It has been exactly 13 long years since Heath Ledger died in New York on January 22, 2008 at the age of 28. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, 10 Things I Hate About You, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Ledger, a cultural icon
Born in Perth on April 4, 1979, Heath Ledger's career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in Australian history. Ledger was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1999 he touched the hearts of millions as Patrick Verona in ‘10 Things I Hate About You’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 13 years since the tragic loss of Heath Ledger and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Heath Ledger is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Heath Ledger.
Heath Ledger career in pictures
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