Tribute Planned For Heath Ledger

January 6th, 2011 4:00pm EST

Ledger,_Heath Heath Ledger's friends and family have approved plans for a one-off tribute event for the late actor to mark the third anniversary of his tragic death.

The Brokeback Mountain star passed away on January 22, 2008 after suffering an accidental overdose at his New York apartment.

Ledger's father, Kim, has now confirmed a charity gala will be held in the actor's honour in his native Australia in early February.

The event, titled Heath: A Night Under the Stars Celebrating One of Its Finest, will showcase the star's Academy Award-winning turn in The Dark Knight and the proceeds will be handed to a performing arts organisation.

A statement from Kim Ledger reads, "We the Ledger family confirm our approval and endorsement for the one time only Heath tribute night and are pleased donations from the proceeds will benefit Telethon, His Majesty's Theatre Foundation & Australians in Film."

Ledger's Casanova co-star Sienna Miller and his friend, supermodel Gemma Ward, are expected to appear at the event, which will be held on February 12 in Perth.

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