I was puzzled by the range of reactions I heard from those around me yesterday to the death of actor Heath Ledger. So I’m conducting a survey. When you heard the news that Heath Ledger died, was your reaction:
- Who’s Heath Ledger?
- Wasn’t he that guy in that movie about those guys?
- Other (please explain)
Include your age in your answer. My hypothesis is that this is generational. A 20-something coworker’s instant response was “1”. Another 40-something coworker actually got a call from his college freshman daughter, who lives in another state, telling him the news.
For the record, my answer was “1”, and I’m 48.