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Tony Parsons On Heath Ledger And The Meaning Of Tragic

by | 28th, January 2008

heath-ledger-3.jpgIn “IT BROKE MY HEART”, the Mirror’s Tony Parsons manages to combine Heath Ledger’s death and the actions of Le Rogue Trader Jerome Kerviel.

“It makes me laugh to read that the French trader who lost £3.6billion for Societe Generale was driven by two tragedies – splitting up with his wife and the death of his father,” says Parsons, laughing.

Tony is capturing the synergy between the showbiz press and the world of high finance. It take a columnist to spot links in what you or I may see as a non-sequitur. It’s what makes him a legend in Fleet Street.

Parson notes: “Splitting up with someone is not a tragedy. Nor is burying a parent when you are in your 30s a tragedy. These are the knocks we all suffer in everyday life. Calling them tragedies is overkill.

“Look at the faces of Heath Ledger’s devastated parents – burying your child is a tragedy.
“Think about Heath Ledger’s two-year-old daughter Matilda – that little girl never knowing her father is a tragedy.”

Tragic stuff…



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