Heath Ledger

topic posted Tue, January 22, 2008 - 2:17 PM by  Unsubscribed
I'm gutted to hear that Heath Ledger died --- I found his chart online -- it looks like he died during his first Saturn return and Saturn opposes Venus. But soooooo YOUNG. Very sad, and a damn shame.
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    January 22, 2008, 4:42 pm
    Actor Heath Ledger Is Found Dead
    By Sewell Chan

    The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan owned by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.
    At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building, at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger naked and unconscious on a bed, with pills scattered around his body. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities.
    The police said they did not suspect foul play. The police said they believed Ms. Olsen, 21, was in California and said it was not clear why Mr. Ledger was in her apartment.
    Mr. Ledger, a native of Perth, Australia, won acclaim for his role as a co-star in “Brokeback Mountain”, a 2005 film. The film, based on a short story by Annie Proulx about two cowboys who fall in love, won critical acclaim. Reviewing the film in The New York Times, the critic Stephen Holden wrote, “Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn.”
    Mr. Ledger met the actress Michelle Williams while filming ‘’Brokeback Mountain.” The two actors fell into a romance and moved to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, where their comings and goings were widely noted by paparazzi. They had a daughter, Matilda Rose, who was born on Oct. 28, 2005. The couple separated last year.
    In an interview in London for an article published in November, Mr. Ledger told The New York Times, ‘’I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.” He said in the interview that he was not proud of his latest role, in Todd Haynes’s “I’m Not There,” in which Mr. Ledger was one of a half-dozen actors depicting the musician Bob Dylan. ‘’I feel the same way about everything I do. The day I say, ‘It’s good’ is the day I should start doing something else,” said in the interview.
    Calls by The Times to Mara Buxbaum, a publicist for Mr. Ledger, and Steve Alexander, the actor’s agent, were not immediately returned this afternoon.
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    I have posted his chart in the photo section of this tribe
    • i more celebrity down... only a couple thousand left to go...

      seriously this is sad, always hate to hear when someone is this unhappy... my n.Saturn squares n.Venus in my chart and i can say i've felt the negativity these symbols stand for, no fun...
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      Heath Ledger was my favorite actor in his age range (twenties) who took his art far more seriously than he took himself. Though I obviously didn't know him personally, his talent will be sorely missed and for that I feel sorrow and regret. What a waste. What's weird is that he was found in the bedroom of one of the Olson twins (Kate) who, on being contacted in LA, reported that she did not know why he was there. Well, now we'll know what the entertainment news networks will be reporting for weeks to come.
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        i am now hearing on the news that it may not have been Olson's appartment.
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          "Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s deputy commissioner for public information, initially said that the apartment was owned by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, but later reversed himself and said that was not the case.
          A representative of Ms. Olsen said that the apartment did not belong to the actress. “It is not her apartment,” the representative, Annette Wolf, a publicist for Ms. Olsen, said in a phone interview. “She does not own the apartment. She has never owned the apartment. She and her sister have an apartment in New York City but they are not in this building"

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            >>Heath Ledger was my favorite actor in his age range (twenties) who took his art far more seriously than he took himself. Though I obviously didn't know him personally, his talent will be sorely missed and for that I feel sorrow and regret. What a waste. <<

            agreed, Sherpa
            this was one truly talented individual.
            all too rare in a sea of mediocrity and fluff.
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              I think it was a broken heart related suicide. way too much saturn-chiron-venus aspects for a delicate soul to handle
              • I doubt it was a suicide.

                Apparently he had pneumonia at the time.

                His family is trying to cut down on the hype of suicide saying 'he's not that type of person.'

                This is a very sad day, that someone so talented and at the height of their life and career would die. I recently read an interview with him in The Australian (an aussie national newspaper), he seemed very intelligent about his art, his life and his goals; someone to admire. He started out in 'teen'ish movies, but has broadened and developed his skill, never resting on his laurels. In fact, after reading that interview, I had a lot more respect for him as a person and for his work than previously.

                As an Australian, I feel sad that we lost another one of our talents on the worldstage. He's an inspiration to the rest of us.

                RIP, Heath.
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                  thinking about it second time, jumping to a suicide conclusion was a bit out of place...

                  still, he had some tough transit going on
                  • This is the maximum depth. Additional responses will not be threaded.
                    As I understand it – and probably Sherpa understands this better – actors can become “possessed” by their roles and when the camera stops, they don’t always become “de-possessed”. I think a role such as The Joker, and the way Ledger seems to have approached it, would have created a great psychic weight in anyone as sensitive as he was – in addition to (or maybe because of) the weight of Saturn coming around. 3 planets in Pisces with a Cancer moon, he must have felt everything.

                    I wonder if he didn’t pull some energies into himself that got the better of him. A friend mentioned the Brandon Lee/Crow/Joker similarities, so it got me thinking about the energies we pull in, and how successfully we do or do not release them.
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                      the heath ledger loss threw me for about a week because i somehow felt i knew what happened. he overstimulated his nervous system; The Joker short circuited it into insomnia and the sleep deprivation weakened his CNS and immune system so that cocktail of six different prescription drugs finished him off during his saturn return. what was he thinking? he wasn't.

                      -from a letter i just wrote to a friend
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                        I think you intuit what happened to him clearly, sherpa.

                        In the Batman comic books, I see the forms this way: Gotham City is Ra, Batman is Set, the Joker is Apep.

                        Set is supposedly Chaos and Destruction, but it’s actually Apep who is Chaos, and not the friendly fluffy kind. Apep was called Eater of Souls – a Choronzon-jabbering-insane-chaos.

                        Set was Ra’s bodyguard because he was the only one badass enough to do battle with Apep night after night and win, thus allowing Ra to rise and shine in the morning.

                        Batman fights for Gotham City every night against the Joker so that all inhabitants may rise and shine in the morning.

                        I think the Apep-Joker jumped out of the door in the floor of Heath Ledger’s unconscious and wouldn’t leave. He had racing thoughts that he couldn't control. Mercury/Mars in Pisces. In time, I think Ledger would have gotten Apep-Joker under control, because he was adept at navigating inner worlds, but he ran out of time. Saturn. Sad sad sad.

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