Heath Ledger is dead.
The young Australian actor, who shot to fame when he starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie version of Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his New York bedroom, the floor strewn with sleeping pills.
A spokesman for the Irish Independent issued an angry statement slamming Ledger for his selfishness.
Some people are just so inconsiderate, he said. Katy French is hardly cold and we’ve had no chance to wring the last ounce of publicity from her death. This is going to spoil everything. How could he do this to Sir Anthony, a fellow Knight?