Actress Kate Bosworth took to her Instagram to share a smiling photo of the actor and share a sweet tribute to actor Heath Ledger.
“Doesn’t seem so long ago we were all running around LA, shotgunned into Hollywood + popping off the new millennium’s cork, having a laugh. It was a crazy time.”
Ledger was only 28 years old when he was found dead in his loft on January 22, 2008. After an autopsy and toxicology testing, the coroner’s report stated, “Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine. We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescribed medications.”
On Twitter, many made references to Ledger’s role as the Joker in the 2008 thriller “The Dark Knight.” The role was the actor’s last before his death.
“Happy birthday Heath Ledger — the greatest villain this world has ever seen! Gone but never forgotten,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
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Doesn’t seem so long ago we were all running around LA, shotgunned into Hollywood + popping off the new millennium’s cork, having a laugh. It was a crazy time. I was literally straight out of high school, feeling young & super shy and he was always so sweet within a surreal scene. I really, really would have loved to have known Heath today, at 40. No limits on what he would have accomplished. Here is what I remember: he was sensitive, gentle, kind, wickedly funny. Extraordinarily special. Time goes by, his image still a teenage heartthrob. And his work. So brilliant + honest & he was just getting started. But to remember the Human. I was on the outer orbit. Imagine those close to the sun. Thinking of all the people who knew and loved him on this day. Man, you made one hell of a mark. xo