How Did Heath Ledger Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Heath Ledger death

The movie actor Heath Ledger passed away at age 28, way too young.

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Known for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, his death was voted the top entertainment story of 2008. His meteoric rise was also attributed to his acting in 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight’s Tale, and Brokeback Mountain.

He was romantically involved with actress Michelle Williams from 2004 to 2007. The couple had a daughter named Matilda Rose Ledger in 2005. 

How did Heath Ledger die?

Cardiac Arrest caused Heath Ledger's death in 2008.

Information about the death of Heath Ledger
Cause of deathCardiac Arrest
Age of death28 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayApril 4, 1979
Death dateJanuary 22, 2008
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


I don’t have that much forward planning about what I want to do next, or in the future.

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When I’m not acting, I do like to take a year off at a time, at least if I can, just in order to keep acting exciting – otherwise I get bored very quickly.

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If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.

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I do keep pre-occupied.

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If you’re just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.

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