Remembering Heath Ledger

It’s still quite hard to believe that Heath Ledger lives no more and that a year has passed since the young star passed away. The late actor's family gathered at an Australian beach on Friday to remember the star a year after his death. The family held a very moving and emotional service on Perth's Cottesloe Beach in Heath’s honour, just a day after he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Heath’s sister Kate said in a statement, "We are all still�nursing broken hearts. Like anyone who loses a family member, it has opened our eyes to the intense suffering and painful journey that is death." While Heath’s half-sister Ashleigh mentioned how glad they all were that he had been nominated for an Oscar this year. She said, "Although we would love to have him here with us, we are so proud and�excited on his behalf. In Heath's words, he had the time of his life portraying The Joker and said that it was the most fun he'd ever had working on a film."