A year ago today (THURSDAY JANUARY 22), acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at his apartment in Manhattan. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the showbiz world, as Ledger's performance in Brokeback Mountain had already seen him nominated for a Best Actor Oscar - with rumours he had fared even better as The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, due for release just months after his death. Here, we present our gallery of photos of a man widely considered to be the most promising actor of his generation.

Heath Ledger and Brokeback Mountain - He was a Hollywood golden boy in the making whose life was cut tragically short in the cruellest way. Fan leaves flowers at the former residence of Heath Ledger on the 1st year anniversary of his death New York City, USA - A year ago today (THURSDAY JANUARY 22), acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at his apartment in Manhattan. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the showbiz world, as Ledger's performance in Brokeback Mountain had already seen him nominated for a Best Actor Oscar - with rumours he had fared even better as The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, due for release just months after his death. Here, we present our gallery of photos of a man widely considered to be the most promising actor of his generation. Thursday 22nd January 2009 (15 Pictures)

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