03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Deepak Chopra's Last Conversation With Heath: He Was Exhausted & Emotional

Heath Ledger was tired and emotional before his shocking Jan. 22 death, Deepak Chopra tells PEOPLE.

"He was a little depressed about not having seen his daughter," explained the Seven Laws for Spiritual Success author, who - along with mutual friend Shekhar Kapur, Ledger's director in 2002's The Four Feathers - talked to the actor the day before he died. "It was like, 'I'm missing my girl. ... ' He hadn't seen [two-year-old Matilda] over the holidays, he mentioned that."

The 28-year-old Ledger, who was in midst of shooting The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, also admitted he was having trouble sleeping. "He's a very, very ambitious actor and hard-working guy," said Chopra. "He was still high from the experience [of filming in London] and he hadn't come down ... He was exhausted."

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