Celebrities who died young
Heath Ledger( Bryan Bedder / Getty Images / December 9, 2012 )
Ledger's death shocked not only Hollywood, but a nation who may not have followed the 28-year-old actor's career much before the breakout hit "Brokeback Mountain." His turn as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" was awe-inspiring and bittersweet for those closest to him as the performance received numerous accolades including an Oscar.
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