Johnny Depp's tribute to Heath Ledger
Friday 11 November 2011
Johnny Depp dedicated part of his private island to Heath Ledger.
The 'Rum Diary' star and his long-term partner Vanessa Paradis occasionally let their pals use their island, which is in the Bahamas, including the relatives of the late Australian actor, who died of an accidental overdose in January 2008.
Johnny - who along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to finish Heath's last film 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "After Heath Ledger died, I thought his family could use time away from the madness so they spend a good chunk of time there. There's a location there that we call Heath's Place."
As well as the tribute to Heath, parts of the island are dedicated to Vanessa and the couple's children, Lily-Rose, 12, and nine-year-old Jack.
The island also has Keef Reef, Gonzo Beach and Brando Beach, named in honour of three of Johnny's friends, Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards, late author Hunter S. Thompson and deceased acting legend Marlon Brando.
Johnny, 47, has previously admitted the island keeps him sane as he needs the privacy it offers him.
He said: "The island might sound extravagant but I need somewhere I can breathe easily or just sit around and chat without someone taking my picture."
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