#FlashbackFriday: No one will ever forget one of the greatest Hollywood actors, Heath Ledger. A lot of people know him as the Joker from The Dark Knight (2008), but there’s more to him. The talented actor has been a part of some of the best films like Brokeback Mountain, 10 Things I Hate About You, Monster’s Ball, and many others. He impressed people with his impeccable acting in every film he did.
Unfortunately, on January 22, 2008, Heath passed away. The actor died due to an accidental overdose of prescripted medications. These medications included painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping pills. His colleagues had mentioned the actor was suffering from a respiratory ailment. Heath was just 28 when he lost his life.
The news of Heath Ledger’s death broke many hearts. His family, friends, and fans were in great shock. Unfortunately, the actor couldn’t watch one of his best performances Joker in The Dark Knight. Also starring Christian Bale, the film released July 18, 2008. After the actor’s death, his sister Kate Ledger revealed the last conversation she had before her brother a night before his death.
In an interview with news.com.au, Heath Ledger’s sister Kate Ledger revealed, “He was a really happy person and he had huge plans for his future. I spoke to him the night before and we were laughing and joking. He was so proud of what he had done in Batman.”
Kate also dismissed the speculations that his character Joker in The Dark Knight caused his death in some way. She shared that her brother was very happy to work with Christopher Nolan. “I know he had plans for another Batman. He loved working with Chris Nolan and Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. He just had the best time ever doing that film. When he came home at Christmas he couldn’t wait to tell us all about it and he was doing the voice and laughing, showing me all the rushes. We had a great time.”
Tomorrow, it will be 12 years since The Dark Knight released. No fan will ever forget the intimidating and spectacular act by Heath Ledger as Joker in the film.