Kate Ledger, sister of celebrated and iconic actor Heath Ledger
said that The Dark Knight role was not responsible for the untimely
death of the actor.
Heath Ledger who was 28, was found dead in his apartment due to
drug overdose. It was later speculated that his famous The Dark
Knight character as Joker had taken a real toll on his personal
life and he was suffering from a mental illness similar to what he
had to play the character in the movie.
Ledger's sister, however, refuted the claims and said that Heath
was extremely normal at the time of his death and he never had any
issue regarding his mental health.
"I was really shocked, because that was him, Ledger 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." Said Kate Ledger.
"It couldn't be more wrong. He had an amazing sense of humour,
and I guess maybe only his family and friends knew that, but he was
having fun. He wasn't depressed about the Joker!" Kate added
"I hope it's an antidote to a lot of the gossip that exists in
the world. There are some really terrible things about Heath out
there," said producer Matt Amato, who is coming up with a
documentary on Heath Ledger's life titled I Am Heath Ledger.