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This article from The New York Times published just two months ago shed a new light on the untimely death of Heath Ledger:

“I stressed out a little too much,” Mr. Ledger said.

He tends to do that. He is here in London filming the latest episode of the “Batman”franchise, “The Dark Knight.” (Mr. Bale, as it happens, plays Batman; Mr. Ledger plays the Joker.) It is a physically and mentally draining role — his Joker is a “psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy” he said cheerfully — and, as often happens when he throws himself into a part, he is not sleeping much.

“Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” he said. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.” One night he took an Ambien, which failed to work. He took a second one and fell into a stupor, only to wake up an hour later, his mind still racing.

Even as he spoke, Mr. Ledger was hard-pressed to keep still. He got up and poured more coffee. He stepped outside into the courtyard and smoked a cigarette. He shook his hair out from under its hood, put a rubber band around it, took out the rubber band, put on a hat, took off the hat, put the hood back up. He went outside and had another cigarette. Polite and charming, he nonetheless gave off the sense that the last thing he wanted to do was delve deep into himself for public consumption. “It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself,” is how he put it, a little apologetically.

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  1. one says – reply to this


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    #1

  2. E says – reply to this


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    first

  3. anna says – reply to this


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    first!

  4. melissa d says – reply to this


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    rip heath

  5. rhonda says – reply to this


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    1

  6. fagatronnn. says – reply to this


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    :(

  7. me says – reply to this


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    first

  8. LOVE YOU LEDGER says – reply to this


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    rest in peace

  9. shannon says – reply to this


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    thats so sad. :(

  10. shelby says – reply to this


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    so so sad
    10 things i hate about you wont be the same

  11. Kelsey says – reply to this


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    so weird
    ily heath

  12. loveperez says – reply to this


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    1st!

  13. L says – reply to this


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    So Sad…………..

  14. R.I.P Heath says – reply to this


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    poor guy. it sounds like he was on something then.

  15. drew says – reply to this


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    omg i cant believe it

  16. trini says – reply to this


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    Two hands was his greatest movie he made. such a great Aussie actor!

  17. sad says – reply to this


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    1st

  18. Linda says – reply to this


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    Art truly imitates life.

  19. poop says – reply to this


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    poop

  20. cole says – reply to this


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    first!

  21. sf says – reply to this


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    This is the worst day ever.

  22. Son says – reply to this


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    Shock.

  23. jane says – reply to this


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    sad

  24. Amanda says – reply to this


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    This pains me.

  25. VICKY says – reply to this


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    I really feel for his family. I have a feeling the story broke before his family were informed!

  26. tory says – reply to this


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    RIP heath :*

  27. christina says – reply to this


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    a sad accident then?

  28. candie says – reply to this


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    r.i.p. :(

  29. Oppie says – reply to this


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    poor Health :(

  30. Blond Moustache says – reply to this


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    Terribly sad…R.I.P.

  31. sad says – reply to this


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    sad

  32. jillian says – reply to this


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    so sad. RIP Heath!

  33. rhaisdg says – reply to this


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    this is so sad.

  34. J42202 says – reply to this


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    It's such a shame the industry had to lose such an awesome talent like Heath.
    RIP Heath.
    My condolences go out to his family, especially little Matilda.

  35. amanda says – reply to this


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    That is so sad.. I think he was a great actor. Charming, talented, and good looking.. he seemed to have it all.

  36. Stacey says – reply to this


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    Hollywood killed him in the end. Those fucking evil studios and agents and the insipid LA culture that takes everything beautiful and destroys it.

  37. whitney says – reply to this


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    A very respected actor. He will be forever loved. God bless his family and may he rest in peace.

  38. em says – reply to this


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    this is so sad! i am australian.. and we are all completely in shock here! we have truely lost one of our greatest actors!
    RIP

  39. meg123 says – reply to this


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    so sad

  40. K says – reply to this


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    I think the role got to him mentally, being as it was so demanding and b/c he was a true method actor. But I think the death was accidental, personally. regardless, RIP Heath

  41. neato says – reply to this


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    so sad…. such a slap in the face

  42. ivan says – reply to this


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    my heart goes to his family….poor guy

  43. z says – reply to this


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    sooo tragic

  44. Amy says – reply to this


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    Oh! So sad. What a talented, handsome actor. Now will be memorialized as a cautionary tale for the Brittanies and Lindsays and Amys of the world. Well, not this Amy- but Wino. Actually, I do enjoy wine….. Well, you know what I mean!

  45. Steph says – reply to this


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    #2 O.o

  46. Liliana says – reply to this


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    I still can't believe that he has died :S he was such a good actor …

  47. petebilly says – reply to this


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    cant believe anyone would want to say "first" to something so tragic.
    wow i am so sad..
    what a waste of telent.
    my heart just cries..

  48. laura says – reply to this


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    poor guy :(

  49. DoloresHaze says – reply to this


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    Whoa

  50. em says – reply to this


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    How sad… His poor daughter.

  51. HeatherLovesPerez! says – reply to this


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    This is devastating and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones he left behind.

  52. mimi says – reply to this


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    2nd?

