Heath Ledger died unexpectedly five years ago Tuesday, leaving the entertainment world in shock.
The Australian actor was critically acclaimed, with a summer box office smash well on its way. Hollywood -- and the world -- was coming to the realization that he was more than just a pretty face. But on Jan. 22, 2008, movie fans learned they never would get to see what else Ledger had to offer. He died after accidentally overdosing on prescription drugs, leaving behind a very young daughter.
Today we look at his life and death and follow up on the people affected by it all.
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