Heath Ledgers obsession with tragic British musician

January 27th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin  

London, Jan 27 (ANI): Late actor Heath Ledger was obsessed with a British musician who died in similar circumstances aged 26.

The Brokeback Mountain star was planning to make a film biography of Nick Drake, a British folk singer of 70s, who had also met a similar fate as him.

Ledger had already made an amateur music video for the Drake song Black Eyed Dog, a reference to Winston Churchill’s description of depression.

According to friends, after returning from Perth following Christmas, the 28-year-old actor was planning to make a longer film on Drake, who killed himself with antidepressant pills overdose in 1974.

He was still excited about a Drake film, Times Online quoted a friend, as saying.

Ledger had also spoken about the singer at the Venice film festival last September.

Nick Drake is a very mysterious figure. I was obsessed with his story and music and I still have great hopes to tell his story one day, he said. (ANI)

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