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Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was born on the 4th April, 1979. His star sign is Aries. Sadly, he died young on the 22nd January, 2008 in New York City through a drug overdose.

He was born to Kim and Sally Ledger in Perth, Australia. His mother was a teacher and his father pursued a career in car racing

Schools he attended included Mary’s Mount Primary school and Guildford Grammar School. He played the role of Peter Pan in a play at one of the schools.

At 17 he left school to pursue a career in acting and in 1996 accepted the role of a gay man in the television series Sweat.

Heath and his partner Michelle Williams had one child, Matilda Ledger, born 28th October, 2005.

Movies Heath acted in include 10 Things I hate About You, The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, Shutter Island, My Week with Marilyn, The Brothers Grimm, The Dark Knight, Oz the Great and Powerful and Manchester by the Sea.

He also acted in the television series Roar.

Credits: Heath Ledger Photo by Howie Berlin [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons