Ledger's Insurer Settles With Daughter

Attorneys wanted $10M, but company wanted to look into suicide possibilities
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2009 4:03 PM CST
Gary Oldman accepts the male actor in a supporting role award on behalf of Heath Ledger at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Heath Ledger’s insurance company has agreed to pay at least part of the late actor’s $10 million policy to his daughter, Matilda. Ledger’s lawyers reached an out-of-court settlement with ReliaStar Life Insurance, which had balked at paying because of suspicions his 2008 overdose death was a suicide, Reuters reports. No word yet on how much 3-year-old Matilda will get.