Tyler Hilton checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@tylerhilton) on Wednesday (January 23). The singer-songwriter/actor writes:
Goodbye to a True Talent
I remember getting really into acting about the same time Heath Ledger was in “The Patriot.” I thought, man, that kid’s amazing. After seeing “Monster’s Ball”, where he yielded leading roles to others for supporting ones in great movies among the more experienced, I thought – that’s what I want to do. And later he was rewarded for all his education and humility with his great performance in “Brokeback Mountain”. I didn’t know him, I’m just another big fan. I can’t think of anything really important to say… I’m just kinda shocked and wanted to say something. I’ll miss so much the movies of his I’ll never get to see. Rest in peace, you true, true talent.