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Heath’s Sister Clears Biggest Rumors About His Lonely And Tragic Death

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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. 🌈

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