At the moment it is too early to say exactly what happened so I will not go into the details. Needless to day this is a very sad situation especially if his death was accidental. In THIS interview, the young Australian speaks of difficulty sleeping. Here's an extract:
...and, as often happens when he throws himself into a part, he is not sleeping much.
"Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” he said. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.” One night he took an Ambien, which failed to work. He took a second one and fell into a stupor, only to wake up an hour later, his mind still racing.
As THE JOKER.
Although I was not a great fan of his work - I've only seen three of his films - I was terribly shocked when I saw the rolling news on the BBC website just before 10pm [GMT] last night. In fact, I let out an audible gasp which got the interest of my 'partner'. Below is one of the most recent pictures of him filming the new TERRY GILLIAM movie, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus".
On-set of the new Terry Gilliam film.
As many of you regular blog readers will know, I was (and still am) greatly looking forward to his role as THE JOKER - what I have seen so far (the opening seven minutes and the trailer) he is excellent. I can't imagine how the team working on THE DARK KNIGHT are feeling, having to watch him over and over again knowing what they do. Sad too is the fact that Heath is the second person to die who worked on the BATMAN movie - a crew member died last year. You can see that story HERE. To end with, here's the trailer for that film which, by all accounts, he has finished all work on including post-production.
Saddest of all, of course, are the people he has left behind.