I had just been talking about him the day before, because he is playing The Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight which debuts this summer. It felt odd, to talk about him one day and find out he’s dead the next.
Dying young has never been on my list of objectives, but when they put Heath’s age on the screen, it made me realize I’m not immortal. I’ve always known that, but when someone dies so young its a cold slap in the face. It says, “I’m coming for you.”
This is in memoriam for Heath Ledger, 28 years old. Rest in peace, Heath.