Heath Ledger

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.<br>
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( 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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Heath Ledger Died From 'Acute Intoxication'
Heath Ledger Gets 'Dark Knight' Dedication
Heath Ledger's family on the Oscar, Matilda and his 'last film'

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