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. real truth

    “you think he failed his daughter. (which he didn’t he adored her)”

    Typical. You think emotion is all that matters. Heath’s actions spoke loudest, as they always do. If he loved his daughter, he would never have been kicked out in the first place, and tonight he’d be putting her to bed, like the rest of us do with our kids. Less than that is unacceptable, and to say otherwise is spineless.

  2. cathy

    U load of FUCKING TOSSERS to say anything so nasty ABOUT A CHILD – WOT A fucking load of losers u are. No one knws how Heath Ledger died. I hope u lo that r saying nasty things about him and his daughter DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH AND UR FUCKING KIDS. WANKERS.

  3. betsy

    cathy, you sound ugly, even by Aussie standards.

  4. Patch

    A large percentage of these hateful comments are coming from americans.

    These wonderful indiiduals probably voted Bush for president. Leave them alone, didn’t mummy ever tell you not to argue with the mentally retarded?

  5. Patch

    *individuals*

  6. Snatch

    A large percentage of these Heath Ledger knob-gobbling comments are coming from Australians.

    These wonderful individuals probably eat kangaroo meat and masturbate by rubbing against koalas. Leave them alone, didn’t mummy ever tell you not to argue with the mentally retarded? Wait, mummy *is* mentally retarded? Oh … that makes sense.

  7. Nessy

    Would any of you guys be so disgustingly shallow if you weren’t masked my the anonymity of the internet? I thought most people had lost someone close to them at some point in their lives… did this not teach you anything? It appears that it just turned you bitter. Shame on you.

    Treat people as you would like to be treated yourself.

    It’d be interesting to see where most of you were located… I’m guessing by the poor and obvious humour it’d have to be America.

  8. Skip Smith

    Disgustingly shallow? You mean like choosing a drug binge over your family and dying because of it?

    I heard some guy from Australia did that.

  9. Nessy

    “While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.”

  10. Skip Smith

    That’s his family’s spin on it. The coroner said:

    “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

    Abuse of prescription medications.

    Disgustingly shallow.

  11. Nessy

    We all take stupid risks and make mistakes. Riding in the back of a car or cab without fastening our seatbelt, smoking cigarettes, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, fat bastards that eat too much, people who drive smartcars and motorbikes, paragliders … fuck they’re disgustingly shallow too. I’m sure Heath didn’t mean to take an overdose (in the same way that we assume we’ll be safe in a cab without wearing a seatbelt) it’s just a tragic accident. I feel more anger towards the people that provided him with all that medication, albeit legally or illegally.

  12. Tyler

    ***Just for the record, some of us Americans do feel rather strongly about Heath’s death, so please don’t lump as all together. It breaks my heart knowing that a little girl with grow up without a Father, and I wish Michelle and the rest of family the best of luck, and my prayers and thoughts are with them***

  13. Jen

    Some of you guys have absolutely no couth, class, or brains. The ones who say stupid shit about an innocent child. . . and have no f’ing clue what happened to the father (prescription drugs is what did it, dumbasses) should just STFU. Get a life, assholes.

  14. Anna

    You, who don’t know anything about Heath or his family – PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP! Thanks.

  15. jess

    all i have to say is to Janice…the comment about matilda’s little 2yr old legs being fat…..obviously you have some serious insecurity issues with yourself to be dissing a baby….who does that? grow up….she is a 2yr old and you are probably a miserable woman to be making comments like that about a baby!!! children are supposed to look like that just because your not comfertable with your body doesn’t mean you should stoop to the level of making fun of babies. dang woman i feel sad for any man that has taken any time out of their life to get to know you!

  16. jess

    all i have to say is to Janice…the comment about matilda’s little 2yr old legs being fat…..obviously you have some serious insecurity issues with yourself to be dissing a baby….who does that? grow up….she is a 2yr old and you are probably a miserable woman to be making comments like that about a baby!!! children are supposed to look like that just because your not comfertable with your body doesn’t mean you should stoop to the level of making fun of babies. dang woman i feel sad for any man that has taken any time out of their life to get to know you!

  17. j.m.r

    prescription medication is very dangerous in anyones hands….it takes the best of our generation….for those who have never walked in his shoes to judge….that is to bad….everyone here who has made a comment will someday know someone close to them who has had a problem or is no longer here thanks to prescription drugs…legal yes, dangerous very! doctors promote what they sell and most will agree patients no matter how famous trust in the institution of medicine and their doctors with no further questioning….always!

  18. James

    the swiss, please don’t talk about things you know nothing about. Michelle can’t act ? She’s widely regarded as a very good young actress and was nominated for an Oscar a few years ago. Clearly you have never seen her in anything other than Dawson’s creek.

  19. Peace

    ” She will be brought up with the best memories of him”

    Excuse me but that is not a fair way to describe
    Heath Ledger. Other memories that you feel are
    not ” the best of him ” are only your personal opinions
    of him Michelle. He can no longer speak for himself.
    Out of my love for him you need to be told.

  20. Peace

    ” She will be brought up with the best memories of him”

    Excuse me but that is not a fair way to describe
    Heath Ledger. Other memories that you feel are
    not ” the best of him ” are only your personal opinions
    of him Michelle. He can no longer speak for himself.
    Out of my love for him you need to be told.

  21. Peace

    Every memory of Heath ledger can be described as BEST.

    Not just the memories you choose as the BEST memories.

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