Heath Ledger goes viral 7 years after death for kissing screaming fan on red carpet (video)


Heath Ledger is still captivating audiences seven years after his death.

A video showing the actor surprising a fan with a kiss on red carpet at the at the 2006 American Film Institute Awards is going viral across social media platforms on Thursday.

The woman, who can't stop screaming at the sight of Ledger, is absolutely shocked and passes out from the excitement.

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Turns out, the woman isn't just any fan. It's Magda Szubanski of the Australian TV comedy "Kath and Kim." She dressed as her character, Sharon Strzelecki, for the event.

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A few hours later, Szubanski presented the "News Limited Readers' Choice Award" to Ledger and hopes for another smooch, but the actor denied a second round because a "Heath rash" has spread all over her mouth and chest.

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Later in the evening, Daniel Radcliffe presented the award for Best International Actor to Ledger as well.

Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008. He was 28.

Watch the red carpet run-in above, and watch the award acceptance below.

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