Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gone too soon.

Well I tried to think of several ways to write this post, but I really haven't been able to come up with the right words. I know it seems crazy that I could be so sad about losing someone I didn't even know, but really I am. Yesterday after I found out Heath Ledger died I was just in shock and all around sad. Sad because he was a freaking icon for me, hell for any female my age. Because let's be honest here 10 Things I Hate About You was one of the biggest hits of '99 and every girl loved him and loved that movie. And hell every other movie he made was great too, A Knight's Tale, The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain and his upcoming role is going to be amazing as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

I think I'm also sad because of Matilda, his two and a half year old daughter with ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams. Leaving such a small child behind is devastating, especially for a man that talked so highly about being a father.

But really I think most of it stems from the fact that just last week another young actor passed away, Brad Renfro. Although Brad was not nearly as big or well known of an actor as Heath, I was still sad. The Client is one of my favorite movies and Brad did some good work. And again it was sad because he was only 25. And Heath was only 28. What is going on in Hollywood?

Okay well this post is severely depressing and sad so I apologize, I may have to add another post later with bunnies and rainbows or something to brighten it up, haha.

However I'll just end this post with a simple rest in peace.


Brad Barron Renfro (7/25/82 - 1/15/08)


Heathcliff Andrew Ledger (4/4/79 - 1/22/08)

12 comments:

Virginia said...

I hear you. What is with these young guys dying so soon? I feel so bad for their families and especially their children.

LBIC said...

I know what you mean. Their deaths were only a week apart and they were both young actors with children. It's so sad and I still can't really get my head around it.

Captain Backfire said...

Amen.

alana said...

You pretty much summed up everything I've been thinking. It's so sad and weird and surprising and unfortunate. But mostly just sad, I guess :(

Julie Q said...

so sad.. i never know the right things to say when it comes to this stuff

molly said...

both so sad
im incredibly shocked, especially about heath
when i first heard, i thought it was a joke!
a terrible disgusting joke
my biggest concern is matilda too
i hope she can remember her father

lily said...

i was close to tears when i found out, its just soooo sad.

1218Blog said...

I know, this is so crazy what is going on with young Hollywood in general. I think Heath dying is so devastating because he was on the up and up and a good dad. He wasn't hanging out at clubs, and doing all this crazy nonsense. Totally didn't see it coming, so it blows people away.

Angela said...

So, so sad :(

ana said...

Shocker, right? And it is so sad...

The post was a lovely, May they rest in peace.

Susie said...

SO sad :(

Thanks for saying it nicely. I have no idea what is going on in Hollywood, but I hope it doesn't continue...

TaraMetBlog said...

OMG I had no idea about Brad Renfo, he was one of my crushes growing up, I didn't even hear about his death, i'm going to have to google it. Remember him in The Cure? so sad.