Wednesday, 23 January 2008

RIP Heath...


Shock. Sadness. Disbelief. Grief. And I didn't even know him.

I, together with many around the world, mourn the loss of such an amazingly talented actor.

Being a fellow Australian (and from his hometown of Perth), I am really, really, really saddened by this news of a local boy done good, yet taken from this world waaaaaay too early.

How many of us aspire to fame and fortune? How many of us entertain the thought that "if only" we lived a celebrity lifestyle or had millions in the bank we'd be happy? Heath's premature death is proof that happiness and satisfaction are not necessarily part of the "Fame & Fortune" package.

My heart goes out to his family and friends, especially his 2-year old daughter Matilda. I can't even begin to imagine what it will be like for her to grow up not knowing her father.

Update: I've just read that Heath Ledger's family found out about his death via the media!!!!!! What is this world coming to?? Is there no respect for others anymore??? The media have taken it too far this time. I am utterly disgusted.

8 comments:

PrincessPolly said...

Via the media??? That's just awful!!! I myself found it worrying how quickly wikipedia had updated the death on his record as well, THAT was probably done too before his family was notified.

Oh for the love of food! said...

What a loss. I'm still speechless.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I'm still shocked...

Wendy said...

It was so out of the blue. I didn't think I'd be Heath. He is such an amazing actor.

Lola Eliza. said...

Its so sad.
Yeah i heard they found out by the
media too. The Australian press are
having a field day, he's constantly on any tv show that provides some type of current affairs.

coco said...

I think it's horrible they found out that way
I also hope that it was intended to happen that way

The Idea Of Progress said...

That's really depressing that they found out through the media. Mary-Kate Olson knows before his parents? Ridiculous.

Ming the Merciless said...

So sad and so tragic. And you are right. Fame & fortune do not mean happiness and love.