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« on: February 09, 2008, 03:41:51 PM »
PERTH - Family and friends of actor Heath Ledger bade farewell at a private service in his Australian home town on Saturday, with the media kept away and Ledger's father appealing for mourners to be allowed to grieve in peace.

Ledger, 28, best known for his role as a conflicted gay cowboy in the 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain", died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in his New York apartment on. Jan 22.

His death shocked film fans and actors around the world and prompted warnings about mixing prescription drugs, particularly pain killers, tranquillizers and sleeping pills.

Among the mourners at Saturday's memorial service, in Perth, were Ledger's former partner and Brokeback Mountain co-star Michelle Williams, who arrived with Ledger's sister Kate but without the couple's two-year-old daughter Matilda.

Also among the hundreds of mourners at the service, at a private girls school in the Western Australian city, was model Gemma Ward, with whom Ledger had been reportedly linked, as well as Australian actors Cate Blanchett, Bryan Brown and Joel Edgerton.

Williams, 27, and Ledger's father, Kim Ledger, had both pleaded to be allowed to grieve in private.

A large media pack had camped outside the Ledger family home, prompting Kim Ledger on Saturday to tell reporters the service would be followed by a "very, very private" funeral with only 10 family members to attend.

"It's a pretty sad time and we are finding it difficult to cope by ourselves," he said.

Ledger starred in 18 movies in Australia and Hollywood, and received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a gay cowboy opposite co-star Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.


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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 06:50:57 PM »
i was really sad when i saw the news on BBC. he is one of my favorite actors...a good one

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 08:31:40 PM »
A quote from the late Australian actor when he was still alive:

I felt like my career was out of my hands. I wasn't making any decisions; they were being made for me. And so to a certain degree, I had to go out and destroy my career somewhat in order to rebuild it. At the time, I had studios telling me I was crazy. I had agents on my back, publicists, family members, everyone saying, 'What are you doing? You should be this. You should be that. You should follow the dollar. Follow the gloss.'

"My life is together, both professionally and socially. But it's been a big learning process, and there is no YODA - there's no one who points you in the right direction. You've got to figure that out by yourself."


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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 07:59:54 PM »
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/islandangel05/08123232223_knightstale.jpg[/img]

Mari, this pic is from the movie "A  Knights Tale". I really love the dance scene.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 11:26:42 PM »

i love that movie Ging and few others



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