'That kind of memory doesn't go away': Heath Ledger's father Kim says that - even ten years on - the memory of his son's tragic death is still fresh

Mail Online | 1/14/2018 | Annita Katee For Daily Mail Australia
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He was the highly acclaimed actor who tragically passed away in 2008 after an accidental overdose.

And opening up about his son Heath Ledger's death, his father Kim has admitted that even ten year's on, the memory of losing his son is still fresh.

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Accepting a GQ award for the scholarship he started in his son's name, the Perth-based businessman said he felt the same emotions as he did nine years earlier at the same event.

'That kind of memory,' he said, 'doesn't go away'.

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Setting up The Heath Ledger Scholarship on behalf of his son, the family has helped further the careers of aspiring Australian artists.

Speaking at the VIP night, Kim thanked the industry for the kindness and assistance they showed Heath.

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'In an industry that's so tough, so demanding, and in some cases, so devastating [it was] the underlying kindness, assistance and help that Heath had given...this award has gone a long way to mimic what Heath did,' he shared.

And to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Oscar-winning actor's death, Foxtel will...
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