It's hard to believe, but it's been ten years since actor Heath Ledger unexpectedly died on January 22, 2008.
The Australian actor, who was found unconscious in his Manhattan apartment, died from a cardiac arrest caused by an acute intoxication by a combination of prescription medication and sleeping pills.
Actress Michelle Williams, the Dark Knight star's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, Matilda, released a statement shortly after the news of his demise broke.
"Please respect our need to grieve privately," said Michelle. "My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up in the best memories of him."
Tributes from other celebrities and fans also began to pour in, and many people have since taken the time to honor Ledger's memory each year on the anniversary of his death.
This year, one of Ledger's former flames, actress Naomi Watts, is also making sure that the actor's memory lives on. Watts, 49, who dated Ledger for two years, from 2002 to 2004, took to Instagram to share a photo and heartfelt message.