Heath Ledger RIP

Dark Knight star dead at 28

Heath Ledger was found dead yesterday afternoon in New York.

The actor first rose to movie fame with 10 Things I Hate About You, going on to star in the likes of A Knight’s Tale, The Patriot, Monster’s Ball and his Oscar-nominated performance in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.

It was filming Brokeback that he met his ex-fiancée, Michelle Williams, in 2005 and had a daughter, Matilda together. The couple split in September last year.

He most recently appeared in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, and the director released a statement: “This is an unimaginable tragedy. Heath was a true artist, a deeply sensitive man, an explorer, gifted and wise beyond his years. There is no finer person on this earth.”

Ledger is due to appear as the Joker in The Dark Knight this summer. He was 28.