Hollywood stars pay tribute to Heath Ledger on death anniversary via new mag

January 16th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Hollywood actors, actresses, screenwriters and filmmakers who worked with late Aussie actor Heath Ledger, paid their tribute to him on his first death anniversary through a new 10-page U.S. magazine.

Mel Gibson, Julia Stiles and Monsters Ball director Marc Forster joined in remembering the late actor, who had died from an accidental drug overdose last year in January 22.

The Entertainment Weekly tribute also features heartfelt words from British director Terry Gilliam, who was working with the actor on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus when he died.

He was a very old soul. When we were in Prague doing (The Brothers) Grimm, there was one night we went to see this gypsy band, Contactmusic quoted Gilliam as telling magazine.

Somehow his age came up in conversation. At that time, (co-star) Matt Damon was 32, and I always felt Heath was the same age, if not older. He said, ”I”m 24.” I said, ”What? That’’s not possible”.

He had a kind of wisdom you only get from centuries of former life… Maybe he was part Aborigine somewhere down the line, he stated.

And Gibson, who worked with his fellow Aussie on The Patriot, pays tribute to Ledger’’s parenting skills to daughter Matilda.

Fatherhood changes you. Some guys, it doesn”t. But, with Heath, it was going to, Gibson said.

And the actor’’s Four Feathers co-star and friend Wes Bentley admits that he was impressed with Ledger’’s taste in music.

He always knew what to play at 5am: Neil Young, Old Man. He”d find the right time for it and sneak it in, he added. (ANI)

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