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Heath Ledger’s Tribute Video to Nick Drake

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Heath Ledger is in a music video for “Black Eyed Dog”, for which he directed and starred. The video was a tribute to Nick Drake, British folk singer that died in 1974 by an overdose of anti-depressant, amitriptyline. Heath made the video as a tribute for the artist for whom Ledger was obsessed.

The video displays “disorienting” and “eerie” images that include Ledger drowning himself in the final scene. These images were shown also on many tv stations at the time of Heath’s death, but the video is just now available by The Nine Network, who gained exclusive rights to the video.