Paparazzi Flock to Soho after Heath Ledger’s Death

In their neverending quest for the hottest photos and information, paparazzi and reporters flocked to the Broome Street apartment of actor Heath Ledger as soon as it was announced that he was found dead in his bed. Doubtlessly, they were all waiting to catch the pic of the moment, which would fetch thousands– perhaps family or celeb friends, or even the view of the body being taken out to the morgue for the autopsy. And of course, to overhear snippets of otherwise private conversations, giving them “the scoop” to report to readers, listeners, and viewers.

But there were others outside with more adoring motives. Ledger had many fans, not the least among them his neighbors, who said Heath was a fixture in the neighborhood. Heath was a regular guy who walked around the streets of Soho, often with Matilda, his daughter with actress Michelle Williams[their relationship broke up last September]. And, although he is best remembered for his role as Ennis in “Brokeback Mountain”, his last movie won’t be released until Summer, 2008, when Ledger plays The Joker in the latest Batman movie. This is all a terrible tragedy, because we will never see Heath Ledger again, never get to see the wonderful roles he would have brought to life for us in his maturity. Hollywood has lost a great actor, and NYC a distinguished resident.

3 Comments so far

  1. cathy (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    although i do not know him or ever met him.I send my deepest sorrow for his family as well as his daughter…

  2. Tracey (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 3:20 pm

    Beautifully expressed sentiments, which I fully agree with.

  3. wistfuliguana (unregistered) on January 29th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    Also family home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

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