Heath Hated Taking Sleeping Pills: Pal
Rapper dishes as he prepares to debut single
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 9:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – The sad irony of Heath Ledger’s overdose is that he hated taking the sleeping pills that killed him. “He was an extremely active person who didn't sleep much,” rapper and childhood friend N’FA tells the Sun. “Lots of people take sleeping things. I just remember he didn't like them.” N’FA (short for No Fixed Abode) premiered a Ledger-directed music video at a film festival last year, and is preparing to release the single.

At an awards fete, Ledger called and “was like, ‘I want to make your video,’” N’FA recalls. “I don't know if he was in the car on the way back or in the bathroom or what. He might have even been at the bar drunk. Working with him on videos was awesome. He would describe what he wanted to do and I would stand there somewhat bewildered by his vision.”