Michelle Williams issues statement about Heath Ledger

February 1st, 2008 // 221 Comments

Michelle Williams released the following statement today regarding the death of Heath Ledger. It is the first statement she’s made since Heath’s body was found last Tuesday in a New York City apartment, according to Reuters:

“Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up with the best memories of him.”

As long as little Matilda never watches The Order. I kid. Touching stuff.

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  1. (*)(*)

    So who here insulting Heath and his family are not
    FAT, SMOKERS, ALCOHOLICS, DRUG ADDICTS, GAMBLERS, CHEATERS, DRUNK/RECKLESS DRIVERS, CRIMINALS, THEIFS, VIOLENT ABUSERS, RAPISTS, MOLESTERS, PYROS, LIARS, UNPROTECTED FUCKERS, A BAD PARENT, FRAUDS, ANNOREXICS, BULEMICS, CUTTERS, OR IN UTTER DENIAL ABOUT BEING ANY OF THESE THINGS OR ANYTHING THAT YOU KNOW COULD COST YOU EVERYTHING?

    Because if you are any of those things you could easily lose your family or your life and even though it is hard, unlike kids dying in hospital of cancer, you have the choice to work hard and clean up your life.
    As the one person here is none of those things I would still never ever insult something so heart breaking and tragic.

    Those of you who do say such hateful things you know very well that you are the most unhappy miserale people of all and far more screwed up that any idiot celebrity (that includes Britney and you know it).

    So instead of trashing someone you’ve never met how about you wake up, look at your messed up life and do something about it. But really are you smart enough to do that?

    Probably not.

  2. doomhammer

    So I see twzzlgirl is friends with the other girls in here. I wonder which is the sort of barely cute one, and which are the fat disgusting “no way Im going home with that” ones? Hmmm.

  3. Kit

    That little girl really does look exactly like him. A lot of the time people say that and it’s not true, but wow, I can see a huge resemblance.

  4. Tammy Faye

    101- I’d be careful calling people stupid with that hideous spelling you just displayed for all to see. I’m just saying honey….for your own good.

  5. Holly

    Thank you Twzz! As for your Doomhammer, I didn’t know him and I don’t pretend to but I don’t make snap judgments about someone’s life whom I never met. You claim to know he was worthless and drug-addicted. I don’t claim to know anything about his life but I know better than to make damaging statements about someone who a) hasn’t been proven to have done anything wrong 2) is not around to defend themselves. Pretty pathetic, I can only imagine that your life probably really sucks-grow up.

  6. twzzlrgirl

    Oh, doorhammer…i have only one good eye, a huge nose, thin lips, and i weigh about 250 lbs.

    (ha ha)

    And, actually, I’m not “friends” with anyone here, jerkoff. It’s the Internet….I don’t really know these people. (**wondering about your sanity, now**). However, I do defend people that are being unfairly pounded by a poster with marbles and cotton for brains.

    Are all women who stand up for each other barely cute or fat in your book? You’re not only dumb, you’re shallow.

  7. judgemental judy

    are twizz and mrs. t going to start scissoring each other? whores!!!!!

  8. Holly

    my guess is Dumbhammer is probably between the ages of 10 and 14…no no 14 is too high…I’ll go with 10 max

  9. Doomhammer

    Youre right Holly. Sorry. I was just being an ass.

    Have a good weekend.

  10. twzzlrgirl

    #107, I haven’t “whored” in years…I got me a legitimate job (doesn’t pay as well, though).

  11. Buffy

    #12, you are a mindless superficial cunt.

  12. twzzlrgirl

    Ha, ha….either dumbhammer already has a troll, or his mommy got online and made him say something nice before letting him logoff.

    Have a great weekend, everybody :) I’m going out to see “The Eye” and I hope it’s good!!!

    Twizz

  13. Doomhammer

    Wow, try to be nice and the sharks keep attacking. Oh well, I shoudlnt have expected much more.

