January 23, 2008
Heath Ledger Dies!!
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How sad and tragic that one of Hollywood's top and talented actors was found dead today in one of his NY homes. Heath was only 28 years old and had a 2 year old daughter. He just finished filming the latest Batman film, "Dark Night" in which he played the Joker. He was also nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain in 2005. Rest in Peace, Heath!! We will all miss you!
The Perth, Australia, native was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for 2005's Brokeback Mountain, on whose set he met – and began a romantic relationship with – Michelle Williams. Theirs was described by others on the film as love at first sight. (PHOTOS: See a complete timeline and photos from his life.)
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger with Matilda in 2006
PHOTO BY: ALECSEY BOLDESKUL
Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in New York on Oct. 28, 2005. Ledger and Williams, who shared a brownstone together in Brooklyn, split in September 2007.
Ledger began his acting career in 1996, when he was 17, in an Australian TV series called Sweat.
In August 2006, Warner Bros. announced that Ledger would play the Joker in The Dark Knight, a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins.