Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with, no matter how many years have passed. It has been ten years since Australian actor and director Heath Ledger tragically died from an accidental overdose. Ledger was in the prime of his career at the time of his death, having just completed his role as the Joker for the film The Dark Knight.
Though he was a highly talented entertainer, Ledger was also a son, a brother, a partner, and a father.
The Four Feathers actor had one daughter, Matilda Rose, with his ex-girlfriend, Dawson's Creek actress Michelle Williams. Williams and Ledger met while filming the critically acclaimed film Brokeback Mountain.
Williams did not give an immediate statement when Ledger died, and to this day, the actress has remained discreet about him and their relationship.
On the tenth anniversary of his death, Williams received support from her best gal pal, actress Busy Phillips, who took a plane just to help Williams get through the tough day.
Busy and Michelle Reunite
The Cougar Town actress reunited with Williams on Jan. 22. The two shared the bittersweet reunion on their social media accounts.
A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:27pm PST
Phillips, who is the godmother of Matilda, also shared a video with her in tears while listening to the song "Time to Pretend" by MGMT. The song, Phillips stated, debuted shortly after Ledger's passing.
"It came out after he passed away and I remember when it came out, because [I thought] it made me think of him. I just thought he would have liked this song. And for some reason, every time I hear this song... it's weird," Phillips stated.
Ledger's sister, Kate, also spoke on the death of her late brother during an interview with People Magazine. Kate shared a special bond with Ledger and considered him her "soul mate." Kate also stated that his family continue to talk about Heath every day and that he is still "very much alive in their home.
King Kong actress Naomi Watts also posted a tribute to Ledger. Watts dated Ledger from 2002-2004.
Thinking about this beautiful soul today. 10 years ago he left this world. He was a true original. Heart always on his sleeve, with the most powerful charisma, strength, humor and talent. I will never forget his gentle spirit. #heathledger @wattsupphoto
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