Heath’s Family Pays Tribute

January 25th, 2008 // 7 Comments

Photos: WENN

An Australian newspaper has published several messages from Heath Ledger’s family in the death notices section of the paper. The messages were printed today in the West Australian.

In a note written from his entire family:
How do we describe our sudden and tragic loss? … You were the most amazing individual “old soul” in a young man’s body.

You so loved us, as we dearly loved you. As a close knit and very private family unit we have observed you so determined yet quietly travelling in your self-styled path in life, nothing would get in your way … no mountain too tall, no river too wide.

You dreamed your dreams and lived them with passion and intelligent commitment. We have been privileged to accompany you on a ride through life that has simply been amazing and through it all, we have loved each other beyond imagination.

Your true legacy lives on in beautiful little Matilda, who will always remain in the greatest of care. Our hearts are broken.

Notes from individual family members continue after the jump…

From his mother, Sally:
Our darling boy, special in so many ways to all of us. You knew you were so loved. You lived life with courage and daring and we are so grateful for the wonderful times we shared. We will be there for Matilda.

Referring to her younger brother as “Roast,” his sister, Kate wrote:
I can hardly breathe when I try to write this. We were the ultimate in soul mates. I feel both my heart and life have been torn apart. I loved our special talks, our daily chats from where ever you were in the world.

I especially loved all the precious time we spent together. We were so fortunate to have you as long as we did. You were so many things to so many people, but to me you were just my little brother.

There will never, ever be another “Heath” and I think that in itself is the greatest tragedy.

I will continue to talk with you everyday and love you just as if you were here. You will never leave my thoughts “Roast”, ever.

Heath’s father wrote:
My beautiful boy, so loving, so talented, so independent, so caring, so young . . . no more chess games mate . . . this is it, couldn’t beat you anyway!

My body aches for the sound of your voice, our chats, our laughs and our life and times together.

Your truly varied artistic skills, insatiable desire to improve and eclectic abilities set you apart from any other person on the planet . . . it had only just started for you … and for us to further enjoy. We were one, in soul and commitment. Just . . . Father and Son. I will love you forever, Dad.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. peachpie

    that’s difficult for me to even read. i feel for them. you’d have to be one tough nut not to feel some compassion after having read those tributes…

  2. Karen

    ITA Peachpie. My thoughts have always been with Matilda, Michelle Williams and Heath’s family because I had my own opinions as to what may have contributed to his passing. But, regardless of how he died, there is a family who is besides themselves with grief and a little girl who won’t have her own memories of her father. The part where Heath’s family said their hearts are broken: well that just broke my heart for them. I’m very sorry for their loss. My opinions mean shit in comparison. It’s sadness all around.

  3. Sam

    To see who spoke with Ledger for the last time go to WhyFame.com

  4. audrey

    Makes me all choked up… :(

  5. kelsey

    Sam…stop advertising using Heath’s passing to get traffic for youe website. Heartless bastard.

    All my prayers are with Heath’s family and friends and I hope that they can heal from this and always remember what a wonderful and talented man Heath truely was. RIP

  6. Zelda F.

    Shut the F up, “Whyfame” whores, go elsewhere….. I’m so sick of you intrusive bastards. It’s just PATHETIC that you advertise your sodding website at the expense and grief of others. Sick, sorry bastards. I wouldn’t check your website – just because you’re such F’ing libertines.

  7. Loob

    Yes, “Whyfame”, there is no way in hell I will ever look at your stupid site.
    You are pissing people off, and therefore, shooting yourself in the foot. Jackass.

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