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Clues To Heath Ledger's Mental State Found In Video & Final Interview

January 24th, 2008 8:36am EST favorite Add to My News
Heath LedgerAn eerie video featuring Heath Ledger "drowning" himself is offering a few clues into the actor's mental state. The black and white film, which Ledger shot and screened at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, Washington last year, featured the troubled actor committing suicide to the soundtrack of tragic singer-songwriter Nick Drake's "Black Eyed Dog."

Drake's estate now owns the footage, titled "A Place To Be," which Ledger also screened at a celebration of the late singer in Los Angeles in October. The short film concludes with Ledger drowning himself in a bathtub. "Black Eyed Dog" is believed to be the last song Drake wrote before overdosing on anti-depressant amitriptyline.

Ledger had often spoken about his dreams of playing Drake on the big screen. Further clues about Ledger's mental state can be found in one of the star's final interviews, which the actor gave to Cleveland, Ohio TV network WJW-Fox in November.

Asked what fatherhood to his two-year-old daughter Matilda had brought him, Ledger said, "You look at death differently... I feel good about dying now because I feel like I'm alive in her, but at the same hand (sic), you don't wanna die because you want to be around for the rest of her life."

Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment on Tuesday. An autopsy carried out on Wednesday failed to reveal how the actor died, although police believe his death is drug-related as sleeping pills were found strewn around his apartment.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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