Heath Ledger still making money

January 28, 2009

Heath Ledger has joined the likes of Elvis Presley and John Lennon on a list of celebrities whose works continue to make moolah after their death. The actor who has received a posthomous Oscar nod for his performance in the superhero flick The Dark Knight died at the age of 28 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs last year. The Dark Knight smashed box office records when it was released in the summer of last year and Ledger earned an estimated  thirty million$  from his estate last year.

The money in Ledger’s estate, as well as any further earnings, will go to his daughter with actress Michelle Williams, three-year-old Matilda.

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