Heath Ledger Found Dead – Updated

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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13 Responses

  1. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    As sad as that is – I expect somewhere in Hollywood – someone is relieved that CGI has gotten so sophisticated.

  2. Sal Loria says:

    Principle photography is completed on The Dark Knight, and combine that with how the filmakers were able to complete The Crow following Brandon Lee's death, which at the time principle photography was not completed, I'm confident that this won't affect the completion of The Dark Knight.Having said all that, it's truly a shame that this happened. I'm already seeing comments fly about what Warner Bros will do with any potential sequels featuring the Joker, and who could play the now-vacant role, but for me, I'm focusing on how weird watching The Dark Knight will be this summer. It'll be just like watching the previously mentioned The Crow all over again.Truly a shame for someone so young and talented…

  3. Mike Gold says:

    At least Jack Nicholson will stop bitching for a while.Maybe.

  4. Anonymous says:

    According to the "analysts" on CNN right now, they are currently blaming the alleged suicide on the darkness of the new Joker character. And that as methodical as an actor that Ledger was, he may have taken home part of the Joker's character.As constantly threatened, the media is planning putting comic books on trial…why can't they leave us alone???

  5. Martha Thomases says:

    He was a tremendous talent, with a real flair for comedy. I loved him in 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU and A KNIGHT'S TALE. And he's just amazing in I'M NOT THERE.

    • Rick Marshall says:

      I keep intending to see Knight's Tale but haven't gotten around to it… I hear it's a fun film. I thought he was great in Lords of Dogtown. everyone in that film was great, actually – but he was REALLY exceptional.

  6. Marilee J. Layman says:

    This is the time of year with the most suicides. Many people feel the drop after the holidays and it's grim and dark outside, and they can't handle it. The NBC news said he was found by his housekeeper, in his house.

    • Mike Gold says:

      With him naked and barbs spilled all over the floor. If it's suicide (as opposed to an unintentional overdose) it's a sloppy way to do it.Not that I'm giving advice. There are plenty of websites for that.

  7. J. Andrew World says:

    He made shit look good. I remember in 95 or 96 watching an ad for Roar thinking it was "Braveheart meets Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and discovered that it was a decently written show. It deserved to be canceled after 15 episodes, but Heath Ledger was everything a leading man should be. I rewatched Roar last year, and realized that Legder will become the next sean connery. Sadly, today he has become the new James Dean.I hope his daughter is ok through all of this. As a parent myself, I can't imagine leaving my daughter behind. I just can't.

  8. bucashley says:

    Very sad……..too much….too fast………You never know if tomorrow will come, so appreciate your blessings each and every day. The last pictures taken of Heath and more information on http://www.whyfame.com R.I.P.