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
Ledger's Insurer Settles With Daughter
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)

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. (More Heath Ledger stories.)

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