Vale – Heath Ledger

Does Ledger deserve iconic status? Only time and history will tell. Personally, I don’t think he deserved it, and I doubt he would have wanted it. All the interviews I’ve seen and heard today bear testament to the lack if interest in his “fame”. It would be uncouth to his memory to turn him into another River Phoenix-styled film icon.
But the fact remains, in the same way other young stars have been taken from us early, Ledger will now forever be part of the Hollywood Legendarium, absorbed into the mythological ether of the silver screen, and will forever remain young to those who adored and admired him.