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. Holly

    I’m not a mother and I don’t plan on having children so the “Self-Righteous Mothers” stereotype doesn’t quite fit here. I know there’s no point in arguing with you people but its just a matter of decency. No, they arent sensationalizing every single person who died’s m and the fact that he was a celebrity only means that more people felt familiar with him. He’s no more important than anyone else but his death did get more publicity so people feel like they have the right to say whatever they want. But to sit there and make fun of someone and say nasty things about his daughter is just wrong whether they know about it or read it or not. I was only a casual fan of his but I would defend anyone who was put in a position like that, celebrity or not. It’s just a matter of respect that’s all and some of you don’t have any and that’s fine. It’s one thing to laugh at the fact that Britney ran over a pap’s foot or Lindsay hooked up with 3 guys in one night but just give it a rest. He is dead and gone there’s no need to say nasty things and talk about his family and whoever else, it’s pointless and just cruel.

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  3. twzzlrgirl

    Holly: although I understand what sparks the comments (which is why I wrote the post), I also agree that saying things about the child is just vile. And I blame the media for turning this into a circus.

    Oh, and as a side note: Kristy, this is not a dating site. Please leave before someone calls you a foreign whore who has to sign onto random webpages to find a man. Oops..I guess I just did.

  4. aja

    R.I.P. Heath. best wishes for Mathilda Rose and Michelle Williams

    Most of you should be ashamed of yourselves for your comments.

    Where is your humanity?

  5. Kay

    #82 (Ernestine Jones)

    Um, yeah, I’m rather well read on current events, thanks. I didn’t say this was THE ONLY TRAGEDY OF THIS CENTURY or anything. I’m well aware of other social and cultural problems. I was merely pointing out that this is a tragedy, one of many on the earth, and the idiots on this blog should try to have just a miniscule amount of class and respect for a few moments. There is nothing funny about this situation. Imagine if your dads had died when you were two.

  6. Kay

    #82 (Ernestine Jones)

    Um, yeah, I’m rather well read on current events, thanks. I didn’t say this was THE ONLY TRAGEDY OF THIS CENTURY or anything. I’m well aware of other social and cultural problems. I was merely pointing out that this is a tragedy, one of many on the earth, and the idiots on this blog should try to have just a miniscule amount of class and respect for a few moments. There is nothing funny about this situation. Imagine if your dads had died when you were two.

  7. Holly

    Twizz: I agree, the media turned it into a three ring circus. He didn’t get this much attention when he was alive which is pretty sad. I just think it’s pretty awful that people feel the need to attack his family and an innocent child-sad :(

  8. Nathan Sprinkle

    Deffinantly sad, I love how people like the person trying to release the drug video. Will keep it not when it should have been released maybe to get people to act on getting him some help weather he wanted it or not. But no… they keep it till he dies and then want to release it right after the death to make a quick buck. It really is a pretty fucked up world we live in. I’m not saying i support that he had a drug problem or anything. But i mean use it to get him help. But yeah… people just need to leave them alone for a while. They will speak on it eventually. But its not even been two weeks. Anyway, yeah its a sad thing. That statement is really touching and sad. So hopefully his family and friends are doing well in spite of the current situation.

  9. my comment

    141, I love you.

  10. Rachel

    Ok, I get it now. Up to this point, I hadn’t seen a picture of Heath’s daughter, so I didn’t know why everybody was referring to his death as “tragic.” The tragedy is that all the drugs made him have a retarded kid, right? As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

  11. (*)(*)

    #104. Only the biggest fucking turds on the planet go after posters spelling. It’s completely fucking transparent. The posters comments obviously got to you because they’re completely fucking right and your only recourse is to go after their spelling. For most people writing online is like taking a big fucking dump. All ya want to do is relieve yourself, get that shit out quickly and hopefully offend the fuck out some little douche with the stench of reality. It’s not about crafting some perfectly spelled little essay, unless you’re a tight assed little shitweasel with nothing better to do. For everyone who gets it its dump your shit, make people feel sick and get back to your day.

    #125. It’s possible to live without vices of your own manifestation; it allows you to actually experience life instead of only getting a shitty partial view that’s permanently obstructed by your incessant bullshit. When you do experience it completely you realize that life is the biggest fucking vice of all, except this time quitting is failing.

    I forgot to add CULT MEMBER to my little list.

  12. rudyboy

    Missing you Heath.
    Also,I want to warn all Democrats and/or the OBAMA supporters…The Republican’s are out to get us…They have found one of OBAMA”s college room mates (now a Republican) and as soon as OBAMA wins the Democatic nomination- they are going to pull a “Lewinski” on the American public…apperently OBAMA’s old roomie will admit to the PRESS that he witnessed OBAMA dealing Cocaine to more than a few of his close friends in their dorm room!!!…The Republican’s hope to sway the independent vote and the undecidedes… They are betting that the fallout will put John Mc Cain over the top and will win him election for President…we have to fight this nasty campaign!!!

