I read about his death a few hours ago and I'm shocked. Heath was one of the most decent actors we have, or I should say, had. You never heard anything bad about him, he stayed out of the spotlight, seemed really nice, very talented. It just seems so weird that he's dead, I loved this guy!
Never heard about Brad Renfro's death either, wow..and I'm usually on top of things when it comes to celeb news. Next will be Britney Spears...
Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life.
Speaking of which, the card I sent "to a recovering US soldier" at Christmas, was returned to me. Just like someone had warned us would happen in the thread where the address was posted.
I'm just saying, he was a young talented actor (not to mention proud New Yorker) with potential and such a bright future who avoided the media frenzy with no outward warning signs. He wasn't rude, took time for his fans, enjoyed his city. Life is precious no matter who you are and it is shocking to hear of an untimely demise. Like it or not, they are in the public eye and we feel a connection with them. That includes mourning the loss of life.
I was at home yesterday when we heard the news. Even my 13 yr old daughter was in shock. She best remembers him in "A Knights Tale". His family will be in our prayers.
I have friends of mine that are in the army in Iraq, and family in the marines. So, to assume that Heath Ledger's death means more to me or someone else is just wrong. I'm sorry you don't feel anything for him or his family.
I read online just after lunch, that the autopsy (sp) was inconclusive and may take 10 more days for an answer...In the meantime, the family waits...
"I'm sorry you don't feel anything for him or his family."
Uhh.. do not put words in my mouth. Of course it's sad he died, of course I feel bad for his family. But the media gives WAY too much attention to CERTAIN celebrity deaths.
To me celebrites are just everyday people. They are nothing special, regardless of how many movies they make. When they die I don't think it should be made into such a huge tragedy, when tragedy strikes the average American on a daily basis.
When is the last time you heard the NAME of a soldier that died? Not "10 were killed in an explosion". When is the last time his picture was put on the screen, with his name, his wife and children? I've NEVER seen it. But its done for some actor?
Riley I don't think it's so much what makes ratings. I think that a lot of people feel close connections with celebrities(even though they don't have said connections) because we as a public do know so much about their lives trials and tribulations. I don't think anyone is valuing his death above say soldiers I think it's just that a lot of people felt that they truly knew him and his death is like that of a friend
I have to agree with Riley on this one. I was talking about it a few days ago with my friend Josh when we were listening to the radio and they brought up his death. What if i called in and said Josh M. had just passsed away? They would be like who cares? Just cause someone makes more money and is on the big screen dosnt make them more importent then any of us. Sure its sad he died and sure he was a great actor but why give all this so much media?