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Spike TV Announces Wide-Ranging Heath Ledger Documentary for May Broadcast

"I Am: Heath Ledger" will examine the late actor's life and career.

Nearly a decade after his death, Heath Ledger’s story is still being told. Spike TV has announced that a new documentary, “I Am: Heath Ledger,” will air on the network in May as part of its ongoing docuseries. Past subjects have included Bruce Lee, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Chris Farley.

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Ledger died in January 2008 of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs; the shocking, untimely nature of his death, coupled with the imminent release of that summer’s “The Dark Knight,” sparked a worldwide media frenzy. The actor went on to win a posthumous Academy Award for his role in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed superhero movie; having been previously nominated for “Brokeback Mountain.”

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No word yet on when exactly “I Am: Heath Ledger” will air. The docuseries typically features interviews with people close to the subject, meaning new insights could potentially be shared for the first time.

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