Date of Birth: April 4th 1979
Heath Andrew Rufus Gregory Fitzpatrick Peter Bob Ledger III son of Kim and Sally Ledger was born April 4, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia. Heath Ledger has a daughter, Matilda with actess, Michelle Williams.
Heath attended an all boys private school Guilford Grammar school where he began showing promise in drama, winning numerous awards. In his short career he has had roles in such TV shows as Ship to Shore, Bush Patrol, Corrigan, Home And Away, Sweat, and Roar. The break came in 1999, with the release of 10 Things I Hate About You. The comedy, an update of William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, was the sleeper hit of the spring.
Heath finally had deserved success with his role in Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which he was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA and WON a posthumous Oscar for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Ledger was found dead on January 22, 2008 in his apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, with a bottle of prescription sleeping pills nearby. It was concluded weeks later that he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs that included painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication.