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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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