A Final Farewell to Heath Ledger
Family, friends and costars all gathered in Perth, Australia to say farewell to Heath Ledger, reported the BBC News. There was a private memorial service held at Penrhos College, in Ledger's hometown of Perth.
Among the guest list was Ledger's parents and his sister, Kate. Also present was his former financee Michelle Willams with their two-year-old daughter, Matilda.
Some of the more elite members were Cate Blanchett, who was the speaker at the service, and Neil Armfield, who was Ledger's director in his last Australian film "Candy".
The 75-minute service began with the performance of a didgeridoo, a traditional Aboriginal wind instrument, by Levi Islam, reported Yahoo News. Rock songs were also played, including Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin," the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun," "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd and Neil Young's "Old Man," according to a program of the service.
The service was followed by a private funeral in Perth. Ledger's father Kim appealed for privacy and did not disclose the time or location.
"We're finding it difficult to cope by ourselves, let alone cope with everybody around the world," said Kim Ledger. "Having said that, we do really appreciate the outpouring and the emotional support from all over the globe."