"Maybe that's the secret."Asked if she understood why people were so curious about how Ledger's death affected her, she said softly, "Do I understand?Sure." She looked up, her eyes gleaming with emotion. I relate to it."After Heath died Williams read , Joan Didion's memoir about the experience of losing her husband suddenly, to a heart attack."In a strange way, I miss that year," Williams mused.He will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten."so I know how to feel love, whether it's love that's trapped and unable to be expressed, I have a thorough understanding of it." Asked about Michelle Williams, he called her a "phenomenal actress.""It's so boring to say she's at a turning point," Ledger said."I think she's always been turning a corner and I think she'll continue to turn corners, and she's incredibly talented and beautiful and her performance in this movie is incredibly controlled and deep, and full of emotion. "That was happy at work." "I did," she acknowledged falling in love on the set.The ensuing details were the stuff conspiracy theories are made of. It was erroneously reported that Olsen owned the loft where Ledger was staying, but she did not, nor did her sister Ashley Olsen.Before calling 911, the masseuse called Mary-Kate Olsen, seeing her name on the actor's speed dial, and told her they couldn't wake Ledger up. The cause of death ended up being a toxic cocktail of prescription medications, including oxycodone and alprazolam.On the one-year anniversary of his death, in 2009, Kate spoke at a memorial, saying, "To us, his family, it seems like merely yesterday and we are all still nursing broken hearts.Like anyone who loses a family member, it has opened our eyes to the intense suffering and painful journey that is death."Ledger's family was in attendance when he won the Oscar a few weeks later.
"It's such a loss, a terrible loss.""And they should leave all the people in his life alone, too, you know," Gosling said.Calling it "every so humbling," Kim Ledger thanked the Academy, the studio and director Christopher Nolan "for allowing Heath the creative license to develop and explore this crazy Joker character." "This award tonight would've humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here, his peers, within an industry he so loved," Kim concluded.Heath's mother, Sally Bell, called her son "a compassionate and generous soul who added so much excitement and inspiration to our lives.Though his performance truly was one for the ages, earning him a posthumous sweep of awards season the following year, Ledger obviously had other issues that ultimately led to him taking too many substances and slipping away."He had an amazing sense of humor and certainly playing the Joker, for him it was one big gag. It was actually the exact opposite," sister Kate Ledger said in the 2017 documentary , perhaps hoping to dispel the rumor of the Joker connection once and for all. That was a shock to me that people even thought that, really.""The last conversation Kate had with him was this discussion about his medications and she warned him, 'You can't mix drugs that you don't know anything about,'" Ledger's father, Kim, told au in 2016."He said 'Katie, Katie, I'll be fine.' Well, that's a cavalier boy's answer.