The news about Heath Ledger’s death spread like fire over Perth yesterday as radio, TV and internet broadcast news about his untimely death. His family formally confirmed Heath’s death and described his death as accidental. While police downplayed foul play, mystery still hounds the cause of Heath’s death as initial autopsy were inconclusive and it might take about 10 days more to identify the cause of death of the rising star.
His body has yet to arrive here in Perth but as with his short but successful stint as an actor some group are already capitalizing on his death and reincarnating past issues about the actor’s decision to play as a suppressed gay on Brokeback Mountain. His last finished assignment was as Joker at the latest Batman Movie, The Dark Knight. This year, he was still filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in London.
One news report quoted him talking eerily about death in one interview recently. Heath claimed that he feels he’s ready to die because of her daughter, Matilda (his daughter with actress Michelle Williams). He explained that he feels that when he dies, he will continue to live in Matilda.
For those who would like to express their condolences, please visit this site where you can post your sympathies to Heath’s family and friends.