  14. Buffy

    #41, he wasn’t found dead in Mary Kate’s apt you moron.

  15. Bigass

    it says she, Matilda, whispers to trees…… wear some glasses

  16. fussy hussy

    i love the line where michelle says “all that i can cling too”………..she had the baby to try to hold on to heath. it didn’t work. it’s sad but anytime someone stays with you “for the kid” you have to know they aren’t that into you.

  17. Rick

    Matilda’s going to grow up with a manface. I’d still fuck her when she hits puberty, because she’s sorta famous, but still…manface.

  18. twzzlrgirl

    It says, Bigass, that when they see her whisper to trees, etc., they know Heath is still with them. I don’t know what the connection would be unless they are suggesting this is something he did. Otherwise, it is a non sequitor.

    Oh, and Doomhammer, if that was you apologizing, then I apologize as well. We get so many trolls on this site, I figured someone signed on as you. No hard feelings **smooch**.

    Twizz
    p.s….now i’m leaving…..

  19. Signey

    Matilda, your mom can’t keep a man, your dad was weak, and you have a very unfortunate face for a girl. Sorry kid. Somebody had to tell you the truth.

  20. jim

    “All that I can cling to is his presence inside her”

    So…Heath fucked his infant daughter. No wonder he committed suicide.

  21. Holly

    Jim you and people like you are absolutely vile. You have no respect for the dead or the fact that a man has died tragically and his daughter is now without a father. Go fuck yourself.

  22. pppo

    if it wasn’t for her getting pregnant, michelle would have been history already. she’s not interesting and heath jumped on her to fill a void in his life. he realized it wasn’t working and wanted out but surprise,…michelle was pregnant. sad that women think having babies is an appropriate thing to do to try to save a relationship. very sad indeed.

  23. jim

    Holly I could see your breasts heaving as you said that. You’re wet, I’m hard…let’s get it on!

  24. geese

    michelle is clingy and desperate. no wonder heath needed to escape in the world of drugs. she’s like the kind of chick you bang when you’re trashed and horny just for kicks but then she tries to guilt you into staying with her forever. she acts like such a saint you have to stay with her or risk looking like an asshole but in reality she’s just another tramp using her cunt to get her what she wants.

  25. D. Richards (Scumbag.)

    #101? ‘Unprotected fuckers’? I’m not unprotected, bitch! I have a gun.

    And ‘Violent abusers’? I violently abuse my cock everytime I masturbate, does that count?

    What’s your vice?

  26. “a man has died tragically and his daughter is now without a father”

    Give me a break. Dying while trying to save your child is tragic. Dying while doing a completely half-assed impression of a father is NOT tragic. His daughter is now without a father…just like Britney’s kids are without a mother, for now. Gee, how totally fucking tragic.

    Grow up.

  27. Holly

    You don’t know what you’re talking about FRIST. I think it’s hysterical that you people that are calling him a dead-beat and a drug addict act like you actually met him and you have some right to judge how he lived his life. What happened to people just respecting the dead, instead of trying to ruin their reputation and exploit it. I’m grown up, you don’t need to concern yourself with me.

  28. PunkA

    and here I thought Michelle WIlliams used to be hot. She looks rather boyish in that photo. And that hair is really, really bad.

  29. D. Richards (Slut.)

    #127? Technically Heath is a ‘dead beat’. His heart is dead. See?

    And all those homosexual sex scenes in Brokeback Mountain: completely real. Heath was very intense.

  30. MoronicShitney

    Now this is sad, true, but this is superficial so I have to point out that that hairstyle does not favour Michelle Williams one bit, but yeah this totally sucks for her and Matilda they have my sympathy.

  31. SV

    She is adorable….she looks just like Heath. While it might be difficult now for Michelle, she’s lucky to have that adorable little girl.

    RIP Heath.

