The world was shocked by the untimely death of Heath Ledger just nine months ago. One of the world’s brightest young actors was the victim of an accidental drug overdose, leaving his daughter, 2 year old Matilda, with actress Michelle Williams, fatherless.
The world was again shocked when it was revealed shortly there after that Heath made a will, several years before his daughter was born, that left his entire estate to his parents and sisters. Much like anna Nicole’s daughter Dannielynn, Matilda was by law shut out of her fathers estate.
When the will was originally made Heath was not yet a multi-millionaire or a world wide known movie star. At the time of his death it is reported that his estate was worth 16 million dollars. Rumors immediately began flying that Michelle would challenge the will on behalf of the couples daughter. Many in the world sat flabbergasted that the first response from the family wasn’t, “Of course it should ALL go to our granddaughter.”
The Sunday Times in Australia just reported that Heath Ledger’s father has finally stepped up and stated, “There is no claim. Our family has gifted everything to Matilda.”
This is the obvious solution and it is great that they have finally come to it. It is really too bad that it took so long, but it does let the world know that the family has only the best interest of their granddaughter at heart, and not padding their own pockets.