Heath Andrew Ledger was a great Australian actor that moved the United States in 1998 and became very successful. In this photo list, there will also be some good, awkward, and nice pictures of Heath as well. However, Heath did not get along with paparazzi due to their disrespectful actions of invading his privacy as well doing something as trivial as squirting water on the actor. But before we take a look at all of this in the list, let’s first look at what caused his death in 2008 as well as what Heath Ledger was most known for in his acting career.
Heath’s career ended ended early on January 22, 2008. His cause of death was from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs which led to his heart going into cardiac arrest. During the actors final few years Heath heavily struggled with insomnia and he stated that he was only sleeping about two hours a night on average. His brain wouldn’t shut off, he was always thinking even though his body was exhausted. His former fiancée Michelle Williams added further confirmation to Heath’s sleeping troubles when she stated that he had always had battles with insomnia and that he had too much energy. Heath was found unconscious in his bed at 2:45 pm eastern standard time. He was unable to be revived and pronounced dead at 3:36 pm. Heath’s role as The Joker in The Dark Night is one of his most notable roles. Furthermore, Heath had actually passed away before the movie was released in theaters. The Dark Night had finished filming so there wasn’t a need to scramble to find a replacement or recast the role. The movie was going through the editing stage of development and released to critical acclaim and success. Additionally, Heath received numerous posthumous awards for his performance in the film including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Best Actor International award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute. Heath Ledger was born on April 4, 1979 making him only twenty eight when he passed away. No matter the case it is always sad to hear about someone dying that soon but thankfully Heath will live on through his great work as an actor.
Enough of the depressing facts let’s get into the list:
1. Out having a beer.
Heath in a neutral expression and appears to be at a bar.
2. Looking a bit scruffy.
Paparazzi caught Heath on a cold day looking a bit unkempt.