He received a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as "The Joker." Ledger had a daughter with actress Michelle Williams.
Cinematographer Nicola Pecorini, who worked with Ledger on his last film, that Ledger used to smoke marijuana regularly, but "went clean as a whistle" when he thought it was becoming an issue.
And vocal coach Gerry Grennell, who worked and lived with Ledger during the shooting of .
Insiders reveal to Vanity Fair details about their last days as a couple.
Like so many handsome, talented stars who die young, Heath Ledger has become the subject of great attention and speculation since his untimely passing in 2008 at the age of 28.
At the age of 10, he won Western Australia's Junior Chess Championship.
It was around this time that he found an interest in becoming a stage performer, as he performed the lead role in Guildford Grammar School's production of Peter Pan. Being absolutely comfortable with your body and life and the earth, sun, and moon being the only truths. It's about collecting wisdom of emotions and heart and self and understanding.There are more new details in the death of Heath Ledger Tuesday afternoon at age 28. The family says he was not that kind of person." At a press conference late Tuesday evening police confirmed that Ledger was found naked, face down in a bedroom in an apartment he was renting.Meanwhile, Ledger's parents and sister have revealed their immense pain in newspaper death notices in Ledger's native Australia. Police now say Ledger's masseuse Diana Wolozin phoned Mary-Kate Olsen 3 times over 9 minutes before she called 911, and a 4th time after paramedics arrived. Wolozin shows up for Ledger's massage appointment and knocks on his door. He was found at by his housekeeper and masseuse when the latter showed up for a scheduled appointment. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person." Fellow Australians like Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman (best friend to Heath's ex Naomi Watts) have expressed their sadness over his passing.