July 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Winner of Heath Ledger scholarship arrested for drug possession

Ryan Corr, pictured in 2013.

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TORONTO — An Australian actor who received a scholarship named for Heath Ledger — who died of a drug overdose in 2008 — has been charged with drug possession.

Ryan Corr, 25, was arrested on May 27 after police found a man in a Bondi laneway smoking heroin. Investigators found a bag of white powder.

Corr’s arrest was not made public until July 8, when he had a scheduled court appearance. His case was adjourned until September.

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Corr, who appeared in 2013’s Wolf Creek 2, starred in the Australian TV series Packed to the Rafters. He will appear next in the Russell Crowe movie The Water Diviner.

Ledger’s father Kim, who awarded Corr the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2011, told Fairfax Media the news made him “sad.”

The actor’s management company told Australian media there will be “absolutely no comment.”

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