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Remembering Heath

1/22/2008 9:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Remembering Heath Ledger: click to view gallery

-- Born Heathcliff Andrew Ledger, April 4, 1979 in Perth, Australia
-- Son of a French teacher and race car driver/mining engineer
-- Left high school at 16 to pursue a career in acting
-- Made his first big screen splash in the US in 1999 as Patrick Verona in "10 Things I Hate About You"
-- Dated Naomi Watts from 2002 - 2004
-- Won a ShoWest Award for the Male Star of Tomorrow based on his performance in "The Patriot"
-- Named one of Australian GQ's Men of the Year for acting, 2003
-- In 2005, he received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a Drama" for "Brokeback Mountain"
-- Heath became engaged to Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of "Brokeback Mountain"
-- Daughter Matilda Rose born October 28, 2005
-- Academy Award Best Actor nominee for his role in "Brokeback Mountain", 2006
-- Williams and Ledger split in August, 2007
-- Heath found dead in NYC at the age of 28, January 22, 2008

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