January 22, 2008

Bleeding HELL. First Brad Renfro and now Heath Ledger. I'm not a huge follower of celebrities ... I like to think that they deserve their own private lives and I don't want to encourage the slime who follow celebs or the spin agents who make up their lives for them (sometimes).

Particularly after just talking about Stephen King's "The Body" ... which was also the film Stand By Me, and having my inevitable twinges over River Phoenix, the deaths of Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger hit me hard this month. In fact, I was watching an episode of Dirty Jobs, a show I hate cuz I can NOT stand the lead guy, I was watching solely because he was showing how to shape a surfboard. I've found this interesting since the first time I saw Lords of Dogtown ... this was something Heath did during the course of the film.

Regardless of whatever happened to both of them in their last days ... regardless of what was going through their minds, the troubles and joys they had ...

I'm going to miss seeing both of them. I enjoyed their work a great deal and I enjoyed watching them perform and the world is that much poorer for the loss of it.

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Jodi said:

SO here with you...sooooooooooo here.

January 22, 2008 8:13 PM


Momo Fali said:

I'm not a celebrity watcher either, but Heath Ledger's death really bothered me. I thought he was an excellent actor, with such an incredible future. Such a shame.

January 23, 2008 3:33 PM


PandoraWilde said:

What floored me most was that he was only 28--I thought with the presence he had on-screen he was at least 5 years older.

And I loved Lords of Dogtown too.

January 23, 2008 10:14 PM


newnorth said:

I still can't believe it

January 24, 2008 9:39 AM
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