Heath Ledger's Daughter Matilda Gives Her Grandparents a Beautiful Reason to Keep Going

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matilda ledgerMatilda LedgerThere's no question: Matilda Ledger is indeed her father's daughter. Just look at that face! The now 7-year-old daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, Matilda was only a toddler when her dad tragically passed away in 2008. But clearly he lives on in his little girl, and her very existence is a gift to her mother and grandparents. In fact, Heath's mom and dad recently spoke out -- which they rarely do -- about their granddaughter and how she gets them through the tough times. "Matilda is indeed very much like her dad -- she has long limbs and similar features," said Sally Ledger, Heath's mother. "However, she also possesses the beauty of her mamma -- lucky girl."

Heath's dad Kim Ledger is equally proud: "Matilda has the same walk as Heath and is such a respectful little kid. Our family has the most wonderful relationship with both Matilda and Michelle; we talk frequently and visit as often as we can."

Now that is one very much loved little girl! I wonder if she realizes how incredibly valuable she is to her mom and grandparents.

Can a 7-year-old comprehend what an important role she's playing in her family's life? Probably not, but I hope someday she makes the connection. 

"It has been an extremely difficult five years, as not a day goes by when we don't feel the immense loss of Heath," said his mom. Without Matilda, the loss might have swallowed them whole.

Does Matilda Ledger remind you of her dad, Heath?

 

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