Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger April 4, 1979 to Jan. 22, 2008 The Australian actor was found dead in his New York apartment by a masseuse who was let in by the housekeeper. Ledger first attracted attention in the U.S. as the star of the short-lived FOX drama "Roar," followed by break-out turns in the romantic comedy "10 Things I Hate About You" and the rock-n-roll jousting drama "A Knight's Tale." It was Ledger's performance as taciturn cowpoke Ennis Del Mar in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" that earned the actor his only Oscar nomination. In addition to his Academy nod, Ledger picked up Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Independent Spirit Award nominations for the acclaimed film. Read the Full Story ... Related Stories: Heath Ledger's Will Doesn't Include Daughter Heath Ledger Doctors Cleared Heath Ledger's Doctors Investigated by Feds Heath Ledger Died From 'Acute Intoxication' Drugs, Dating Speculation After Ledger's Death Ledger's Family Speaks Out Ledger's Life in Photos
Heath Ledger photo courtesy of Michael Goulding/Orange County Register
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