  13. (*)(*)

    #141. Chauncy it’s pretty bloody likely that you have a vice that could easily destroy your life so don’t you think you are in no position to judge.

    What if he had been clean for a while and died as a result of his past mistakes (ie: he had damged his body (mainly heart) through past drug use and then due to his insomnia his heart finally gave out, extreme insomnia can be deadly it can also cause cardiovascular disease (it appears his insomnia went on for a long time and was quite severe) so it is entirely possible that previous damage to his heart coupled with severe ongoing insomnia (sleeping only a few hours a night) caused cardiac arrest. Doesn’t the fact that he tried to change make a difference?

    If it turns out that he was not clean and sober for a year or more as it has been reported then I would refer you back to the above portion of my comment and comment #101.

    Your comment is completely true if he was a drug addict who refused to change a la Amy Winehouse but, by all accounts it appears this guy had stopped using drugs. People do not get high on sleeping pills. Now I don’t agree with the insane worshiping of celbrities and they are overpaid spoilt egomaniacs but I still find this situatuion very sad. I find a fuck of other things a lot more tragic but it’s really sad nonetheless.
    Have you never made any foolish mistakes that could come back to haunt you. Like fuck a girl or guy (don’t know what you are into) without a condom? Have you been tested? Now what if you passed that on to your future wife and child? Do you smoke? Have you ever driven drunk?
    I mean I am perfect and luckily I got to watch everyone else around me fuck up so I learnt through them instead of making those common mistakes myself. If you are perfect then good for you. If not well then you’re a hypocrite.

  14. Princess

    She seems so precious, too bad that wasn’t enough to keep her douchebag of a father off drugs. Maybe she is not as cute as her fawning mother would like to portray, or maybe Heath really is that much of a selfish asshole.
    Either way, I’m totally over this guy dying, seriously, that was over a week ago and i never liked any of his movies, so why does anyone still care?
    Dude, did you hear they stopped serving the Whopper at Burger King? ha! Just kidding, it is just a sales ploy. That ingenious king.

  15. (*)(*)

    *future spouse and child

  16. FRT

    What’s to fucking say…???

    He was a heroin and crack junkie…!!!

    You do the crime…you will serve your time…IN FUCKING HELL!

    I’m sick of all of these Hollywood Junkies and their fucking pathetic lives & then expecting people to feel fucking sorry for them.

    WHY DON’T YOU ALL FUCKING O.D.!!!

  17. beyonce22

    Mmmm, I saw her profile on millionaire dating site W e a l t h yRomance.com last week. Is she single now? Just curious.

  18. Sharon

    She’s looks just like Heath. Everyone that has nothing but bad things to say should be very ashamed, this little girl has lost her dad. Maybe Heath wasn’t perfect, but come on..Who is??

  19. get_over_yourselves

    guys,

    to all those of you complaining that he wouldn’t have done drugs if he loved his daughter/family – how many of you have had a serious addiction? hmm, didn’t think so. addiction is a terrible, debilitating condition, it doesn’t leave you with choice. It completely controls you. Heath could have wanted to stop more than anything in the world but the simple chemical and physical biology of addiction doesnt stop easily (note how i’m saying he COULD have, i’m not assuming anything or talking like i know him, like some of you insensitive celebrity loving morons). Saying he could have stopped if he wanted to is like saying someone who is paralysed could walk if they really wanted to. Recovery from addiction either never happens or takes a huge amount of time and pain, and nobody on here knows whether heath was at that stage or not.

    secondly, to all those of you making comments about his poor daughter, get some help. in what way does insulting an innocent little girl make you feel better? if you get any pleasure from laughing at his misfortune, you need counselling immediately. and if you’re one of the many making comments about how she’ll be fucked up too, do you expect your children to grow up to be as narrowminded and moronic as you? i hope not. not all children grow up to be like their parents, and provided michelle williams and heath’s family look after her well, there’s no reason she should ever be involved in drugs herself – if anything, she’ll grow up with a perfect reason to stay away from them.

    I lost my father to alcohol addiction when I was 11. It drove me to make the most of my friends and family, love every day and always do my best. I’m not saying my youth was easy, but I now have a stable, happy and successful life, hold three degrees, from Harvard, Cambridge and Southampton, run a rehabilitation charity for alcoholics and drug addicts, and a bereavement counselling service for families affected by loss due to substance abuse.

    Not quite the druggie/trash-whore/prostitute that many of you seem to think I should have been.

    Grow up and think about your comments before you post them.

    E xxxx

  20. my comment

    169. listen, if you are on or dead from drugs and booze you don’t love your kids. period. end of story.

