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Heath's Dad -- "Heath Touched So Many People"

1/22/2008 11:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heath Ledger's father, Kim Ledger, flanked by his family, released a statement on Australian television.


We, Heath's family, confirm, the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda. He was found peacefully asleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.

We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their well wishes and kind thoughts at this time. Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.

He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many. Please now respect our families need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.

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jennifer    

Oh man how pathetic & sad. Hearing his sister sobbing in the background gave me chills. For their sake i hope it was natural causes or something & NOT suicide.
Sucks.. he could have been the next Marlon Brando, he had the potential.

2433 days ago
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it is sad    

it's very sad,anyone who dies from addiction. i'm luck to be alive and sober. so i share with you hope, if you are to watch one political speech this year, watch this one. it's why we need him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf0x_TpDris&eurl=http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/mlkvideo

2433 days ago
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claire    

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? A YOUNG MAN LOST HIS LIFE...HAVE SOME RESPECT AND ARGUE ABOUT YOUR MOVIE TRIVIA SOMEWHERE ELSE...

2433 days ago
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Adrienne    



blah blah blah....."And for the rest of you...God wont allow someone to play in such a graphic gay movie as Brokeback Mountain and live to see his child grow up...Read your bible...And for those of you who support him doing that and show him such praise and love without showing such praise and love to your God, will surely be in the same boat."

Posted at 1:12AM on Jan 23rd 2008 by nowiknowwhyidontvisitthissiteanymore...freaks
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I'd love to see that verse, the part of the Bible where people can't act in graphic movies. You may not believe this but movies aren't mentioned in the Bible, this little ditty is though, it goes something like this, Judge not, that ye be not judged. Here are a few more on judging others....


For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

2433 days ago
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dragon77lady    

Is the Democrats are Evil just trying to cause a argument or are they that ignorant that they didnt know that Angie was quoting lines from the movie "Ten things I hate about you" which stars Heath Ledger. It was a poem spoken by Julia Stiles character to Heath Ledgers character about how she hated him when in fact she did not hate him, she loved him very dearly and had a hard time admitting it. Perhaps you should do some research before you go typing stupidity

2433 days ago
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Amanda    

Heath was such a wonderful actor and from what I can tell a wonderful father. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and especially his beautiful daughter. I know what it is like losing a father and at her age she will not understand, but as she grows up I hope she realizes how wonderful her father was and that he was a wonderful man that provided entertainment to the world. Heath will be missed!

Rest in Peace Heath.

2433 days ago
97.

dai    

WBC IS GOING TO PROTEST HIS FUNERAL!!?!!??!?!??!!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!?!




http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/19627377.html?page=26#comments < SEE READ IT ALL HERE AND A LINK TO THE WBC SITE!

2433 days ago
98.

Kelli    

Dragon77lady. You think all democrats are evil? effin please your hate in private. America has had it! Wow I'm happy, let freedom ring/ Peace Heath. Some people have an understanding and compassion. Man wheres my vibrator? This is liberating TMZ!

2433 days ago
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Adrienne    

Isn't WBC the same church that pickets soldiers funerals? What a bunch of creeps, it wouldn't surprise me.....they might get into a scuffle at Heath Ledger's funeral, road trip anyone, they should be blocked off away from the Ledger family

2433 days ago
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Kelli    

Yes. Bush goes to all the funerals. He needs a LONG VACATION! :)

2433 days ago
101.

Adrienne    

Oh no you didn't

Don't mean to butt in here, but dragonlady was referring to a commentor named Democrats are Evil

2433 days ago
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GOOD!!!    

R.I.P Heath Ledger, its so sad but we have to understand he is in a better place now and I don't think he committed sucide or was battling a drug problem, it was just his time to go. It was probably a combination of him being sick and taking the medicine just a sad and horrible accident, my prayers go out to his family and his beautiful daughter, he made his mark in this world god bless him, RIP.

2433 days ago
103.

Doctor Harvard.    

I always liked you Heath...plus, I still have a major crush on you...I'll see you someday. God bless.

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Christine Soliman    

I am shocked and extremely upset at the passing of a wonderful young, taltented man, who was a great actor, son, brother, partner and most of all dad. It makes me sick that all this speculation around him of a suicide, i truley believe it was an ancident.

May god bless you and let you rest in peace Heath. We Aussies loved you and will miss you dearly.

To Heaths' family may god help you all through this very emotional sad time, and always remember Heaths' words "I will live through and in my daughter Matilda"

GOD BLESS YOU HEATH AND REST IN PEACE.

With all my love
Christine Soliman (Melbourne Australia)
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2433 days ago
105.

Secret123!    

Heath was an amazing actor.
My prayers go out to his family and friends. R.I.P.

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