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Heath Ledger's Sister Says 'I Am Heath Ledger' Documentary Showcases His 'Beautiful Soul'

Heath Ledger‘s sister Kate is opening about her new documentary about her brother.

Kate teamed up with director Derik Murray on I Am Heath Ledger to give fans a deeper look inside the life of the late actor before his untimely death in 2008.

It’s truly reflective of who Heath really was,” Kate told CBS This Morning. “The creative spirit, you know, he was more than just the celebrity persona that people saw. He was really multi-talented and just a beautiful soul, and I think that really comes through the film.”

Kate went on to say that Heath would use home videos as a way to perfect his acting skills where he would record himself putting on skits then go back and critique his work. Kate and Derik heavily relied on these home videos in their documentary.

“We had a strong interest in making a film about him and as we started learning about the depth of him being an artist beyond acting,” Derik said. “This great artist that was interested in photography and filmmaking, we couldn’t resist, we dove right in.”

I Am Heath Ledger premieres May 17th on Spike.

See pictures of Kate Ledger, Derik Murray, and other crew members at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of I Am Heath on Sunday (April 23) in New York City in the gallery below.

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Heath Ledger Was 'Totally Smitten' With Michelle Williams, His Sister Kate Says

Heath Ledger‘s sister Kate is opening up about her late brother in the new issue of People magazine.

She particularly mentions how in love he was with Michelle Williams.

“He was totally smitten with her and couldn’t wait to bring her home,” Kate told the mag. “We all instantly loved her too, so it was great.”

As for their daughter Matilda, 11, Kate said, “Everything she does, her movement I suppose, reminds me of Heath. I think the first five years after Heath passed, every time I’d see Matilda [I] would be in tears. Now, I am really happy that I am at a stage that I can see Matilda and be happy and feel her daddy’s energy through her.”

Pictured: Michelle looks super chic while arriving at LAX Airport on Wednesday (April 12) in Los Angeles.

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Heath Ledger Documentary Gets First Trailer - Watch Here

A trailer for the documentary on Heath Ledger‘s life, titled I Am Heath Ledger, has just debuting today, on what would have been his 38th birthday.

The documentary trailer features people being interviewed and speaking about his life.

“He wanted fame,” filmmaker Matt Amato said, “and then when he got it he didn’t want it.”

I Am Heath Ledger premieres May 17th on Spike.

Heath was found dead on January 22, 2008 in New York City. His cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest brought on by prescription drug intoxication.

Michelle Williams on Heath Ledger's Death: 'It Just Won’t Ever Be Right'

Michelle Williams is getting candid about raising her 11-year-old daughter Matilda without her father, Heath Ledger.

The 36-year-old actress is already drumming up Oscar buzz for her performance in Manchester by the Sea, in which she plays a heartbroken mother trying to deal with a family tragedy.

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“I couldn’t stop crying,” she told Porter magazine about the film. “It’s like the darkest part of your heart, something happening to your child … She’s making a brave choice, moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day. Because it is a choice. I would exit … It would be so much easier than living with the loss.”

Michelle is currently raising Matilda by herself following Heath‘s death from accidental overdose in January 2008, when he was 28.

“In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been,” Michelle added. “In pretty much all senses but one. I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know that’s just something that doesn’t … I mean, it just won’t ever be right.”

Jared Leto Speaks About Heath Ledger's Joker: He Gave a 'Perfect Performance'

Jared Leto is speaking out about taking on the role of The Joker after the late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his performance in the role years earlier.

“Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker. It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema. I had met Heath before. I didn’t know him well, but he was a beautiful person,” the 44-year-old actor told Rolling Stone of the late actor’s role in The Dark Knight. Heath passed away in 2008, just a few months before the film was released. The next year, he won an Oscar for his work in the film.

Jared also spoke about the decision to take on the role, and said he felt it was okay because others had previously played The Joker.

“I think had it only been portrayed by Heath and it was never a comic book, maybe I would have felt that would be inappropriate,” Jared said. “But I thought that given the history, it was OK. The good thing about other people having done this is that you know what direction not to head in.”

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