'Dark Knight' Tragedy: Heath Ledger

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 22, 2012 at 11:45 am •  Published: July 20, 2012

As the public still reels from the heartbreaking shooting deaths of at least a dozen Dark Knight Rises fans this morning in Aurora, Colorado, we look back at the tragic loss of Dark Knight star Heath Ledger, who passed away just months prior to the film's theatrical release in 2008.

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The late actor, who played the Joker in the first movie of the trilogy, was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22, 2008. Ledger's passing was ruled as an accident, stemming from an overdose from taking a combination of prescription drugs.

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