(PCM) There is now perhaps even more insight into the possible chain reaction of events that led to the untimely demise of actor Heath Ledger from an accidental drug overdose at age 28.
Some footage from the German documentary series “Too Young Too Die” that features the late actor’s father discussing and paging through a diary kept by his son for his character the Joker in the film “The Dark Knight” has been circulating the internet. The footage shows that the diary kept by Ledger digs deep into what he felt the psyche of The Joker looked like and is filled with detailed entries, magazine clippings, and drawings. There are several the feature old Batman comic book panels as well as images from the Stanley Kubrick classic “A Clockwork Orange”.
Ledger’s posthumously won Oscar for the iconic role can be seen sitting on the table near the diary in the slightly eerie clip. The actor’s father confirms his son’s method acting techniques and says the actor locked himself up in a hotel room for weeks in order to inhabit the Joker and always poured himself over his characters.
You can view the footage below: