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Michelle Williams Speaks About Heath

Michelle Williams's Heart-Wrenching Statement About Heath

Michelle Williams has issued her first statement regarding Heath Ledger's death. Her words are heartfelt, touching, sad, and, in the end, beautiful about their daughter, Matilda. While the story is nothing short of heartbreaking, we hope Matilda, Michelle, and their family and friends are surrounded by love and support. She said:

“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.”

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krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
awwwww :(
enSue enSue 9 years
I'm proud of Michelle for coming forward to make a public statement at such a traumatic time. This is a beautiful message. I hope she will recover and find solace. I also hope that the Ledger family will always consider Michelle (and not just Matilda) a part of their family now that Heath is gone.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
That's such a beautiful and tragic statement. It's so heartbreaking, I got teary-eyed. :(
incheto incheto 9 years
i am so sorry fot her and matilda..rip heath
CelebFanChatRaph CelebFanChatRaph 9 years
so sad :(
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
That is so sad. Matilda was really loved.
musiclvr224 musiclvr224 9 years
Awww that is so sad. It made me want to cry.
esmes esmes 9 years
I believe I just cried.
lady-T lady-T 9 years
so sad!!!!
macneil macneil 9 years
Lovely, so dignified and moving. My heart goes out to them.
PinkShake PinkShake 9 years
so beautifully conveyed emotions, pure and touching. heath will be in our hearts forever, such a great actor and person. god bless michelle and little matilda.
purpleisafruit purpleisafruit 9 years
Urgh. Much sadness.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 9 years
I've so had it with certain members of the media digging up crap and video of Heath's past indiscretions. I'm no longer watching ET after seeing they were pulling the same crap as the other shows. I applaud Joel McCale who can push the boundaries at times and get a little mean teasing people. He stated on an episode of the Soup that Heath had died, and requested tabloid crapshows stop trying to dig up bs about Heath. I thought that was very classy. I also find it disturbing that the lowlifes that had videos like this in their possession would profit off of his death and show complete disregard for his grieving family and friends. I noted an announcement that Kim Ledger had gone to Heath's apartment after his death and it was reported that he had nothing to say to reporters and onlookers as he left.......YA THINK????? How sickening the site must have been, people hollering his name and bombarding him with ignorant questions. I find it truly sad that there is such a lack of compassion and empathy these days.
lulu8758 lulu8758 9 years
in the video at the party heath is telling his friend i shouldn’t have been here now she is not going to let me see metild. did it work for not letting him see his child to think it might make him stop doing drugs, of course not it even drove more into it thinking all the time about his daughter and the fact that he can’t not see her, his live was meaningless. she is heart broken because of the guilt of what she did to him , not allowing him to see his daughter.
lulu8758 lulu8758 9 years
i can tell you she never loved heath leger , if she love him she never would have challenged heath to be drug tested and be free of drug in order for him to see his own daughter . how crul she must have been to deny him of his own child , i hope the guilt would haunt her for ever, i am so sad to think that poor guy never saw his own child just because she wanted to punish him or make him not to do drug , believe me with doing that it drove him even more into it, i hate her for not letting him see his daughter until the day he died.
B-R-Girl B-R-Girl 9 years
I just love the photo of Heath and Matilda with their sunglasses on walking around NY. She looks so much like Heath and he seemed to love her very much.
mafonseca mafonseca 9 years
So beautiful.. My heart goes to Michelle and Matilda.. I hope the paps will leave them alone..
kimbly kimbly 9 years
So appropriate, so touching, so beautiful.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 9 years
Absolutely and poetically beautiful. You know, I won't mince words- I never was a fan of Michelle's but through this all, I've become one. It's clear in stories written that she was truly the love of Heath's (RIP) life. I have no doubt she will help in keeping his spirit alive.
longhorn longhorn 9 years
What a moving statement! I'm sad that she had to make one at all, but her words show how much she loved Heath and how he will live on in Matilda. They were bonded by their precious daughter and did everything to make her world a happy world even though her parents weren't together. Now, I hope the media leaves them alone. Wishful thinking... I, took want to commend popsugar for not reporting on all the stories. I hve been sickened by all the media attention and have vowed never to watch certain entertainment shows again...*cough* ET *cough*. I let them know exactly what I thought of them in an email. Not that they'll care, but it sute helped me! The statements from his family and friends speak to his true character, that's how I will remember him...and as the best Joker ever :-)
paine paine 9 years
sad....
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
: ( very sad.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
That is such a beautiful sad statement. How hard it will be for her to see her daughter looking so much like her daddy.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Such a beautiful however heart breaking statement. I wish her and her daughter the best during this gloomy time.
katt0911 katt0911 9 years
It's so odd - but hearing her statement really made me come to the realization that he is in fact gone. I wasn't a die-hard Heath Ledger fan, but I always respected his work, and loved his accent ::drool: In interviews he always dotted on Matilda. I never want to have to go through what they are currently having to deal with, especially having all the gossip, speculation, and tabloid fodder making it even harder to grasp and grieve what just happened. Even though us fans have lost a great actor and someone we really admired, they lost someone so much greater than that. My heart breaks, not only for the family and Michelle, but especially for their daughter. It truly is sad that she will not remember her father as she grows, but although she won't grow up with her father in her life she will have the stories from her family on how much he loved her. And who knows, maybe that acting gene he had will pass on and we will be able to watch her on screen and watch him live on.
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