Friday, January 25, 2008
Heath Ledger's Nick Drake Video - "Eerie Postscript To Actor's Death"
Before his death on Tuesday, Heath Ledger had reportedly just finished filming and editing a music video tribute to his favorite artist Nick Drake. The song entitled "Black Eyed Dog," referrers to a Winston Churchill quote detaililng/outlining an intense emotional depression, which happened to be the last song Drake recorded before overdosing on anti-depression medication in 1974 at the age of 26. Ledger admitted his "obsession" with the artist where he was quoted reporting the following:
"I was obsessed with his story and his music and I pursued it for a while and still have hopes to kind of tell his story one day," a soft-spoken and fidgety Ledger told the assembled media, though he also said that any such aspirations had "faded away."