It wasn’t just the acting world that mourned the passing of Heath Ledger; he also had ties to the Australian music industry.
After helming a video for Ben Harper’s "Morning Yearning," the pair teamed up last year to set up a non-profit record label called Masses Music Co.
Its first signing was a singer from his hometown of Perth, named Grace Woodroofe. Ledger also directed a video for her cover of David Bowie’s "Quicksand."
In 2006 he directed the videos for "Cause an Effect" and "Seduction Is Evil (She’s Hot)" for Australian hip-hop artist N’fa of 1200 Techniques fame. They attended grade school together and stayed close friends.
Ledger admitted he was "obsessed" with long-dead English folkie Nick Drake and hoped to make a movie about his mysterious life. Recently, Ledger shot and edited a clip for Drake’s ode to depression "Black Dog," which Drake recorded before overdosing on antidepression medication in 1974 at the age of 26.
A Drake representative told MTV News that the clip was "gorgeous" and "extremely moving."
Ledger also appears in the clip, ending with the actor drowning himself in a bathtub. Although not released commercially, it should be all over YouTube by the time you read this.