Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This hit me hard...

I fell in love with him in 10 Things I Hate About You (so much so that I bought the film on DVD). When I saw his photo and the headline that he'd been found dead, I burst into tears. The reaction was unexpected. I haven't reacted this way to a famous loss since Jim Henson died.

What the hell happened? It's just senseless.



I'll miss you Heath.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know... I just read about that... it's awful isn't it :o(
Sara xxx

Laura said...

you cried, i cried, a couple of my girls cried and even my husband was sad....this was talent which will never realize the full (amazing) potential and the daddy whom a 2 year old little girl will never really know personally.
so very, very sad.

Jan said...

It is a shame..so young.
I love that clip! Never saw that movie.

Chris said...

Funny, with all of his critical acclaim, the very first movie I think of when I hear his name is also "10 Things I Hate About You".

This was very sad for such a young person to die when they had so much potential.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe it myself. I ran out of the room yelling, "I just saw on the tv that Heath Ledger is dead. Is it a joke?". Sadly, it isn't. I can't stand to hear all the criticism either. None of us outside his personal circle knew him and no one has the right to judge.

Slackermommy said...

It is very sad and tragic. His poor little girl.

Anonymous said...

When I read the headlines I was thinking what kind of sick joke is this! I didn't want it to be true. Yes, I cried also, as did my daughter. I fell in love with him in 10 things I hate about you also. He was to damn young.

I was going to post a black and white photo (for a photo challenge) of Kim climbing those stairs/bleachers shown in the movie - she has her head down and looks so sad. I wanted to do a bit of a tribute to him. I just couldn't write the words.

As an FYI - that high school is here in Tacoma and that is where Sonny graduated from. It's a really awesome school with a lot of history.

Anyway, I'm with you, it was very sad to lose this young talented and handsome actor.

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/monicasmemoirs/midnight-conversations/

Unhinged said...

I watched my favorite Heath Ledger movie this weekend: A KNIGHT'S TALE. I just LOVED him in that. (I also loved 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.)

I couldn't cry when I learned he was found dead--I was at work. But I was rocked from my soul to my toes.