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Celebrity Reactions to Heath Ledger's Death

Celebrity Reactions to Heath Ledger's Death

Here are the first celebrity reactions of Heath Ledger‘s death:

“I am just beyond sad at this point and shocked. I was on my way over to pay him a visit when I found out. I had just left him a message and heard his voice on the machine. He was such a special and genuine person, so extraordinarily talented because he was so raw and honest with his feelings. He was so full of life, so electric…. This is immensely sad.” — supermodel Helena Christensen, rumored to have been romantically involved with Heath

“What a tragedy. My heart goes out to his family.” — Nicole Kidman

“I am shocked and very saddened by the news. I deeply respect Heath’s work and always admired his continuing development as an artist. My thoughts are with his family and close friends.” — Cate Blanchett

“I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.” — Mel Gibson

“He is one of my favorite actors. His abilities are rare…it’s a tremendous loss. It’s hard to be here celebrating Australia under these circumstances.” — John Travolta

“It was with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of Heath Ledger. It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation’s finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger’s diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor.” — Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia

“The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.” — Statement by Alan Horn, President and COO of Warner Bros. and Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group

Pictured left: Heath Ledger on the London set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus on Friday.

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  • zanessa110

    its sad.

  • Antonella

    That is so kind of them.
    R.I.P. )’:

  • Steph

    aw.. my god this is so sad.. i feel so bad for the guy! i loved him!

  • j

    I just got home! Oh my god, this is horrible!

  • cataz

    wow…its actually real…..i was still trying to convince my self it was a hoax

  • rinimeatballs

    O.O ……..not shocked, he been acting and looking like he been on drugs since him and michelle broke up….still sad.

  • madlen161

    so so sad. my heart goes to his family an his little daughter

  • kiki

    Last week was Brad Renfro.. this week is Ledger .. next week?

    it’s so sad.. RIP

  • nelly

    this is so tragic.

  • bataglio

    suicide or accident?

  • joanie

    omg – noooooo — heath!! T_T

  • Maria


  • Daniela

    At #10:

    jerk or jackass?

    God! have some respect!

  • celebpsychic

    This is sad but not shocking.

    Check out my Heath Ledger Prediction:

  • Jessica

    omigosh this is sooooooooooooooooooo sad…. i feel sooooooooooo bad… rip!!

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  • Ally

    very sad. cant believed this happened!! hope his family copes well

  • Lorena

    I still can believe it. Very sad…


  • Shelby

    so sad. so horribly sad. Rest in peace…

  • [marie]

    R.I.P. Heath.

  • yfw

    #13, I don’t see how #10 is being disrespectful….

    it’s a valid question.

  • d.

    My condolences to Heath’s family. Two young, talented young men lost this week. Very sad.

  • Msmorphine

    So sad =((

    R.I.P Heath

  • Lorraine

    wow, im so shocked. but he had been looking kinda down.. but my heart goes out to him. =/

    R.I.P Heath.

  • bataglio

    @ daniela – both, actually, thanks for asking.
    respect? for what? another freaking HW idiot w/too much on his hands: too much money, too much time, too many sycophants up his ass, too much belief in his own hype. i’ll respect what matters: the soldiers giving their life in the war. the father who works two jobs to support a family. the medic who is up at 3am trying to save a life. the ghetto teacher who instills hope and fighting spirit in a kid who’d otherwise fall thru the cracks. don’t you be preaching at me what to respect.

  • mel

    I have no words. Utter and complete shock!!! R.I.P Heath :(

  • Luu

    omg!no words now…

    but i have to say i wanna read about Jake Gyllenhaal’s reaction

  • loveangelina

    My first reaction SHOCK……..Wow
    Thank you, Jared

  • Ally

    suicide or accent is a perfectly fine question #13. shes not criticizing him, its a simple question. he could have been taking drugs for a million reasons, shes wondering if it waas to kill him self or anything else.
    R.I.P. Heath :(

  • carrie

    Death of a human being is sad specially at a young age and no matter how previaged he was. I am really sad I really loved and respected him for his talent. He was one of my favorite actors. RIP Heath

  • cscs

    i’m so sad.

  • Just me…

    I’m in deep shock!!!

  • alohaland

    In the last few pics of him that have been out recently, he has really looked different, and not in a good way. Just like he was there but not really there. It is a terrible tragedy for this family. Hopefully the press will let them mourn in peace.

  • Alyssa

    When I found out I about cried, he was so beautiful!
    All of you should pray for his family, especially his two year old daughter.

  • Bri

    poor michelle and matilda

  • roma


  • Rip :(

    OMGGGGGGG, why????

    Im hoping for his sake that he took suecide, if this was an acctident,, How tradic!!!

    I feeel sooo sorry for mathilda!!!


  • queenbutler

    Terrible, terrible loss. Thoughts and prayers with family and friends…nothing but respect for the ones he left behind, especially his daughter. May she have the love and support throughout her life to cope with a tragic loss.

  • the_original_nika

    now will the studio cut his scenes in the movie “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” ?

  • angela

    Wheres the source for all of these?

  • wow

    @ bataglio – sorry but I agree with Daniela. He just died and all you have to say about it was suicide or accident? No condolences or best wishes to his family or anything nice to say about the person. Just because he didn’t go to war or directly save anyones life doesn’t mean he deserves any less respect.

    You don’t need to cure cancer to earn respect. EVERY person deserves respect, even you.

  • lauren west aussie gal

    its realli sad.. considering i kno his step sister very well..
    wa loved him and my mates saw him around christmas time he looked soo happy..
    absoulte champion..
    well miss him

  • cscs

    39. shoulda watched the news they showed his body bag and everything..




  • virginia

    this is horribleee
    poor his daughter

    rest in peace heath

  • the_original_nika

    I very much agree #40.

  • Nicole m

    I’m still in complete shock. I can’t believe he died! His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • k

    #25: Even though Heath isn’t inspiring children in a ghetto, his performance in Brokeback Mountain will always be remembered for opening millions of people to the idea of tolerance, and gays as human beings. Are you 14 years old? There are more than the few narrow cliches that you rhymed off in terms of how people can be “respectable” and worthy of mourning. Shame on you!

  • Amy

    So very sad, and shocking.

  • wow

    Exactly #25. But some people don’t have the depth to understand that you don’t need to be directly involved with someone to change or influence their life.

    R.I.P. Heath. We will sorely sorely miss you. You were probably one of the greatest actors of our generation.

  • manny

    @ bataglio
    that is being disrespectful. he was a great actor!
    i suppose you dont watch any movies or tv or read magazines because celebrities arent important to you
    gosh he is dead the lease you can do is say something nice or nothing at all