  21. justtheobvious

    I’d let her grieve after I bust that hot little body of hers open! Man, Michelle has a hot little package there! Plus with the social security check that Matilda will get, we can move out of this trailer park! Wohoo! Anyone have her number? I have to get busy!

  22. krystl

    #101, god bless you. Anyone who has time to post on this site is ONE of those from the list.

  23. first time visitor

    Weak, irresponsible, selfish people (Heath Ledger) and the fans who love them. Way to support the cancer.

  24. obvious

    Umm…Michelle is the one who kicked him to the curb, remember? There’s a difference between understanding and acceptance. She understood, but did not accept. I’ve got respect for HER, not him.

  25. get_over_yourselves

    170, did you not read what i wrote? are you completely retarded? being addicted to drugs has nothing to do with whether you love anybody or not. plenty of perfectly happy people with great lives and no reason to do drugs get into trouble with them and the downward spiral is very difficult to stop. Saying that anyone who does drugs doesn’t love their children doesn’t make any sense. Driving kills more people than drugs, yet you wouldn’t accuse someone who drives of being irresponsible and not loving their children, would you?

    Everybody makes mistakes, it’s just unfortuante that this one cost him so much. It’s not like drug addicts think to themselves ‘huh, i don’t really care about my family, maybe i’ll go take some drugs’ – they don’t know what they are getting themselves into. If you could show these people what would happen to them or their families a year into the future then I’m sure they would never start, but nobody thinks they will be affected to the degree that they are.

    Imagine if I said to you ‘you had sex? well you clearly don’t love your children’ – just because you could get an std and even die from it doesnt mean that doing it in any way reflects your responsiblity to your children. Everything we do could potentially impact other people, it’s impossible to avoid. And saying he had the choice in this matter is not true, as you would understand if you had indeed read my post.

  26. nomski

    Poster no. 12 Janice – I hope you die of aids

  27. Cap'n Pickles

    Shit. 169 sure is a buzzkil….betya she’s a barrel of laughs at parties.

    That aside. I agree with you 169. Addictions are not a reflection of your love for your family. I love my family and I have an addiction. An addiction to putting down these zero talent and retarded celebrities that get everything handed to them, then just turn around and throw it all away. It keeps me sane as I sit here in my cubicle, struggling through life, knowing I will never experience fame or wealth. Is that jealousy? So what! It’s my addiction and I can’t help myself. Remember? I bet Heath did love his daughter. It doesn’t change the fact that he was an asshole.

  28. kitty_kat

    Is she going for the Katie Holmes look?

  29. Veroonica

    could you imagine a female Heath Ledger? BUSTED!

  30. Simon

    plain-jane mom, homely kid

  31. some person

    Addicts are weak. Therapists know that. But it’s part of their professional skill to be able to understand and relate to them, while trying to help them overcome weaknesses and move forward. But, you don’t want them to date your daughter, and you especially don’t want them to impregnate your daughter. The empathy stops at the clinic door.

    That’s the truth. I know it, you know it.

  32. Me

    What a cutie! She does look a lot like him. The fact that they had split up would have been difficult enough, but now that he’s gone she’ll never have a chance to know him. Sad.

  33. (*)(*)

    #172. krystl wow please explain to me how on earth you came up with that conclusion. Because that’s one of the most illogical idotic comments I’ve ever read. Sadly you couldn’t be more wrong but, you sure let me know that you ARE indeed one of many of the things on my list. Thanks for playing.

    So far I’ve gotten the “no you are” response of a five year old and the “you are right so I’m going to have to attack your spelling” hopeless and transparent response. Obviously what I said is pretty fucking true since no one seems to be able to actually disprove or argue any of it.

  34. lambman

    I feel so bad for Michelle and Matilda. Michelle always seemed to be a smart, mature and kind person. She is a brilliant actress as anybody who’s ever seen “Brokeback Mountain” or “Me Without You” knows

  35. Me

    I feel sorry for Heath Ledger’s loved ones. Being a mom myself, I can only imagine the heartache they must be going through losing a child. Being a daughter, I couldn’t imagine losing one of my parents. Granted, obviously I’m older than Matilda (duh!), but I know from my mom’s experience with losing her dad at an early age (she was 5 & he was 29), although she does have memories of him, she would love to have known him as an adult.

    With that said, obviously someone famous dying is going to be sensationalized because everyone knows who they are. These people are in our faces everyday because of the paparazzi, their work, their shenanigans, etc. They have a “pampered” life because they can afford to buy practically anything they want to, have nannies, housekeepers, yachts, mansions, expensive cars, etc but they also have the downside of being in the public eye 24/7. Obviously we all follow what’s going on or else we wouldn’t be checking out sites like this one! And I think one thing we can all agree on is money doesn’t buy happiness – we think it will but time & time again we see it doesn’t. And it’s all relative – the more you make, the more you spend.

