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Perth, Western Australia
Place of Death
Soho, New York
Cause of Death
Accidental Sleeping Pill Overdose
Claim to Fame
10 Things I Hate About You, A Knights Tale, Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight.
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Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award-nominated Australian actor.
Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, the son of Sally Ledger Bell (née Ramshaw), a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race car driver and mining engineer. Ledger`s mother is descended from the Clan Campbell of Scotland and his father comes from a family well-known in Perth. The Sir Frank Ledger Charitable Trust was named after his great-grandfather.Ledger attended Marys Mount Primary School, in Gooseberry Hill, and later Guildford Grammar School and its preparatory school of the same name.
Ledger had a relationship with Naomi Watts, whom he met in 2002 during the filming of Ned Kelly. They started dating in August 2002. The couple ended their relationship in April 2004. Previously, he had dated actresses Lisa Zane and Heather Graham.
Ledger was engaged to actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain. They have a daughter, Matilda Rose, who was born on October 28, 2005. The child`s godparents are Ledger`s Brokeback costar Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams` Dawson`s Creek castmate Busy Phillips.
Ledger and his family divided their time between Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
Ledger sold his Australian residence in Bronte, New South Wales, for A$7 million.
In August 2007, Us Weekly reported that Ledger and Williams ended their relationship because of their busy schedule. Neither Ledger nor Williams has confirmed the rumor at the time of this writing. On September 4, 2007, Williams` father, Larry, confirmed to Sydney Daily Telegraph that Ledger & Williams have indeed split.
According to the New York City Police Department, Ledger was found dead in his apartment in the SoHo neighborhood.
Guildford Grammar School, Guildford, Perth
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Full Name at Birth
Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
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Kim Ledger (Was in media when Heath's passing and funeral)
Sally Ledger Bell
Kate Ledger (his older sister), Ashleigh Bell (his junior half-sister is his mother's daughter), Olivia Ledger (his junior half-sister is his father's daughter with second wife Emma Brown)
Jake Gyllenhaal (He's his friend since Brokeback Mountain and is a godfather to Matilda Ledger), Martin Henderson (Mentor), Busy Philipps (Godmother of His daughter Matilda), Russell Crowe, Ben Harper, Joaquin Phoenix
Roger Bell (step father)
Ines Ledger (step mother)
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). He also produced and directed music videos, and aspired to be a film director.
Matilda Rose Ledger (daughter)
Melbourne, Perth, Los Angeles, New York
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