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When Heath Ledger died tragically at the age of 28 before the release of The Dark Knight, many speculated that his descent into the role of The Joker jumpstarted a slow spiral of depression and drug use. Now, a clip from a German documentary about the life and death of Ledger, Heath Ledger: Too Young to Die, has appeared online. In it, Ledger's father, Kim Ledger leafs through the journal his son kept to chronicle his journey into The Joker's psyche.

A Clockwork Orange, chaos and clowns clutter the pages of the late actor's scrapbook.

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It's been eight years since Heath Ledger died from a lethal drug overdose. Heath Ledger's father recently sat down for an interview to discuss his son's truly tragic death.


“The last conversation Kate had with him was this discussion about his medications and she warned him, ‘‘You can’t mix drugs that you don’t know anything about’,” Ledger’s father Kim told news.com.au.

“He said ‘Katie, Katie, I’ll be fine’. Well, that’s a cavalier boy’s answer. It just put his whole system to sleep I guess,” Mr. Ledger said.

Heath's father went on to say that his son wasn't addicted to opioids--he just made the mistake of mixing the wrong drugs. And that Heath's chaotic work schedule had begun to take its toll on the actor.



“There is pressure on everybody, especially young people, to perform and to keep going. He was a young guy that travelled all the time for work. Even as a two-year-old, he hardly ever slept. He was trying to work and travel and do everything in a short space of time.”

RIP Heath Ledger you were a fiercely talented young man, taken from us all too soon.