Ledger Anniversary

Jan. 22 2009, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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Today marks the 1st anniversary of Heath Ledger's untimely passing. Ironically, tragically, it was one of his best years, professionally.

Ledger's body was discovered a year ago by his housekeeper in his SoHo loft at 3:31 p.m. after he failed to show for a massage appointment. An autopsy revealed Heath died of a prescription drug overdose.

With the posthumous release of The Dark Knight and several projects yet to be unleashed, Ledger seems closer to us than ever.

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With a fresh Golden Globe to his credit, Heath was just honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and is sure to leave his mark on the upcoming Oscars.


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