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Heath Ledger Remembered @ G'Day Australia

Heath Ledger Remembered @ G'Day Australia

Heath Ledger was remembered at the G’Day USA: Australia Week 2008 black tie gala at NYC’s Waldorf Astoria on Saturday.

Australia’s consul-general in New York John Olsen read a letter written by Heath‘s father, Kim Ledger.

The unexpected letter choked up the 1,000 guests inside the grand ballroom. Tears flowed as the letter was read:

Heath is, and always will be, an Australian. He adored his home. His last two weeks with us over Christmas in Perth were just bliss. Heath did not become an actor for the fame or fortune. He loved his craft and he loved helping his friends. He loved chess and skateboarding too. My image of Heath in New York is him with his skateboard, a canvas bag and his beanie. That was Heath to me.”

A minute’s silence was held in Heath‘s honor after the speech was read.

Beautiful.

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49 Responses to “Heath Ledger Remembered @ G'Day Australia”

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  1. 1
    Suzie Says:

    Aw…that’s so sweet.

    R.I.P. Heath.

  2. 2
    Couper Says:

    That’s so sweet…

  3. 3
    nina Says:

    It’s good he’s being remembered.
    R.I.P Heath.
    You will never be forgotten love.

  4. 4
    melissa Trivino Says:

    R.I.P Heath

    You will forever be in our hearts… I will deeply cherish your movies…You were such a great actor filled with amazing talent. Thank you for your movies!!

  5. 5
    Jesse fan Says:

    What a loss.

  6. 6
    missouri girl Says:

    I always wanted Heath and Jen Aniston to hook up…he’s the next best thing to Brad Pitt.

  7. 7
    dimi Says:

    the best Metteur en scene realisateur acteur de un spectacle VIVAnt
    il etait parfait !
    Unique !recordman

  8. 8
    angiefan Says:

    RIP Heath. You will be greatly missed.

  9. 9
    clive Says:

    Sweet

  10. 10
    becky Says:

    Aww..that was a beautiful speech.
    r.i.p heath. ;[

  11. 11
    Karren Says:

    R.I.P
    you’ll be remembered

  12. 12
    bruisedlee Says:

    Heath was probably supposed to be there.
    And now his dad had to fill in for him :(
    I wasn’t that big of a fan, but I so miss Heath already.
    What a tragic, tragic loss.

  13. 13
    alexia Says:

    r.i.p heath

  14. 14
    Maria Says:

    Such a great talent.

    R.I.P. Heath

  15. 15
    Alison Says:

    What a lovely message. He certainly was cherished by his family as well as his many fans and will never be forgotten.

  16. 16
    Lacey Says:

    Everytime i watch brokeback mountain, I will think of you. RIP :(

  17. 17
    Nicole m Says:

    Oh Heath. Why?

  18. 18
    ina Says:

    rip heath

  19. 19
    hanane Says:

    miskine

  20. 20
    Zanessa rules Says:

    R.I.P Heath . You re loved =]

  21. 21
    agathi Says:

    YOU RE LOVED BY EVERYONE AND THAS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE…I WISH WE COULD RETURN TIME BACK SO WE HAD HAVE YOU AMONG US..:(

  22. 22
    gunshy007 Says:

    When we lost Heath we lost one of the great ones. I am truly heartbroken over his death.

  23. 23
    alx Says:

    #19 apart from being a disrespectful ****** you also have bad taste in music. Go advertise somewhere else. Idiot.

  24. 24
    Oye Says:

    May he rest in peace and may his family and friends grieve the man they loved in peace.

  25. 25
    Oye Says:

    May he rest in peace and may his family and friends grieve the man they loved in peace.

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