Heath Ledger who died of an accidental overdose in Manhattan last January left his assets to his parents and siblings. According to a story in the NY Daily News the actor left his ex-fiancee Michelle Williams and his daughter Matilda Rose out of his will. His will was filed in Australia in 2003 before he made Brokeback Mountain and had a relationship with his co-star Michelle Williams.
It's among a series of documents filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court that provide a peek into the fortune of the talented young "A Knight's Tale" and "Monster's Ball" star.
Other documents filed reveal:
- Ledger's family spent more than $39,000 on a memorial service for Ledger at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, including $25,000 for his casket and $450 for 40 certified copies of his death certificate.
- Ledger had less than $145,000 in New York assets at the time of his death, including $100,000 spread across various bank accounts, a $25,000 Toyota Prius and $20,000 in furniture and fixtures.
The will was filed before he fell in love with actress Michelle Williams on the set of "Brokeback" and had a child with her.
It was unclear if there would be any provisions for Williams and their 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose.
Heath Ledger's family made a statement on Saturday after details were released that his will was not updated since his relationship with Michelle Williams or the birth of their daughter Matilda Rose in 2005.
"Matilda is our absolute priority and Michelle is an integral part of our family," Heath's father Kim Ledger says in a statement. "They will be taken care of and that's how Heath would want it to be." source