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Ledger's family proud of new theatre

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Jan 28, 2011 | 4:00am EST

Officials at the State Theatre Centre have opened the doors to a new 575-seat auditorium called the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth, Australia - the Brokeback Mountain star's hometown.

And Ledger's relatives are convinced he would have loved the building.

His dad Kim tells the AAP, "I think Heath would have thought it was magnificent. I have said this before, and we all agree, that he must have been a bird on the shoulder of the architect."

Ledger's mum Sally says, "(It's a) very mixed emotional time for us but ultimately, we're very, very proud", while his sister Kate adds, "It's reflective of the way he was as a person. The theatre is eerily reflective."

The actor died in January, 2008 after suffering an accidental drug overdose.

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