Thursday, January 24, 2008

ANOTHER UPDATE: Heath Ledger is Dead

from IMDB
Investigation Into Ledger's Death Continues
What is the truth
Police investigating the death of actor Heath Ledger have found a rolled-up $20 bill in his apartment, suggesting the late actor was a hard drug user. The Brokeback Mountain star, 28, was found dead in the bedroom of his New York home on Tuesday afternoon. The $20 bill will now be tested by scientists, although police said no drug residue was visible on it and refused to comment on speculation that the bill was used to snort cocaine. An autopsy carried out on Wednesday failed to reveal how Ledger died, although police believe his death is drug-related as sleeping pills were found strewn around his apartment. No illegal drugs were found. Officials will now have to wait for the results of a series of toxicology tests which may hold further clues into what caused the 28-year-old's death. A spokesman for the medical examiner assigned to the case insists it may take up to 10 days to conclude their investigation. Meanwhile, Australian Ledger's body has been released to a New York funeral home.

Nicholson Warned Ledger About Joker Role

I thought this one was interesting. Batman killed the joker.

Jack Nicholson has hinted he warned tragic Heath Ledger against taking on the role of The Joker in the new Batman film. Ledger, 28 - who was declared dead at 3:30pm at his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday - publicly declared himself exhausted and sleep deprived in November following the grueling shoot for The Dark Knight. He also revealed in an interview with the New York Times he'd resorted to taking sleeping pills - an overdose of which is believed to be the cause of his death - in a desperate bid to catch up on rest. And Nicholson, who famously portrayed the menacing Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 movie Batman, implied to the waiting crowd outside plush London restaurant The Wolesley on Tuesday night he spoke to Ledger about his role in The Dark Knight - and warned him about the pitfalls of taking on such a demanding challenge. When asked by the London crowds for his reaction to Ledger's untimely demise, a defeated Nicholson simply replied, "I told him so." Batman Begins prequel The Dark Knight is due to be released in July.
And Terry Gilliam's film was canceled. Will he ever have any luck