Five years ago today, Hollywood lost one of its most talented young actors, as Heath Ledger died at the age of 28 in Manhattan.
According to the official autopsy, Ledger passed away from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine." The death was ruled an accident.
The star would go on to collect a posthumous Oscar for his incredible portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, but it's impossible not to wonder what else could have been.
He also left behind daughter Matilda, who is being raised by mother Michelle Williams.
Below, on the occasion of this sad anniversary, we honor Ledger with a photo montage: