Heath's Dad: We'll 'Take Care' of His Daughter

Actor's will pre-dated relationship with Michelle Williams, child's birth
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 9:54 AM CDT
Former fiancee and "Brokeback Mountain" co-star Michelle Williams, left, and sister Kate Ledger arrive at a memorial service for the late Hollywood actor Heath Ledger in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The father of late actor Heath Ledger vowed that his son's daughter—and her mother, actress Michelle Williams—will be "taken care of" even though they aren't in Ledger's will, which dates from before their relationship and the 2005 birth of their daughter, Matilda Rose. Ledger's 2003 will left everything to his parents and sister, the Daily News reported.

"Matilda is our absolute priority and Michelle is part of our family," Kim Ledger told People. "They will be taken care of; that's how Heath would want it to be." Ledger and Williams met while filming Brokeback Mountain. At the time the will was filed, Ledger had $145,000 worth of assets in New York, including a Prius and furniture. He died this year of a drug overdose.