Reading all the reports in the newspapers and online from people that knew Heath Ledger, a very different image of him is appearing than I originally had.
I'd been of the opinion that Heath was cocky and arrogant and a bit pretentious. He'd had scuffles with the paparazzi and complained that he couldn't be left alone, surely an unfortunate but to be expected part of his job. Lots of other celebrities, much more famous than Heath, don't get harrassed or object as violently as he did. It seems that he was a bit of a tortured soul and wasn't entirely comfortable with being a celebrity and was in the business to be creative and work his craft.
The movies I had seen him in I genuinely enjoyed (his performance in "Brokeback Mountain" made me cry) and I can't wait to see "The Dark Knight" where Heath will be seen playing the Joker. Sleeping tablets, pneumonia and rumours of heroin, anyway you look at it, it's not a pretty picture. I hope he's at peace now.