Here's information about their relationship, daughter, wedding plans, separation, Heath's death, and more.
2/06/08: According to the New York City medical examiner, "Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs."
Kim Ledger, Heath's father: "While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath's accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage."
1/22/08: Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment.
9/03/07: News reports circulated that Heath and Michelle agreed to an amicable split.
1/23/07: People wondered if Michelle and Heath were secretly married when he was observed wearing a wedding ring.
Heath Andrew Ledger: April 4, 1979 in Perth, Australia.
Died:Heath: 1/22/2008 in Manhattan at the age of 28. The first memorial service held for Heath was for relatives and close friends only at a L.A. cemetery. A second service was held on the Sony lot in Los Angeles for friends and entertainment industry colleagues.
After a memorial service at Penrhos College, Heath was cremated on 2/9/08 at Fremantle Cemetery near Perth, Australia. As the sun started to set, mourners swam in the ocean at Cottesloe Beach, a favorite area of Heath's.
How Heath and Michelle Met:
In September 2007, Michelle and Heath ended their relationship.
Occupations and Interests:
Michelle is an actress. Michelle collects rare books and loves reading.
On July 21, 2006, the SFGate.com reported that Heath and Michelle purchased a $2.3 million home in the Hollywood Hills. It is nicknamed the "Treehouse."
Heath and Michelle's Quotes About Marriage and Family:
Source: Associated Press. SFGate.com. 2/1/08.
Heath about their relationship: "My relationship with Michelle was something that slowly fell into place. We were brought together during this amazing story and our relationship began to unfold."
Ang Lee on Heath and Michelle falling in love: “Well, it started happening shortly after rehearsal."
Michelle on wedding plans and calling Heath her husband: "It's strange to watch the film now because it means so much more to me. I met my husband there, the seed of my daughter was born there -- it's just really, really powerful. I had a few fantasies about a husband and a wedding when I was a little girl. But I'm really happy with things just the way they are right now."
Heath on true love: "Michelle and I are like two peas in a pod. When it's true love, it feels like something you're rekindling. As if you've met the person before. Everyday I just fall deeper, and deeper and deeper in love with my two girls."
Heath on wedding plans: "There are no plans for marriage, yet. But I could not be more excited or happier. I really don't feel like I need a piece of paper to validate the love I have for her. She's my soulmate and we couldn't love each other any more."
Michelle about their relationship: "Our love for each other grows. We had a really good relationship [before Matilda]...and we still love, respect and are patient with each other. Even with all the new demands, pressures and challenges we still work really well together and it doesn't break us."
Heath on having more children: "Six is our magic number. We feel like it's ideal."
Source: In Touch. pg. 54. Dec. 26th issue.