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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Is Must-See For All Australian Fans

Featuring rare footage and home movies from the late actor

It has been nine years since Heath Ledger’s tragic passing from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, but the love and fascination about the Australian star lives on.

The Oscar-winning actor, who was 28 when he died, is the subject the compelling documentary I Am Heath Ledger, which will air on Channel 7 on Sunday night.

The documentary features rare home movies and family snapshots from Ledger, a notoriously private person. Friends and colleagues—from ex-girlfriend Naomi Watts to actor Ben Mendelsohn—also open up about Ledger’s legacy.

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Naomi Watts with Heath Ledger in 2004

‘That was a very sad day,” an emotional Watts says during an interview about Ledger’s tragic passing.

His sister, Kate Ledger, said watching the film for the first time was devastating.

“I think I screamed and cried through the whole first viewing,” she told The Project in Mat. “It’s quite a cathartic experience, I think, especially for our family.”

Ledger star was best known for his role in 10 Things I Hate About You, A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight, which he went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously for, for his role as the deeply troubled Joker.   

I Am Heath Ledger airs on Sunday September 10, at 9pm on Channel 7.

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