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HEATH LEDGER DEAD

Heath Ledger, star of “Brokeback Mountain” and the upcoming “Dark Knight” Batman sequel, has been found dead in his New York City apartment.

No stories up yet, just Breaking News items on main pages of major news sites (eg. MSNBC.com.

More on this later.

Update: Earliest news. No update other than he was found dead in his bed in Soho.
Update 5:20pm: WNBC has reported that pills were found “strewn” throughout his bedroom.

We know how this story goes. A lot of people are in disbelief that somebody as high-profile and with as much success – financially, critically, and otherwise – as Ledger could do what it looks like he did. Unfortunately, people have already forgotten what Owen Wilson recently went through and talked about openly.

Depression can be quite debilitating. It doesn’t matter if you’re a 15-year-old kid, a 60-year-old man who’s given up, or a 28-year-old with the world on a platter. If you’re one of those asking “why,” the answer’s as simple as that. It’s not all that complicated, but it is a serious problem that if gone unchecked (and many times even if treated) can lead to a tragedy such as this.

UPDATE 5:29pm: Well, the strange gets stranger. The New York Times is now reporting that Ledger was not found dead in his apartment, but in a hotel room registered to Mary Kate Olsen. Read into that what you will.

UPDATE 6:02pm: In another example of why we should always take early news with a grain of salt, a source close to the situation is insisting to TMZ.com that the Mary Kate Olsen connection is bogus and the place where Ledger was found was not connected to her in any way, shape, or form.

I’m done updating for now. More tonight.

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  1. January 22, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    wtf, for some reason i thought this was a joke…
    also check out tmz.com.

    they were all up in britney’s biz when she went crazy and held the kids hostage in what they’re calling brituation 08.

    • January 22, 2008 at 10:07 pm

      oh and btw, holy wtf moment batman…

      too soon? too soon…

    • January 22, 2008 at 10:07 pm

      Wild speculation is an OD of some sort because of the pills. However, finding pills near him could also be heart medication.

      So sad.

  2. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

    end-of-january babies are the bestest.

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