Who is Heath Ledger?
Heath Ledger was an Australian Academy Award-winning actor. He was best known for appearing as iconic characters in iconic movies like ‘The Joker and The Dark Knight.
Full Name: Heath Ledger
Age: 30 years old
Date of Birth: April 4th, 1979
Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia
Father’s name: Kim Ledger
Mother’s name: Sally Ledger
Net Worth: $16 million
Relationship status: Single
Height: 6 ft. 1 inch
Weight: 84 kg
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Hazel
Early/Personal life, Family:
He was born on April 4th, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia to father Kim Ledger is a Car Racer and mother Sally Ledger is a French teacher. At the age of 11, his parents separated. He grew up along with his two half-sisters: Ashleigh Bell and Olivia Ledger, both of them were born into his parents’ second marriage.
Since an early age, he was interested in acting.
Career and Education:
For education, he joined the Guildford Grammar School and graduated at the age of 16. He debuted his film career in 1997 in the emotional drama Blackrock. Similarly, this led to a starring role in the pilot series Roar backed by Financiers in the United States.
Then he appeared in A Knight’s Tale in 2001 displayed Ledger’s abilities as a true leading man in the movie. He was named as a Hollywood playboy Led People magazine named Ledger one of it’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in the year 2001. Similarly, he became the ninth-youngest nominee for the Best Actor Oscar at the age of 26.
Relationships and Affairs:
He began dating Michelle Williams actress after they met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2004. The couple lived together in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn from 2005 till 2007. The couple was blessed with a child named Matilda Rose Ledger who was born on October 28th, 2005. The duo ended their relationship in September 2007. Unfortunately, the couple separated for four months before Heath’s death in 2008.
According to a few reports, drug abuse prompted Michelle to ask that he move out of the apartment also.
He had an estimated net worth of around $16 million USD.
Heath Ledger Height, Weight
He had a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) with a bodyweight of 84 kg (185 pounds). He had blond color hair with hazel color eyes.
Heath Ledger Death
He was found sprawled on the floor of his apartment at about 3:36 pm on January 22nd, 2008. On a tragic day, he was pronounced dead. A report of death said an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
A memorial service held at Penrhos College on February 9, 2008. There were several hundred of invited guests in attendance and considerable press attention. Ledger’s body cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery. Similarly, his ashes interred in a family plot at Karrakatta Cemetery.