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Add Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger to the "Gone Too Soon/What Were They Thinking?" list.
 
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...and Sir Edmund Hillary.
(Excepting the "Too Soon" and "What Thinking" bits.)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article3362295.ece
 
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It's always "too soon", even in the case of Sir Edmund.

(And as for "what was he thinking": it might have been "...because it's there!")


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True enough. And I would add it's just as great a loss if the person was not a celebrity.
 
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Well said!
 
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To state my honest opinion, if his cause of death ends up being a drug overdose, then Heath Ledger was a world class loser. I never even watched his films and I've been royally p!ssed at him all day--can't imagine how his poor fans must feel and wouldn't presume to guess as to friends and family. Here was a guy with world class talent living a life people with even moderate talent would kill for--and most people have average or below average talent, which puts him above over 90% of the world. What the hell reason does a person in such a position have to OD? And what reason does everyone else have to go on with their sorry, pointless, cr@ppy little lives with people like Heath Ledger ODing and Owen Wilson slitting his wrists? Where do they get off with this $#!+?

(If the cause ends up being something else or inconclusive, I take back the above.)
 
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dandelion:
Hey! Let's be cool here! Ledger was on at least 6 - 10 prescriptions, from XANAX to Aleve type of medicines. He was on sleeping aids. He slept little, sometimes as little as 2 hrs a day, and had pneumonia at the time of his death. He broke up with the love of his life a few months ago, hated the last film role he had, as the JOKER, in the lastest BATMAN movie, and that is the stuff the media knows. What the heck was going on inside the media doesn't know and can't tell us? He had kids. What was his relationship with them. Or the mother? In debt over his head? Feel the talent he knew he had being thwarted by the elite of Hollywood?? Moreso, no God? Vacant inside except the displeasure of self? What emotional carnage was he packing everyday?

The latest news is that it was accidental. ...
 
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...I never even watched his films...


Maybe you should, dandy. He had quite a talent, and I feel we didn't yet see his best.


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Originally posted by Nard Kordell:The latest news is that it was accidental. ...


That's what they're saying now, and that his family was very upset at the authorities intimating it might have been intentional. If it was intentional, it's terrible on so many levels...but it doesn't seem he'd have made an appointment for someone to be at his place if he expected to be dead by then? Let's hope it was an honest accident.
 
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probably it was unintentional.
 
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David Groh, gone at age 68.
 
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Very sad, all these people I enjoyed on TV as a kid checking out.
 
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Goodbye, Larry Norman.

So sad, too soon.


"Live Forever!"
 
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William F Buckley.


"Live Forever!"
 
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Jooonyah.
 
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