Heath Ledger was one of those actors who was slightly older than me and my generation, and so much cooler. He's a member of a group I watched when I was a pre-teen: young, eager, stars of pop-film. He's one of the few who transcended teen movie obscurity, displayed his chops, and won. Career-wise, at least. I'm sad because it's almost like losing one of the cool kids you didn't really know, but always looked up to. RIP.