'10 Things' about Heath Ledger

Named after Heathcliffe of Wuthering heights
Bronte's brooding haunted man who laughed
Three years ago he bought a house at Bronte beach
Money and fame from the mastering of his craft

He was experienced with Shakespeares plays
Famed for his modern 'Taming of the Shrew'
"And thereby hangs a tale"
In Ten Things I Hate About You.

Obssessed with Nick Drake who over-dosed at 26
Ledger tragically followed in his path
Heath made his music video this year
The final scene showed him drowning in his bath

He played a gay man on television
in Brokeback Mountain, the same male bond
He named his only daughter Matilda
After a 'waltzing' man drowned in a pond

His first acting role was Peter Pan
At age ten, the boy who could fly
His youthful look, his cheeky smile
the boy that would never die

So much opportunity ahead awaited
Heath's death was tragic and mysterious
His final role as the brooding clown who laughed
The Joker who asks, "Why so serious?"

- Peter Bainbridge (Moth) 2008

"I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh - even worse when you make me cry. I hate it that you're not around. And the fact that you didnt call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you - not even close, not even a little bit, not any at all."

- 10 things I hate about you

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