Heath Ledger dead at age 28

Yet another talented entertainer has died young. Actor Heath Ledger, who portrays the Joker in July’s Batman Begins sequel, was found dead today in a New York apartment. He was 28.

Ledger rose to prominence with starring roles in The Patriot (2000) and A Knight’s Tale (2001). He earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in 2005’s Brokeback Mountain. Filming is already complete on The Dark Knight, which is set for release on July 18.

Ledger leaves behind a two-year-old daughter.

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Like everyone else, I am stunned by this tragic news. My condolences go out to his family and friends.