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Heath Ledger (1979-2008) Although he received accolades for his roles in movies like ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘I’m Not There’ and ‘Batman 2’, Heath Ledger suffered acutely from depression and insomnia.

After his breakup with Michelle Williams, the mother of his daughter Matilda, Ledger began sleeping even more badly—Williams said that he had experienced bouts of insomnia during their relationship—and the stress of his role as the Joker in ‘Batman 2’ exacerbated the situation. In November 2007 he told the New York Times “Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night.”

The 28-year old actor was found dead in his rented SoHo loft in January 2008. According to chief medical examiner Dr Charles S Hirsch, Ledger died accidentally “as the result of acute intoxicat...View full story
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