Monday, February 4, 2008

Heath Ledger’s family head back to Australia

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger's grieving family have left Los Angeles and are now heading back to Perth, Australia, for what is expected to be a funeral in the tragic actor's hometown.

The group - consisting of around 15 people, including the actor's father Kim, mother Sally and elder sister Kate, left LAX for Tullamarine Airport, on Sunday night, reports Australia's Perth Now newpspaer.

An Australian Consulate rep supervised luggage check-in two hours before the family, which had been staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel for two weeks, pulled up to the airport in luxury 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

The newspaper described the mother and father as looking exhausted as they cleared security.

On Saturday, a host of celebrities gathered in LA for a service for the 'Brokeback Mountain' star.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Sienna Miller, Ellen DeGeneres and movie director, Todd Haynes were among the names that gathered on the Sony lot to pay their respects to the late Aussie actor.

It was the second LA service in two weeks for Ledger, after relatives and close friends, including ex-girlfriend, Naomi Watts paid tribute to the star at an LA cemetery last week.

It is believed that Ledger, who died on Jan. 22, will be buried in a family plot with two of his grandparents at Perth's Karrakatta Cemetery. It is not known if Michelle Williams and her 2-year-old daughter with Ledger, Matilda, will attend the Australian burial service. Neither attended Saturday's funeral.

This week, results of a toxicology test are due to be released by the New York Medical Examiner's Office. An earlier autopsy proved insufficient in revealing the cause of his death.

By Owen Williams, Feb 04 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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