Everyone Needs A Father: Matilda Heather Grows Up A Half Orphan And Misses Her Dad

Date December 13, 2018

What is it like to grow up without a father? Sadly, there are lots of such stories all around the world. It is awful, it is depressing, it is just not right. However, does it make any difference if your dad was famous and rich?

Heath Ledger's daughter Matilda raised only by her mother

Matilda was 2 years old, when her father, Heath Ledger, died from prescription drugs overdose. After Matilda’s birth, Heath took time off from filming to dedicate himself to the new role of father. However, it all lasted not long.

Matilda’s mother and Heath Ledger’s ex-girlfriend, Michelle Williams, raised and protected their daughter alone. And although she is a famous movie-star herself, she managed to provide Matilda’s life with privacy. It is surprising how much this 12-year-old girl looks like her father. But there’s another great resemblance. As Heath’s sister, Kate Ledger, told a few years ago, Matilda has her father’s unlimited energy inside.

In honor of Heath Ledger's legacy

Heath Ledger became an iconic actor at his very young age after his several roles in the movie industry. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his unbelievable new vision of Joker from The Dark Knight (2008). He also won BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for the same role.

He was earlier nominated for Best Actor for the part in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain. He also played in many unforgettable movies, like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Candy (2006), etc.

He indeed had an unlimited energy inside, as he reportedly had troubles with sleep. He could sleep only two hours a day for a month. Of course, that caused him a lot of suffering. It is likely that he accidentally mixed prescription pills exactly due to his sleeping issues.

Avoidable tragedies are the worst tragedies

Heath Ledger’s death is a horrible tragedy, which shouldn’t have happened in the first place. We would share so many beautiful emotions with this man through his movie characters. And although Heath and Michelle split a year before their daughter’s birth, Matilda would have a loving and caring father. Heath knew something about this life, something that we can learn from him:

Everyone you meet always asks if you have a career, are married, or own a house as if life was some kind of grocery list. But nobody ever asks if you are happy.

Please, read prescriptions and instructions for all your drugs! Do not hesitate to visit your doctor if needed! Take care!