My friend (aka minion), Aaron, sent me a link this afternoon which reported the death of actor Heath Ledger apparently due to an overdose of sleeping pills. I didn't believe it until I validated at a few other news sites.
Ledger, who garnered critical acclaim in 2005's Brokeback Mountain, had been cast as the Joker opposite Christian Bale's Batman in this coming summer's THE DARK KNIGHT.
According to IMDB, THE DARK KNIGHT is in post-production. Also according to IMDB, Ledger was starring in the currently filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, a film by Terry Gilliam.
I've not always cared for Ledger's films, but I have always liked him. This is awfully sad. He'll be missed.