Actress Michelle Williams, 27, has released a deeply personal statement in regards to the death of her former fiancé and father of daughter Matilda Rose, 2, actor Heath Ledger.
Heath, 28, passed awaylast Tuesday the 22nd of an accidental overdose of anxiety medications, sleep aids, and a pain pill that were prescribed to him. In a statementthrough Heath’s rep, Michelle — though normally intensely private –shares,
Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is broken.I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautifullittle girl who is the spitting image of her father.
All that I cancling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. Hisfamily and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, andtakes steps two at a time and we know that he is with us still.
Shewill be brought up with the best memories of him.
Yesterday, Mara Buxbaum, Heath’s publicist, released her own statement, begging the media to stop speculating.
Certain media outlets’ attempts to exploit and profit from his death is shameful and in the poorest of taste. We implore the media and the public to let this grieving family bury their son in private and with dignity.
Much of the tabloid reporting is inaccurate. This fabricated story ofMichelle Williams attempting to bring Heath Ledger to rehab is just onelie among many.
The speculation is heinous. Let this family grieveprivately.
Thefamily is currently in Australia, where a funeral for the actor isplanned for later this week. For a look back at Heath as a father,please refer here.