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Kate Bosworth remembers Heath Ledger on late star’s 40th birthday

The Australian actor died 11 years ago aged 28.

Kate Bosworth paid tribute to Heath Ledger on what would have been his 40th birthday (Ian West/PA)
Kate Bosworth paid tribute to Heath Ledger on what would have been his 40th birthday (Ian West/PA)

Kate Bosworth has paid tribute to the late actor Heath Ledger on what would have been his 40th birthday.

The actress, who was linked with the Australian star, remembered him as “sensitive, gentle, kind, wickedly funny” in a post to Instagram to mark Ledger’s birthday on April 4.

“Doesn’t seem so long ago we were all running around LA, shotgunned into Hollywood + popping off the new millennium’s cork, having a laugh,” she said.

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Doesn’t seem so long ago we were all running around LA, shotgunned into Hollywood + popping off the new millennium’s cork, having a laugh. It was a crazy time. I was literally straight out of high school, feeling young & super shy and he was always so sweet within a surreal scene. I really, really would have loved to have known Heath today, at 40. No limits on what he would have accomplished. Here is what I remember: he was sensitive, gentle, kind, wickedly funny. Extraordinarily special. Time goes by, his image still a teenage heartthrob. And his work. So brilliant + honest & he was just getting started. But to remember the Human. I was on the outer orbit. Imagine those close to the sun. Thinking of all the people who knew and loved him on this day. Man, you made one hell of a mark. xo

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Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January 2008. He was 28.

Bosworth, 36, posted a photo of Ledger to her nearly 750,000 followers.

She said: “I really, really would have loved to have known Heath today, at 40. No limits on what he would have accomplished.

“Here is what I remember: he was sensitive, gentle, kind, wickedly funny. Extraordinarily special. Time goes by, his image still a teenage heartthrob.

“And his work. So brilliant + honest & he was just getting started. But to remember the Human. I was on the outer orbit. Imagine those close to the sun.”

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