    I don’t watch either show (I just saw this clip on Youtube the other day) but I think Montel Williams said it perfectly on Fox & Friends when he refused to indulge in the hoopla over Heath Ledgers death. His point was that our troops die every day – for US – and the media doesn’t mention their names or what they’ve accomplished in their lifetimes. These people are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers & sisters too. But we don’t sensationalize it – we don’t even know their names or their background. UNFORTUNATELY it doesn’t sell like celebrity turmoil.

  36. Todd

    #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.

    #135 – 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.

  37. Todd

    #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.

    #135 – 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.

  38. Todd

    #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.

    #135 – 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.

  39. Todd

    #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.

    #135 – 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.

  40. rudy

    missing you Heath…
    Also,I want to warn all Democrats and our OBAMA supporters…The Republican Right is out to get us again…They have found one of OBAMA”s college room mates (now a Republican) and as soon as OBAMA wins the Democatic nomination- they are going to pull “another Lewinski” on the American public…apperently OBAMA’s old roomie will admit to the PRESS that he witnessed OBAMA snorting & even dealing Cocaine to more than a few of his close friends in their shared dorm room!!!…The Republican’s hope to sway the independent vote and the undecidedes with this shocker… They are betting that the fallout will put John Mc Cain over the top and will win him election for President.
    I think this may be a false rumour but Obama did admit his Cocaine Use and I think we have to take this admission by Obama very seriously…if it is true I don’t think the Republican’s are going to leave this Drug issue alone!!!

  41. Katie

    Holy hell that child looks like her father. Still can’t figure out how someone can take steps two at a time, but whatever- still a touching statement by the baby mama.

  42. Alice

    Her daughter is so cute. But I saw her profile with hot & sexy photos on richsoulmate.com, where celebrities, beauty queens and wealthy singles hook up. The photos are not verified yet but the profile looks sincere, attractive and sexy. Maybe sometimes they really need a soul mate rather than a rich buddy. It’s said Charlie Sheen has found some young and beautiful girls there. LOL.

  43. jessica, UK

    that’s beautiful.
    i agree… losing someone you love is hard enough as it is… without people sticking a camera in your face 24/7 and asking questions.

  44. Mick

    Poor kid. She really deserved a much better man as her dad. That’s the only tragedy.

  45. blah

    WOW – I can’t believe a lot of people are commenting like they knew exactly how it went down. Toxicology reports are not in yet. And to everyone who has said he was found in Mary Kate’s apartment with pills strewn everywhere around his body – you are the most ignorant and ill informed of all. Dude – if you’re going to comment on a gossip site, AT LEAST be up to date with the news. No, he was not in Mary Kates apartment (misconstrued information that was immediately cleared up) and no- pills were not found scattered around. EMTs have gone on the record that yes there were pills – but they were in bottles NOT lying around his body and that they were prescription pills.

    His family is still grieving the lost, so STFU before you people make assumptions. Yeh, Mathilda probably will probably grow up fucked up – but thats because she will soon see all of the assumptions made by the media and people like you guys before the final word comes in. Give yourself a round of applause for further fucking someone else’s future before they get a chance undertsand this stuff.

  46. blah

    WOW – I can’t believe a lot of people are commenting like they knew exactly how it went down. Toxicology reports are not in yet. And to everyone who has said he was found in Mary Kate’s apartment with pills strewn everywhere around his body – you are the most ignorant and ill informed of all. Dude – if you’re going to comment on a gossip site, AT LEAST be up to date with the news. No, he was not in Mary Kates apartment (misconstrued information that was immediately cleared up) and no- pills were not found scattered around. EMTs have gone on the record that yes there were pills – but they were in bottles NOT lying around his body and that they were prescription pills.

    His family is still grieving the lost, so STFU before you people make assumptions. Yeh, Mathilda probably will probably grow up fucked up – but thats because she will soon see all of the assumptions made by the media and people like you guys before the final word comes in. Give yourself a round of applause for further fucking someone else’s future before they get a chance undertsand this stuff.

  47. Jeff

    Matilda will grow up fucked up because she’s a whore, you can see it on her face already. Like mother like daughter.

  48. sam80

    She really is the spitting image of her father. 28 is so young.

  49. Matilda

    My dad was a loser. If I can accept that, why can’t you?

  50. truth

    So many of you trash heath ledger because you think he failed his daughter. (which he didn’t he adored her). Just remeber it takes a village to raise a child, and one day Matilda will grow up and read all this hate you have spread so maybe as a public YOU have failed a little girl who will never be hugged again by her father.

    You are nothing more than selfish hypocritical assholes.

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