Remembering Heath Ledger
This week has been a really tough one for many of us. As many of you have heard, the world has lost a very talented young man this week, and his tragic death has been devastating to many. It’s really hard to concentrate on anything else, really. And if you’re still feeling like I am, you’re probably devouring every bit of Heath Ledger news in an attempt to make some sense of it all. I obviously never knew him, but like many of you, I was very sad when I found out he was gone. I couldn’t stop thinking about his daughter who will never really know him, or how his parents must’ve felt being so far away from him at the time of his passing. I usually don’t do this, but I honestly felt like paying a small tribute to him in some way. I guess it’s my way of commencing the healing process or an attempt to keep him alive in my thoughts. I really didn’t know how to do this, except by listing articles that pay homage or talk about the charming Australian guy we never really knew. If you have other articles to share, I encourage you to share them with us in the comments section below. Rest in Peace, Heath.
- Heath Ledger immortalised by internet fans (Telegraph)
- I-Reporters recall meeting kind, handsome Heath Ledger (CNN)
- James talks Heath Ledger’s 5 Best performances (MLive)
- Heath Ledger’s Family Pours Out Grief (People)
- Heath Ledger In Retrospect: ’10 Things’ You Didn’t Know About The Actor (MTV)
- Heath Ledger: A Career in Pictures (Capital Radio)
- Fan site Heath Heathens
Here’s a letter from his family:
“How do we describe our sudden and tragic loss? … You were the most amazing individual “old soul” in a young man’s body.You so loved us, as we dearly loved you. As a close knit and very private family unit we have observed you so determined yet quietly travelling in your self-styled path in life, nothing would get in your way … no mountain too tall, no river too wide.You dreamed your dreams and lived them with passion and intelligent commitment. We have been privileged to accompany you on a ride through life that has simply been amazing and through it all, we have loved each other beyond imagination.Your true legacy lives on in beautiful little Matilda, who will always remain in the greatest of care. Our hearts are broken.”
I’ll update the list as we go.