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Did Heath Ledger work himself to death?

By By: Sunil Noronha
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    The sudden death of Heath Ledger has shocked Hollywood with his contemporaries and its veterans responding in utter shock. The word is that he was a brilliant actor and that Hollywood has lost one of its future greats. The actor, who has acted in 17 odd films, was on a roll. There seems to be no valid reason why he should have ever gone. There are many reason why he should have been found dead and one of the most seemingly obvious reasons is that he was seriously overworked.

    He said that the work for his role in The Dark Knight was way too strenuous for him to take – the reason for which he was loosing sleep. He had been taking the same pills that were found near his body for a while as he was trying to catch up on his sleep. So was this just a case of being tired out by Hollywood or to put it in a blunter way the price of fame and fortune?

    And he is not the only one who has paid this price. Anna Nicole Smith, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, James Morrison, Janis Joplin and the ever immortalized Marilyn Monroe have also paid thus price thus showcasing the more dirty side of Hollywood and the fee one has to pay to become a privileged member. And it seems that dying young has proved to make them more famous that if they last for years and decades together.

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