I’ll just write here what I wrote to the other Bullz-Eye editors when I first read that Heath Ledger had been found dead of a presumed (but not confirmed) drug overdose:
* My first thought was a general, all-purpose “omigod.”
* My second thought was, “What an idiot,” which is invariably what I think when I hear about anyone dying from a drug overdose.
* My third thought was a more specific “omigod,” namely, “Omigod, his poor little daughter…”
And, lastly, I thought, “Somewhere at Warner Brothers, some suit has already said, ‘Goddamn motherfucking Heath Ledger! Oh, wait: this’ll be probably actually be good for box office. Never mind!”