The Joker is Dead

Heath Ledger, the fellow who played The Joker in the latest Batman film has been found dead. Jesus that’s so sad, man. The inevitable facing-off-with-Batman jokes aside, it’s weird that people can die of an overdose of pills that were prescribed to them. I mean, is the normal dosage so close to the dangerous dose that it’s easy to kill yourself by taking too much? This explains that article I read a couple of days ago in some national medical journal about hundreds of thousands of people being admitted to hospital in the US because of incidents related to their being treated for something else in the first place. There was a reference to Israeli studies that showed that mortality rates dropped at a hospital during a doctor’s strike or something like that. Madness.

Ledger as The Joker

9 thoughts on “The Joker is Dead

  1. *sigh*
    He was soooo good. I really feel sad about it, though he’s just one of many people who die every day… My best friend Valentina’s gonna be shattered. She was convinced that she would marry him some day :(

  2. I haven’t seen him much, except perhaps in Monster’s Ball. Same guy who acted in Brokeback Mountain, lots of people seem to think he’s really good though, but I missed all his movies unfortunately.

    Poor fellow, he’s just 8 years older than me. That’s young.

  3. He was in Ten things that I hate about you, A Knight’s Tale, Brothers Grimm, Casanova…

    A German site just said it was an accident in his household or something.

  4. Ah yes, I went and looked him up after I noticed. Accidents, the BBC said he overdosed on pills. Heck, you never know. The first few hours after there’s always wild speculation unless they say what happened.

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