Heath Ledger’s family and friends have opened up about his final days in upcoming documentary I Am Heath Ledger.
The Brokeback Mountain star tragically died on January 22 in 2008 from a fatal combination of prescription drugs and sleeping pills.
Those closest to the actor spoke about how he was ‘exhausted, emotionally and physically’ while filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
‘I would hear him wandering around the apartment and I’d get up and say, ‘Come on, man, get back to bed, you have to work tomorrow,’ Gerry Grennell, Heath’s friend and dialect coach, told PEOPLE.
‘He said, ‘I can’t sleep, man.’ He missed his girl [Matilda], he missed his family, he missed his little girl – he desperately wanted to see her and hold her and play with her. He was desperately unhappy, desperately sad.
‘He said, ‘I got to stop, it’s not helping, I’m not well, it’s making me feel more upset.’
Heath’s sister, Kate, warned the star about mixing his medication in the lead up to his death.
‘I just said, ‘You’ve got to be very careful mixing things,’ and he was like, ‘Katie, hello, come on, of course,’ she recalls.
I Am Heath Ledger will air on May 17 in the US.