  32. elle

    Re: #122 & 124

    ALTHOUGH ALL OF THIS IS INCREDIBLY SAD, AT LEAST SOMEONE ON THIS SITE IS BEING HONEST!

  33. eastcoastgirl

    Matilda is beautiful. My heart goes out to her and her mom.

  34. whatever

    I’m going to have to agree with not feeling too sorry for Michelle “accidentally” getting pregnant. The Pill has been around for half a century now and anyone with half a brain can understand why it is utter bullshit when someone says “Oops, I don’t know how that happened!?”

    Still, it’s a sad thing for the kid, but she’ll survive. I’m sure she won’t want to spend the rest of her life having people feel sorry for her, and if Michelle does a decent enough job of raising her she has a chance to turn out okay.

  35. Agent

    This is the best part that Michelle Williams has ever played. I’m glad to see that she’ll be milking it for all it’s worth, because I don’t think she’ll get many roles after that. And there certainly is a large audience of complete fools who fall for this tripe every time.

  36. Clarification

    It’s cute that the kid looks like Heath. But the kid’s not cute.

  37. Matthew

    “Matilda is beautiful. My heart goes out to her and her mom.”

    If Heath had thought that, and then behaved accordingly, he would be alive now and acting like a real father for the first time.

  38. elle

    NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO BE HONEST,

    Re: #135 & #75
    If Michelle loved Heath so much, she shouldn’t have driven him to drugs. By all reports, she’s completely insufferable, and Heath did his best to stay with her for the sake of his daughter. It’s no excuse to do drugs, but sometimes people don’t know how to cope and don’t realize they could get help. The daughter is screwed. Not because Heath died, but because Michelle is her mother. This statement is a bunch of self-serving bullshit. Michelle wants people to pull back from looking at Heath’s life because she knows she’ll be the villain of the story if they do.

  39. adeliza

    #122….

    “very sad that women think getting pregnant is an appropriate way to save a relationship.”

    As a woman, I have to agree.

  40. elle

    #122 – if it wasn’t for her getting pregnant, michelle would have been history already. she’s not interesting and heath jumped on her to fill a void in his life. he realized it wasn’t working and wanted out but surprise,…michelle was pregnant. sad that women think having babies is an appropriate thing to do to try to save a relationship. very sad indeed.

    #124 – michelle is clingy and desperate. no wonder heath needed to escape in the world of drugs. she’s like the kind of chick you bang when you’re trashed and horny just for kicks but then she tries to guilt you into staying with her forever. she acts like such a saint you have to stay with her or risk looking like an asshole but in reality she’s just another tramp using her cunt to get her what she wants.

  41. Chauncey Gardner

    I love how all the Righteous Moms of the Internet hang out on The Superficial, and freak the fuck out when somebody criticizes someone like Heath Ledger, or the daughter, neither of whom give a fuck about what any of us are saying about any of it.

    And people keep treating Heath Ledger, an apparent drug abuser, with the reverence that one would show a dead 9/11 firefighter. People, this guy was a spoiled fucking actor who could have had a long and happy life with his daughter if he hadn’t been a hard-partying moron, and chosen to go down the same road as drug users who have nothing to live for when the world was just opening up to him. And we’re gonna all hug each other and cry about it?

    Fuck that. The one and only person responsible for all the misery this has caused, whether it’s his family, or the thousands of film crew members on his production slate whose jobs are now up in the air, is Heath Ledger. And no excuses in the world – an estranged girlfriend and absentee daughter; sleeplessness as a result of playing a comic book villain – can change the fact that he totally blew a lot of good things for a lot of people. And, he no longer has to worry about any of it. Not that he was thinking about anybody else when he destroyed himself and created a wave of destruction.

    Forgive me if I do not join you bitches at the Heath Ledger Wailing Wall.

  42. rosie

    So… when the toxicology reports come out, what if it says he died of natural causes? No overdose, no readings of anything out of the ordinary? It’s not like there’s NEVER been a case of someone dying from something CRAZY like a heart abnormality that was never found. Who in the heck would ever believe that?!?

