Hundreds mourn at Penrhos College in Perth suburb

Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger’s family joined 300 mourners at a pre-funeral memorial in Australia for the actor.

‘It’s a pretty sad time. We’re finding it difficult to cope,’ Heath’s father Kim told Perth Now, before heading to the service at Penrhos College, a boarding school in the Perth suburb of Como.

Michelle and the Ledger family arrived in a fleet of black BMWs at the venue about 12:30 pm, local time.

Heath’s sister Kate Ledger addressed the attendants while the tune of the Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun played in the background.

The service included clips of Heath’s films and video montages, with one featuring the actor’s 2-year-old daughter Matilda who wasn’t present.

Heath’s closest loved ones then drove to Fremantle Cemetery.

‘The funeral will be very, very private,’ Kim Ledger said. ‘There will only be 10 people there, which is my immediate family and nobody else.’

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