Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was an Australian actor. He rose to fame with his breakout role in 1999's 10 Things I Hate About You. His most notable films include A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), I'm Not There (2007) and The Dark Knight (2008). He died in 2008 of a drug overdose at the age of 28.
Heath Ledger
Full Name
Heath Andrew Ledger
Perth, Australia
Notable Projects
The Dark Knight
01/22/2008 (Age: 28)


How did Heath Ledger die?

Heath Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose on Jan. 22, 2008. He was 28 years old.

Who was Heath Ledger married to?

Heath Ledger was never married. From 2004 to 2007, he was in a relationship with actress Michelle Williams, with whom he welcomed daughter Matilda in 2005.

How old was Heath Ledger in '10 Things I Hate About You?'

Heath Ledger was 19 when '10 Things I Hate About You' premiered in 1999.

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