Heath Ledger

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The Australian star who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Brokeback Mountain and won an Oscar for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight will forever be remembered for his untimely death in 2008. Authorities labeled it an accidental overdose, but his life insurance company initially refused to pay out on his $15 million policy, pending a suicide investigation. His daughter was designated as beneficiary.


  • Born: April 4, 1979
  • Full Name: Heath Ledger
  • Died: Jan. 22, 2008


  1. Photo of Mary-Kate Olsen

    Mary-Kate Olsen

    ( Nov. 2007 - Jan. 2008 ) Split Up
    Romantically linked to Ledger in the final days of his life, Olsen was the first person his masseuse called when she found Ledger's dead or near-dead body. She called Olsen three times before finally calling 911 but we may never ... more ›
  2. Photo of Helena Christensen

    Helena Christensen

    ( Sept. 2007 - Jan. 2008 ) Split Up
    Although she has insisted they were just "close friends", Christensen was on her way to Ledger's apartment when she learned of his tragic overdose in 2008. "I had just left him a message and heard his voice on the machine." more ›
  3. Photo of Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams

    ( June 2004 - Sept. 2007 ) Split Up
    For a time, Ledger and Williams appeared to have the perfect Hollywood romance. They immediately fell in love on the set of Brokeback Mountain (for which they both receieved Oscar nominations), and had a daughter together. But their surprising split ... more ›
  4. Photo of Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts

    ( July 2002 - Oct. 2003 ) Split Up
    Watts was ten years older when she started dating her Ned Kelly co-star Ledger and had to explain to Barbara Walters that "Love is love. You fall for the person, not an age." But age was an issue when Watts ... more ›
  5. Photo of Christina Cauchi

    Christina Cauchi

    ( Jan. 2000 - July 2002 ) Split Up
    He called her "The yin to my yang," and even gushed "...I am madly, truly in love and extremely happy," but both times Ledger hooked up with Aussie model Christina Cauchi, the love and happines was oh-so-fleeting. Cauchi even lived ... more ›
  6. Photo of Heather Graham

    Heather Graham

    ( June 2000 - June 2001 ) Split Up
    Graham bounced back from her break-up with long-time boyfriend Ed Burns with the hot young Ledger who was in Prague shooting A Knight's Tale while she was filming the thriller From Hell. He introduced her to his folks on a ... more ›


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