Five years on: Why we'll always miss Heath Ledger
Sadly their relationship ran into trouble. Heath responded by throwing himself into work, signing up for a long shoot as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
The intense work schedule took its toll and Heath spoke about his difficulty sleeping, saying: "I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going."
On January 22, 2008, the actor was found dead with the cause of death later declared as an overdose of prescription drugs, ordered to combat his insomnia and anxiety.
A year later, the role earned him a posthumous best supporting actor Oscar, along with a Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG, Critics' Choice Award.