Brokeback Market: Heath Ledger's Former Home For Sale

Heath Ledger home

Some celebrities have a way of sticking around long after their death. Heath Ledger, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain," is one of them.

His 2008 death was caused -- according to the official ruling -- by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. It was also voted "2008's top entertainment story by U.S. newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by The Associated Press," which has its own kind of twistedness about it.

And now, no doubt chasing its brush with celebrity, a Hollywood Hills home that Ledger owned for about three years prior to his death, has come on the market at $2,995,000. He didn't die here, and from many accounts, he didn't actually even spend a whole lot of time here either, moving to Manhattan in 2007 after splitting with Michelle Williams, with whom he had a child.

But none of that detracts from the charm of this 1,861-square-foot midcentury modern with two bedrooms and two baths. Dubbed "The Tree House" because of the woodsiness of the lot, the home would likely have some pretty nice views if they weren't blocked by, well, trees.

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Brokeback Market: Heath Ledger's Former Home For Sale

Ledger bought the house in 2005 from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres for $2.1 million. The property has ping-ponged on and off the market -- listing at a high of $3.695 million in 2009.

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Some other examples of the listings that celebrate their links to celebrities, living and dead, are Maria Bello's former home currently being sold by Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd; Sen. John McCain and wife Cindy's former home; and the one-time home of Bing Crosby. Click on the photos below to view them.

See other celebrity real estate and other homes for sale in the Hollywood Hills area on AOL Real Estate.

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