Death of Heath Ledger

April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008
New York, New York | Age 28

Actor found dead in NYC at 28
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Heath Ledger's award was `bittersweet' for father

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Australian actor Heath Ledger's father said his late son's win for best supporting actor at the Golden Globes was bittersweet.

The actor, who died from an accidental prescription drug overdose last year, won the award for his diabolical turn as the Joker in the Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight."

"We didn't know whether he would win or not — you can't take anything for granted,"...

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