Heath Ledger doc to Ovation

Airing as part of channel's 'Live Fast, Die Young' week

Cable channel Ovation TV has acquired "Heath Ledger: A Tribute," an hour-long documentary special on the life of the late Oscar-winning actor.

The documentary, from Australian production company World Wide Entertainment, will have its US premiere in August as part of Ovation TV's week-long programming event, "Live Fast, Die Young," which focuses on stars whose lives ended prematurely, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Jim Belushi.

"Throughout his short career, Heath Ledger seemed a star destined to burn brightly and leave a lasting mark," said Kris Slava, senior vp programming for Ovation TV. "This documentary is a warm, honest portrayal of the actor and the man, and features footage that has never been seen in America."