Heath Ledger’s Dad reveals personal plans for son’s posthumous Oscar award

Late star's father plans to move award from Western Australian Museum

The Oscar Heath Ledger won for his role in The Dark Knight has had it’s future decided by the late actor’s Father, it was reported this week (24 February).

Ledger’s Oscar -which he won for his role of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s reboot – currently resides in Perth, at the Western Australian Museum. Ledger died eight years ago in 2008 from accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kim Ledger, father of the late star – , has revealed the poignant plans for the Best Supporting Actor gong, which was awarded to his son posthumously in 2009, revealing that it will be handed to the star’s daughter, Mathilda, along with other paraphernalia belonging to the actor


Ledger’s daughter – who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her mother Michelle Williams – will receive the award and other items – including costumes, self-penned scripts, diaries and letters from the national museum – once she is old enough from The Western Australian Musuem.

“Michelle is aware the Oscar remains secured with the museum. At the end of the day, everything is there for Matilda, and when she can take possession of it, it’s all hers. One way or another, we are always in contact with our New York girls.”

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