Celebrity Buzz Celebrity Buzz Entertainment Latest on POPSLAM Must Read Heath’s Sister Clears Biggest Rumors About His Lonely And Tragic Death By POPSLAM Media Staff Posted on April 26, 2017 4 min read 0 0 644,233 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Heath Ledger‘s family is denying claims that the late star’s role as Joker is one of the reasons why he died back in 2008. Ledger’s sister Kate spoke out about the rumors at the premiere of the new documentary I Am Heath Ledger in NYC Monday, April 24. “I was really shocked, because that was him having fun. Every report was coming out that he was depressed and that [the role] was taking this toll on him, and we’re going, honestly, it was the absolute opposite. It couldn’t be more wrong,” Kate detailed in an interview of The Daily Telegraph at the Tribeca Film Festival. “He had an amazing sense of humor, and I guess maybe only his family and friends knew that, but he was having fun. He wasn’t depressed about the Joker!” The actor took the Joker role in 2008’s The Dark Knight. Months after filming finished Ledger died of an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs at the age of 28. In 2009, he won the best supporting actor Oscar for the role, and his family accepted the award. “He was a young guy that traveled all the time for work. Even as a 2-year-old, he hardly ever slept. He was trying to work and travel and do everything in a short space of time,” he added. 🌈 Want to stay updated with the biggest news? Like or thumbs up POPSLAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! In case you haven’t read these: Here’s The Real Reason Why We Don’t Hear From Macy Gray Anymore Riverdale, To Replace Ross Butler As ‘Reggie’ Due To Schedule Conflicts 10 Most Beautiful Faces On Instagram That Will Make You Sigh Disney Announces Release Date of ‘Frozen 2’, And We’re Too Excited!