Originally Posted by VictoiseC
I also believe he cannot be compared to John Belushi in any sense. Belushi was known to party and take drugs and lead a very wild life for many years. Heath has been out and about down in Soho these last months at various bars, but it's been stated how polite and well-mannered he was, not crazy, not drunk, not on drugs.
I have the feeling this is something of a youth thing, the anxiety of performing maybe, or living up to a reputation. Or maybe yeah, just the crazy stuff related to Batman and that character.
He also was suffering from anxiety it's been said.
I've never taken a sleeping pill! I guess I'd rather sit up at night and read some stupid (or good) book than rely on pills. My family is hooked on various pills and it's such a shame.
I'm so sad I'll stop now. Send love to his soul in these next few days....
While I disagree that he can't be compared to John Belushi, I definitely see your reasoning for why he can't. Heath was fairly widely known to be alcoholic and that was a large reason that Michelle left him, but he was getting better and he seemed to be making efforts. However, that's not why I would compare him to Beloosh. What I meant to say is that Heath's death has and will continue to leave the same sort of resonating void that is left by a talented person who dies young. When you see someone who dies before their time, no matter the reason, people are devastated because you can't help but imagine how much of their life's work had been left undone.
As for sleeping pills, I think it's often hard for people without sleeping problems to understand just how horrible it can be to be physically incapable of shutting down your mind, to be tired but incapable of sleep. I've had DPSP since I was 13 and insomnia since I was 15 or so and it's a complete nightmare. I could read for hours and hours but my mind will not shut down until 4AM, like clockwork. It cuts into your life, makes school and work difficult and it never goes away. I know what it's like to sit around waiting for sleeping pills to take affect and I know it's horribly frustrating when they don't.