Heath Ledger, More Stars Who Won Awards Posthumously

A long-lasting impression. Heath Ledger, Audrey Hepburn, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Fisher and extra stars left legacies that have been rewarded even after their deaths. The celebrities went on to win Grammys, Oscars, Emmys and different awards for his or her indelible work.

Heath Ledger and Audrey Hepburn
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Heath Ledger

The actor was nominated for an Academy Award for his function because the Joker in The Darkish Knight. His household accepted the Finest Supporting Actor statue on his behalf in February 2009 following his January 2008 demise of an unintentional drug overdose at age 28.

“Bittersweet might be one of the simplest ways I can describe that evening. It was solely a 12 months and a month since his passing,” his father, Kim Ledger, instructed The Hollywood Reporter in February 2016. “We hadn’t bought our heads across the tragedy of shedding him, however on the similar time, he was receiving such accolades for what he knew was his finest work.”

The household promised the award to Heath’s now 13-year-old daughter, Matilda, whom he shared with ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams.

Audrey Hepburn

The Breakfast at Tiffany’s actress acquired a number of awards after her demise in January 1993 at age 63 from most cancers. A 1994 Grammy Award for Finest Spoken Phrase Album for Kids and a 1993 Emmy Award for Excellent Particular person Achievement – Informational Programming helped her change into the primary posthumous EGOT winner.

Amy Winehouse

The songstress died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27. Already a four-time Grammy winner, she acquired a posthumous award for Finest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency in February 2012. Her recording of “Physique and Soul” with Tony Bennett bested the class.

Carrie Fisher

The Star Wars actress received her first Grammy Award in January 2018 for Finest Spoken Phrase Album. Her recording of her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist, was honored greater than a 12 months after her demise in December 2016 from sleep apnea and different undetermined elements at age 60.

Christine McVie

The Fleetwood Mac pianist, who died in November 2022 on the age of 79, received a Grammy Award for Finest Association, Devices and Vocals on the 2023 ceremony for her work arranging Vince Mendoza’s “Songbird (Orchestral Model).”

Her former bandmate Mick Fleetwood later organized a memorial tribute in the course of the dwell CBS broadcast. Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt will sing a dwell rendition of “Songbird.”

“I feel all of us are right here representing Christine, what she meant as an individual, in Fleetwood Mac, and naturally what she meant personally to me and the band members,” Fleetwood instructed E! Information on the purple carpet in February 2023. “It’s an accolade in honor of a massively proficient, beautiful, unsuspecting woman referred to as Christine McVie. … We’re actually completely happy to be making a fuss out of her.”

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