In the mind of his fans, Heath Ledger will never be forgotten. Nor will his performance as the joker in “The Dark Knight” which was iconic and phenomenal. As the Joker, Ledger rose to fame with as an actor but sadly, he never lived to enjoy it. The Australian actor worked hard to give a performance of a lifetime. He was in character most of the time and even discussed his role with Jack Nicholson so that he could grasp every aspect of his villainous and psychotic screen character. But did you know that at the time of his death he left behind a young daughter who was just two years old at the time?
1Matilda Rose was only 2 years old when Ledger died
Ledger, an Australian was born in Perth Western Australia in 1979 which means he died at a young age of 29. Ledger died in 2008 of a drug overdose. His partner and co-star from Brokeback Mountain Michelle Williams. Together they had a daughter Matilda Rose.
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2An accomplished actor at a young age
Ledger was an accomplished actor at a young age having starred in noteworthy roles in movies like Brokeback Mountain and “10 things I hate about You”. He even won a posthumous Oscar at the 81st Academy Awards for the best supporting actor for his role of the Joker in “The Dark Knight”
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