    That's scary. >>

  53. nativeokie says – reply to this


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    Another reason to think this could have been accidental

  54. ana says – reply to this


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    poor guy

  55. hekmart says – reply to this


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    omg.
    could GEMMA be the one to blame…?
    she was last seen with him…

  56. jenny says – reply to this


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    firstt* RIP heath u died 2 young. im so shocked

  57. Maricarmen says – reply to this


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    I just can't understand this, i'm in a complete
    shock, he had been doing like, what
    3 movies at the same time?
    All I can say, is Rest in Peace Heath :(

  58. Nicole says – reply to this


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    Such a shame…he had a lot going for him, but fame isn't for everyone.

  59. SHARNASTY says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  60. Your mom says – reply to this


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    Re: one

    Get a life you cock suckin gpiece of filth

  61. hekmart says – reply to this


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    omg.OMG

    could GEMMA be the one to blame…?
    she was last seen with him…

    im just saying..

  62. moi says – reply to this


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    I just feel so sad for his family, was so good. Seriously why couln't it be that whore Britney.

  63. Lysette says – reply to this


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    I don't want to even believe this. What a truly senseless tragedy.

  64. jenny says – reply to this


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    first. R.I.P heath. You died to young, im so shockedd

  65. devon says – reply to this


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    I can't believe this. I'm in shock. God his poor daughter.

  66. nikki says – reply to this


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    so sad!!! rip heath

  67. phoebe says – reply to this


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    1st!

  68. Anonymous says – reply to this


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    WHY SO SERIOUS??

  69. hannah says – reply to this


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    so sad for his family & friends

  70. shaina says – reply to this


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    so sad, so sad. my heart goes out to his poor daughter, and the rest of his family..

  71. Kathy says – reply to this


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    The world has lost a good person, and an amazing artist.

  72. hannah says – reply to this


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    so sad for his family & friends

  73. hannah says – reply to this


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    so sad for his family & friends

  74. hannah says – reply to this


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    so sad for his family & friends

  75. steph says – reply to this


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    OMG I JUST CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!! IS SO SAD =[ HE WAS SOOOOOOO CUTE!!

  76. Kathy says – reply to this


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    The world has lost a good person, and an amazing artist.

  77. woolie wool says – reply to this


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    SO SAD ahhhh my heart is breaking .. he was such a good actor … ahh he will be missed

  78. Christine says – reply to this


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    So sad.

  79. malay says – reply to this


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    rip heath
    i wonder how britney will top this

  80. mekiaboo says – reply to this


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    this is soooooooooo sad! he was one of my favorite actors. i will keep his family in prayer.

  81. anyone else says – reply to this


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    HEROIN

  82. NYC says – reply to this


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    This is so horribly tragic.. =(

  83. Jo says – reply to this


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    Britney's gonna be pissed

  84. shoking says – reply to this


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    wow he need help, and nobody did nothing

  85. moi says – reply to this


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    This sounds like mania of Bipolar(II). This is often not diagnosed because it can sometimes come before a depressive cycle, so the patient just feels very stressed and has trouble sleeping. It too often results in suicide, sometimes as an accidental result of bad self-medicating. On the other side, sometimes it can flip into a depressive cycle that seems in severe enough juxtaposition that a patient feels compelled to take drastic action (since they still might not recognize the medical problem).

  86. adjones says – reply to this


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    Had ot be an accident. He says in another interview that you want to be around for your child's life. Again, talking about his daughter.

  87. ugh says – reply to this


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    god, im never going to be able to watch 10 things i hate about you again.

  88. baby says – reply to this


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    oh my god this is so sad!

  89. miss kat says – reply to this


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    oh baby. :(

  90. stephanie says – reply to this


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    This puts all the Britney bullshit in a new light. Britney stop the shit and value your life.

    To Heath's Family I am so sorry.

  91. meg says – reply to this


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    i'm so sad. i just came from school.

  92. Karen says – reply to this


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    Wow…that is so sad. It is tragic that his daughter will now be left fatherless.

  93. Anon says – reply to this


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    did he drop any good loot?

  94. Zac. says – reply to this


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    Making a contest to be the first to comment.. On this subject?!! How childish and disrespectfull!! You should be ashamed of yourselves! Freaks!

    Poor man.. I can not say anything else.. Poor, poor man. I feel for his family! His daughter is 2 years old.. Her memories will be the films he made, but none of these have captured the way he realy was. She will only remember the characters Heath played. Poor girl.

    Respect!
    I hope you find peace.. (Although I don't believe in God, I hope you're in a better place now.)

  95. weeeener says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

  96. isabella says – reply to this


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    I'll always love him. Such a sad waste. RIP Heath, we'll miss you forever.

  97. Stacey sucks cock says – reply to this


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    Re: Stacey

    The attention starved people who decide to become actors or celebritites do it to themselves. STFU

  98. heath forever says – reply to this


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    this is really sad
    may he rest in peace

  99. Dani says – reply to this


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    I can't believe it.

    What a waste. RIP Heath

  100. Frenchie loves Amy! says – reply to this


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    wow…this is soooo sad…I'm still in absolute disbelief….my friend and I were just recently remembering a little fun encounter she had with him at a bar in Los Angeles…she remembers him as being very kind and soft spoken…and while she got drunk and made a fool out of herself, he danced along and stayed polite…until she ultimately got kicked out of the V.I.P. section…man…I still can't believe it

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