Heath Ledger will be the subject of a new Spike TV documentary, I Am: Heath Ledger, to air in May 2017.
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 Hate 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.
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.