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Heath Ledger's Treasured Van Stolen

3/2/2008 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heath Ledger's father Kim -- who is sorting out his deceased son's estate -- has discovered that Heath's cherished 1975 green Volkswagen van was stolen around the time of his death, and his father desperately wants it back.

According to news.com.au, Kim reported the stolen van to Australian police last Friday. Heath had reportedly given the van to a long-time friend for safekeeping when he moved to the U.S. from Australia.

Because of Heath's celebrity and mass vehicle upgrades, the van is now valued at $70,000.

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16.

SuperStarSteve    

#8 Unfortunately for US $70,000 AU is pretty damn close to $70,000 US.

Sigh

2427 days ago
17.

SuperStarSteve    

....about $70,000 is about $65,000 AU.

2427 days ago
18.

666    

WTF!!!! ????? A VW bus......$70,000.on what planet!?.....Is that pesos, australian dollars, swiss francs?? Dude it's Heath Ledger's VW bus?? It not like God drove it or anything!?? I mean those things where crap when I was a kid!!!

For real.....Heath Ledger??!! wow??

2427 days ago
19.

Kelli    

I bet it was his "love bug" but I'll say SLUGBUG!

2427 days ago
20.

666    

Really? ...........who cares if it's stolen.?.....not like he's gonna be toolin around Australia in it now ....is he???

2427 days ago
21.

Kelli    

I think pimp the vw is a wonderful idea! HAHA!!! I hope they find it. It is more than likely been threw a chop shop though.

2427 days ago
22.

666    

I bet that dude smoked weed in that bus!!!

2427 days ago
23.

Antoine of Australia    

This story has no basis to it what so ever. Where was this source from? cause it's BS!!!!

2427 days ago
24.

f***ihatethiskid    

Hey this isnt about money....the ledger's are very humble people have you seen their house on the news ..... it was special to Heath or he would have sold it. And after all its still part of his estate regardless of the no doubt over pricing NO ONE IN OZ would pay that...........NOT EVEN ON THE BAY LOL LOL.

Its just creepy that some morbid F___K stole a dead persons property...................

2427 days ago
25.

Ryan    

when they valuing the van theyre also adding who owned the van to the value. thats why its so high

2427 days ago
26.

omg?!?!?!?    

BEE-BEE-BEEP, THIS JUST IN, LEDGER'S DEAD... NO STORY HERE... SOMEONE PISSED IN YOUR POPCORN, FILM AT 11

2427 days ago
27.

yo momma    

i say if heath gave it to his long time friend for safe keeping then let the guy have it...heath doesnt need it and neither do the parents.

2427 days ago
28.

jen    

GOOD! I'm tired of hearing about this guy! What about Brad Renfro? He was great, he died also. Not a word about him though!

2427 days ago
29.

michelle    

Will it ever end? This man has passed away and should be able to rest in peace and his family should not have to deal with theives. It just goes to show how people behave when someone has passed away. Pathetic truly pathetic!!!!

2427 days ago
30.

A REAL Cowboy    

Yeah - probably stolen by the Gay Alliance 'down under' because for some reason his old home state apparently has more homos than the rest of the country put together.
They probably want it to use as a kinda 'promo' vehicle in recognition of how Heathy had promoted their 'cause' so well in BrokeButt Mountin'.

They are all real upset after they heard he was shortlisted later this year for lead role in some new movies called - 'Forrest Hump', 'CliffBanger' and 'When Harry met Harry'
In the last one maybe the two Harry's were to 'get off' in the back of a VW Kombi Van?

Anyways - looks like he wont be makin' any of 'em!

2425 days ago
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