Remembering Heath Ledger Eleven Years Later: His 8 Best Performances
Eleven years ago, today the world was in shock after finding out that Heath Ledger passed away at the young age of twenty-eight.
Unfortunately, Ledger’s sudden death was during the peak of his popularity. The Australian actor was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin in his loft in Manhattan.
Two weeks after his death, Ledger’s autopsy report revealed that he died as a result of “acute intoxication” which drew to the conclusion that his death was an accident in result from the abuse of prescribed medications.
Known for his iconic role as the Joker in “Dark Night,” Ledger became very popular and even won his second Oscar after his death for his role as Best Supporting Actor (The Dark Night.)
However, today we remember the two-time Oscar-winning actor for the laughs, the heartache and the fear that he gave to cinema.
From "10 Things I Hate About You" to "The Dark Night," let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember some of Heath Ledger's best work!
1999: 10 Things I Hate About You
2000: The Patriot
2001: A Knight’s Tale
2001: Monster’s Ball
2005: The Brothers Grimm
Lords of Dogtown
2008: The Dark Night