Actor Heath Ledger (28) died of an accidental overdose of six prescription drugs, with a combination of painkillers, tranquilizers and sleeping aids found in his system, according to medical officials.
His death shocked film fans and fellow actors around the world and added his name to the list of movie stars who died young, like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean.
Ledger had recently completed filming on the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight, where he played the villain The Joker.
His other films include Casanova, Brokeback Mountain, Ned Kelly, A Knight's Tale and The Brothers Grimm.
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