Five years on: Why we'll always miss Heath Ledger
Perhaps they remembered Heath's words just before his death when asked about the wealth that had come to him through acting.
He remarked: "No amount of money changes what I do between 'action' and 'cut'. Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I'd have anywhere near the money I have now. I don't need any more.
"It's not that I don't want the money, it's just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every morning.
"When I die, my money's not gonna come with me. My movies will live on - for people to judge what I was as a person."