A New Heath Ledger Documentary Will Air in May
It’s been a little over nine years since the actor’s tragic death at age 28 from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs.
Ledger, the Australian-born star of 10 Things I Know About You, The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, and The Dark Knight, among others, was beloved for his rugged handsomeness, as well his low-key demeanor. He was often seen skateboarding down streets of his Brooklyn neighborhood and strolling with Matilda, the young daughter he had with actress Michelle Williams.
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Considered one of the most compelling actors of his generation, he brought a deep soulfulness to his roles, especially in Brokeback Mountain, opposite Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.
Now his story will be told in Spike’s original documentary series, I Am—which is an inside look at the lives of unique individuals as told by those in their inner circle.
Previous subjects have included, JFK Jr., Chris Farley, and Bruce Lee.