Author Topic: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread  (Read 204745 times)

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #220 on: January 22, 2008, 11:52:45 pm »
They're reporting that Heath's mom and dad heard of his death on the news.

Sigh...

Well, that just sucks. What an awful way to learn that your child has died.  >:(
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #221 on: January 22, 2008, 11:54:08 pm »
i made a huge mistake and actually clicked onto the Heath Ledger IMDb Board. Can't believe how many horrible ppl felt the need to suddenly flock to his page. :-X But it gave me reason 10000000 why I love BM and all my fellow Brokies so much. The few "real" friends and family I have who even know who he is...was... :'(... are only sad because "there goes another cute face in hollywood". I have no words for them.
Thank you so much everyone. Apparently you guys are the only ones who really know how I feel right now. And I really appreciate all the hugs so many of you were giving out. I really needed it. :)

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #222 on: January 22, 2008, 11:57:37 pm »
you know, I was just thinking. You think he knew how much he meant to us?

I wonder if Jake knows. I wish that we could do like DC did with the Oscar snub...take out an ad to tell Jake what he has done for us.

While we still can...while HE is still able to see it.

Well, I personally believe Heath now knows how much he meant to us.

Sincerely, Kat.
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #223 on: January 22, 2008, 11:58:53 pm »
They're reporting accidental death, and Heath was suffering from pneumonia at the time.  Also, that Michelle is very distraught, and heading to NYC.

Thanks, Flash. I sure hope it's true, and the medical examiner can prove it, so we're not left with some space between what we know, and what we want to believe.  :'(

And now I think I need a drink.  :(
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #224 on: January 23, 2008, 12:02:26 am »
Barb. Oh my.

It is so good to see you. I hope all is well in Sunny Florida. Excepting sad, sad news, of course--

Pay no mind to those cretins. The yammering becomes a murmur and then blessed silence. (I haven't had a TV for over ten years, so it's probably easy for me to say, but still--)

I've been reading lots of posts this evening (what I can, that is, it is rather difficult) and I have been writing a few short notes--but when I saw your kind note I just had to reply.

So here's something that the yammering TV boobs might not have mentioned about Tuesday, January 22, 2008. It was a strange, strange day. I sat in a Starbucks on Delancey and Allen for while, and thought--about nothing in particular. Peaceful.

And then weirdly, 'coincidentally,' I walked down Broome Street, around 12:30 or so, then walked back and turned left onto Layfayette---

I went home, had lunch, looked out the window, at the East River. (It had been very sunny in the very early morning, but then it turned gray.) Suddenly it was snowing--quite a lot. It was pretty. Then suddenly, around 3 o,clock, or so, it stopped, it cleared, and there was no trace that it had ever snowed.

Very gray day, cold and clear, but as I said earlier, very peaceful.

You have a quiet, peaceful evening, Barb. Pay no mind.

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John

I can't thank you enough for those beautiful words, John.

You know, the wind is howling outside my window, now, through the pouring rain.  The wind is not unusual here this time of year, but the pouring rain is.  If Ennis is gone, too, then he is finally with Jack.  Between that notion and your lovely words, I think I just might have a peaceful night after all.

xxxx you, too,
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #225 on: January 23, 2008, 12:02:42 am »
you know, I was just thinking. You think he knew how much he meant to us?

Well, they all knew how much they've done for us, because some of our fellow Brokies told them so, to their faces, at that screening in L.A. in 2006 where they were present for a discussion after the film was shown.
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #226 on: January 23, 2008, 12:04:56 am »
Well, I personally believe Heath now knows how much he meant to us.

Sincerely, Kat.

He sure does Katness. I totally agree with you. If he didn't know it, he knows it now.

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #227 on: January 23, 2008, 12:06:03 am »
I can hardly believe it. I just got the news about an hour and a half ago. It feels much like Jack dying in the movie only this it true life.  I know everyone will be terribly upset today and for a good while we will feel a great sadness.  Different scenes from Brokeback Mt keep appearing and disappearing in my mind.  I'm so sad and even if I tell myself to be thankful for a superb actor to have played a role that gave our community such a great gift, I can't feel anything but grief.  But I'm grateful our Bettermost community is here.  I'm sending a hug to anyone who needs it...  In memory of Heath.

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #228 on: January 23, 2008, 12:21:01 am »
I just heard the news on my way to work. What a shock. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Heath's family, Michelle and little Matilda. It's so heartbreaking that Heath won't see her grow up now. It really makes me cry.  :'(   


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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #229 on: January 23, 2008, 12:30:59 am »
I can hardly believe it. I just got the news about an hour and a half ago. It feels much like Jack dying in the movie only this it true life.  I know everyone will be terribly upset today and for a good while we will feel a great sadness.  Different scenes from Brokeback Mt keep appearing and disappearing in my mind.  I'm so sad and even if I tell myself to be thankful for a superb actor to have played a role that gave our community such a great gift, I can't feel anything but grief.  But I'm grateful our Bettermost community is here.  I'm sending a hug to anyone who needs it...  In memory of Heath.

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