Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Heath Ledger - Joker Star - Found Dead
So sad to hear and report that actor Heath Ledger was found dead in New York today. I am such a fan of his work in movies and feel so saddened and the news of his death. The New York Times web site blog reports he actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide or an accidental overdose, police sources said. Mr. Ledger was 28. More Heath Ledger story details.
Coincidently for me, we are currently here in Vegas at a buying show previewing the costumes for Batman The Dark Knight movie and just yesterday we were watching the new Batman movie trailer and commenting on what a great job it looks like he has done in his role as The Joker.
And rather ironic is the "Why So Serious?" tag line for what will be his last character role. Evidently, he was a troubled young man and maybe should have took that saying a little more seriously.
We mourn the death of this great star and pay respects, but as they say in Hollywood, "The Show Must Go On" and business must go on too.
So for us in the costume industry, it begs the question, will this increase the popularity of his character and subsequent costume sales? After all, we are RIGHT in the middle of placing our orders as we speak (or type).
So with this make him a Hollywood Icon with a cult following? Comments and messages welcome.
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