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Published:January 23rd, 2008 14:06 EST
Vestige of the Vox Populi # 71

Vestige of the Vox Populi # 71

By Sean Stubblefield

I was stunned when I saw the news, on January 22, that Heath Ledger was found dead. At first, my mind wouldn’t process the information.

I thought maybe I had misunderstood, read something wrong.

Perhaps I stumbled into some horrible joke or satire. So, incredulous, I read it again.

And then again, just to be sure.

But alas, the words reporting his death refused to change.


People have commented that he had such great potential, which is true. Not because Heath hadn’t yet proven himself as an actor, but because he clearly had, as shown in projects like Roar, 10 Things I Hate About You, A Knight’s Tale, The Order, Brokeback Mountain, Brothers Grimm, Casanova, and no doubt the upcoming The Dark Knight. We morn all the future roles that will never be graced with his incredible talent and presence.

I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to witness Heath at work.

And while the movies he has been in haven’t always been awesome, his contribution to them always has.

In memory of this remarkable actor—and by all indications a remarkable person, here is the trailer for his final role in the last movie Heath completed: