Resquiescat in Pacem: Heath Ledger (1979-2008)

Heath Ledger, one of the great young actors of his generation, was found dead just a few hours ago in a New York City apartment. Presently, it is unclear whether it was a suicide or an overdose, though the former seems the more likely.

Ledger was just beginning to appear as one of the most versatile and exciting actors today. After his astounding work in Brokeback Mountain (2005), it was clear that Ledger had matured far beyond his days as the knight in A Knight’s Tale (2001). His most recent roles include Bob Dylan in I’m Not There (2007) and the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).

He will be missed.


Ben Myers said…
And don't forget the remarkable Aussie film Candy (2006), where he played a heroin addict — this was one of his most gripping performances.
brad said…
Resquiescat in Pacem. To rest in peace he must know the Prince of Peace. We can hope for Heath, but his method of death indicates all he knew is that fame does not satisfy.