Jake Gyllenhaal reveals Health Ledger’s death was just like losing a relative. The former October Sky star still to this day finds it hard to come to terms with Ledger’s shocking untimely death. He admits that losing his pal was very hard and tragic.
The actor grew close to the Ledger when they filmed Brokedown Mountain together but first got to know each other when they met during the musical Moulion Rouge!
In an interview on U.S. show Inside the Actors Studio, he says,
“Heath and I knew each other for years before that (Brokeback Mountain) because we had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge! Together. And I remember thinking, ‘I like this guy. He’s just like, super lovable.’”
According to Eonline.com, Gyllenhaal goes on to touch on his grief over Ledger’s death from an accidental drug overdose, admitting he still misses him,
“to this day” because the tragedy was like “losing a family member”.