I really don't know what to say about the passing of Heath Ledger. He was a very troubled guy who had lots of inner demons that he was always fighting. When his daughter Matilda was born, it seemed like Heath was headed in the right direction, but it just wasn't meant to be. When he lost the foundation of having Michelle Williams and his daughter every day, he seemed to be slowly drifting further and further from mainstream behaviors.
As with so many actors who die young, Heath seemed to have such great promise and such bright future. I only met him two or three times, but each time I met him he was incredibly warm and kind and had a presence that was electric. I had not seen him in over a year and from what I understand the Heath I had met, and knew was not the same Heath that has been inhabiting his body for the last year.
For MSNBC's take on the story and a video of his life, click here.