Heath Ledger was on the rise. Only 28, he was already an Oscar-nominated actor – and a father. His little cutie, a daughter named Matilda [whom he had with actress Michelle Williams], was born in October of 2005.
He's said that all he's ever wanted was to have a child and was so happy being a dad. We feel so sad that this little one will now not grow up with him by her side.
Recently, Ledger had caused a stir, stepping into the macabre role of the Joker in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins . We were all a titter to hear that he was cast in this role and absolutely LOVED the pix we saw of him in costume [right].
"It's the most fun I've had with a character and probably will ever have," he said. "The movie itself is far exceeding my expectations. I think it's going to be a really fun movie to watch."