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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel;2765690;
    Call me cold, callous or whatever, for some reason I don't feel the same sense of loss upon reading of Heath Ledger and Brad Renfro as I do reading about Suzanne Pleshette and Allan Melvin. It is sad, but to me not the same.
    To me, the difference is that the older actors had a chance to live many years and have long, fruitful careers and lives. Heath Ledger and Brad Renfo were cut down in their primes and never got a chance to fulfill their (I think in both cases) great promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;2765718;
    To me, the difference is that the older actors had a chance to live many years and have long, fruitful careers and lives. Heath Ledger and Brad Renfo were cut down in their primes and never got a chance to fulfill their (I think in both cases) great promise.
    That is one way of looking at it. Thank You Critical.
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    i get breaking news text message updates on my phone from cnn.com and was on my way home from work when i got my message. i immediately forwarded it to my daughter, who is a HUGE fan.

    we're both in shock. so sad ...

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    I'm still crying over this! I'll always remember him best as the sexy Sir "Ulrich Von Lichtenstein" in A Knight's Tale. Goodbye Heath.
    And... I didn't even know about Suzanne Pleshette until I read the above post. Normally I get alerts (that's how I found out about Heath). I must've not seen that one. WOW! Not sure who the other guy is, though. Allen Melvin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by burntbrat;2765520;
    Rest in peace, Heath. I was shocked to hear this on the radio this afternoon. I will miss the performances that could've been.
    That was my thought, too. After watching his mesmerizing performance in "Brokeback Mountain" I couldn't wait to see what he'd do next. So sad.

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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2765799;
    I'm still crying over this! I'll always remember him best as the sexy Sir "Ulrich Von Lichtenstein" in A Knight's Tale. Goodbye Heath.
    And... I didn't even know about Suzanne Pleshette until I read the above post. Normally I get alerts (that's how I found out about Heath). I must've not seen that one. WOW! Not sure who the other guy is, though. Allen Melvin?
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    Totally shocked to read about what happened to Heath Ledger and Brad Renfro. Both were extremely talented and it saddens me that they both passed at such young ages
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    I'm a tad more shocked about Ledger than I was about Renfro. Not sure why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2765939;
    I'm a tad more shocked about Ledger than I was about Renfro. Not sure why.
    Renfro's problems with drugs and the law were pretty well documented..that wasn't a shocker like Heath's passing is.

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    My mouth absolutely fell to the floor when I walked into my mom's house tonight and she asked me if I had heard about Heath...I hadn't and when she told me I was dumbfounded! I loved him in "A Knight's Tale" and "The Patriot" (still haven't seen Brokeback Mountain). My son was looking forward to seeing the new Batman movie and had been reading that Heath had done an outstanding job as the Joker. Its a little unsettling to hear all these reports about his death and meanwhile they are flashing those macabre pictures of him dressed as the Joker!

    I hope the autopsy shows that it was an accidental overdose and not a suicide...

    My thoughts are with Matilda Rose and I pray for strength for Michelle and his family......

    RIP Heath
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