Behind the myth
An episode from the series TOO YOUNG TO DIE
He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to pass away so young in the age of the Internet, his death deeply touched all of Hollywood as well as fans around the world.
But Heath Ledger was a reluctant celebrity, a star that didn’t really want to be one. By opting to play character roles in small films and declining major offers, such as the leading role in “Spiderman”, he deliberately risked his career on several occasions. He was far more interested in the serious art of acting than in becoming famous.