    Just wondering: what are all you assholes who are acting like he was doing multiple drugs and then passed out dead, what will you say then? That it was a coverup? Why, so that you can maybe feel better about yourself?

    This may be the superficial, but the owner of the site isn’t going on and on and making fun of Michelle or Matilda. So why do you think “Oh, I’m on the Superficial and it’s the internet so it’s okay to be an asshat.” ???

    I’d LOVE to see how comfortable you’d be saying these thing in public in front of people you want to actually respect you.

  43. rosie

    So… when the toxicology reports come out, what if it says he died of natural causes? No overdose, no readings of anything out of the ordinary? It’s not like there’s NEVER been a case of someone dying from something CRAZY like a heart abnormality that was never found. Who in the heck would ever believe that?!?

    Just wondering: what are all you assholes who are acting like he was doing multiple drugs and then passed out dead, what will you say then? That it was a coverup? Why, so that you can maybe feel better about yourself?

    This may be the superficial, but the owner of the site isn’t going on and on and making fun of Michelle or Matilda. So why do you think “Oh, I’m on the Superficial and it’s the internet so it’s okay to be an asshat.” ???

    I’d LOVE to see how comfortable you’d be saying these thing in public in front of people you want to actually respect you.

  44. Eirin

    Wow, Matilda sure looks like her father!
    So cute!

  45. gio

    Wow.

    The jealousy, frustration, & boredom reeks in here.

    Nobody even knows what happened to Heath. He might have had an allergic reaction. He may have had sleep apnea. Or, he may have OD’d. Save your rumor-fueled comments until the facts are presented. In the meantime, send a kind thought to those who are left behind, including yourselves. Some of you seem to really need some kindness, because your comments about someone you never knew are truly brutal.

    People who were hanging with Mr. Ledger over the holidays said he was sober, abstaining from alcohol, and trying very hard to keep it together.

    Of course, most of the people who come to this site are perfect. I personally never succumb to fatigue or pressure to perform at my job where my work is subjected to international scrutiny. I can endure long periods of separation from family, loved ones and emotional support systems, photographers lurking outside windows invading my privacy 24-7, jet lag, and total strangers criticizing me on every continent on the Earth. I wonder how they say “junkie” in Swahili?

    Absolutely ridiculous.

  46. Twzzlrgirl

    Hey, what did I miss???

    Nothing brings out the bitchiness on this site like celebrity death.

    How I love it.

  47. Cindy

    #145 – “The jealousy, frustration, & boredom reeks in here.”

    No, that smell is your pent-up bowels. Relax, unclench, relieve yourself. You’ll feel much better. Maybe you’ll even have a tiny chance afterwards of writing an entertaining comment. At least you’ll not literally sound like a turd.

  48. James

    “I’d LOVE to see how comfortable you’d be saying these thing in public in front of people you want to actually respect you.”

    You’re kidding, right? My friends and I make fun of these fucked up drugged up narcissistic actors all the time. We don’t sit in a corner and quiver with anxiety about saying something in public that might offend somebody. Grow a spine and an independent mind.

  49. miggs

    #141 Chauncey Gardner – 100% correct.

    Look, if you made it to this site, which is explicitly designated for degenerates (“The Superficial – Because You’re Ugly”), and you stay around long enough to read and write a comment, you’re in no position to be self-righteous. Don’t be such hypocrites.

  50. Twzzlrgirl

    This is the thing that gets me — no disrespect to the dearly departed, but….people die every damn day. I liked his movies and I feel sorry for his ex-girlfriend and daughter, but come on. Websites around the world don’t delve into the daily obits and spend every waking moment telling us every detail about everyone who’s died.

    Which is why this kind of shit prompts nasty comments. I, for one, am tired of the media making gods out of people that, in reality, don’t have as much quality as my kindly next door neighbors.

    There…sorry, not very funny, huh?

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