ^f^

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 04:51 PM
A candle in London...thinking of you...

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w9/Mapoulina/P250108_2014.jpg)

Oh god Froggy, that's beautiful.   :\'( :\'( :\'(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 04:52 PM
Oh that's just beautifull malawix. Thank you for posting it. :^^)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: FlwrChild on Jan 25, 2008, 04:53 PM
Pierre, thank you so much for sharing that with us. It's beautiful, as we knew it would be. :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  <^(
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: christie wood on Jan 25, 2008, 04:53 PM
Ethan sent me this picture he just took from Heath's flat, I also spoke with him & LuvJackNasty, they send hugs and love.  ^f^

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_3.jpg)


 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(  - That's really really beautiful.

To everyone here, to Ethan and Michelle.... :ghug:
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 25, 2008, 04:55 PM
Ethan sent me this picture he just took from Heath's flat, I also spoke with him & LuvJackNasty, they send hugs and love.  ^f^

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_3.jpg)

 :\'( :\'( :\'( So so beautiful.
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: Twisted on Jan 25, 2008, 04:56 PM
This is my candle :\'(

(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/01/25/img-yhd7yxrsm8o.jpg) (http://mabul.org/)
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: froggy on Jan 25, 2008, 05:05 PM
(P.S. A big kiss+hug to Froggy!)

this is indeed a beautiful message...hug and kiss to you too hun x
Title: Re: Heath Ledger - In Loving Memory
Post by: babytammy7 on Jan 25, 2008, 05:05 PM
Ethan sent me this picture he just took from Heath's flat, I also spoke with him & LuvJackNasty, they send hugs and love.  ^f^

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/Ennis2/imagejpeg_3.jpg)