Today would have been Heath Ledger‘s 33rd birthday. The outrageously handsome Australian actor died tragically in mysterious circumstances on January 22, 2008. I still remember where I was to this day: sitting in my college cafeteria at NYU when my best friend Caroline approached with the news. I didn’t know what to say. Our generation had yet to see one of our own heartthrobs pass away at the young age of 28. Needless to say, everyone was devastated.
Heath is survived by his former partner Michelle Williams and their absolutely stunning daughter Matilda, who was clearly his main priority in life. His extreme passion, dedication to his craft and humble ways were merely a few of the things that made us admire Heath. Instead of looking back in sadness, let’s celebrate Heath’s birthday and his amazing legacy.
Click through the gallery above for some of the reasons why we will always love Heath Ledger, and please leave some memories of your own.