“I never had money, and I was very happy without it. 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. I just want to stay curious.” —Heath Ledger.

Heath Ledger left an astonishing body of work in his tragically short life. Sadly, Ledger passed from accidental intoxication on January 22, 2008. We still miss him dearly. Here are 45 facts that you may not have known about Heath Ledger.

1. Cold as Ice

When he was 11 years old, Heath Ledger played field hockey for the Kalamunda Hockey Club. He was so serious about hockey that from 1990 to 1992, his own dad became the president of the club. People even thought he might have a chance as a professional field hockey player—but he ultimately chose acting.

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