Naomi Watts has penned an emotional tribute to her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger, to mark the 10-year anniversary of his death. She and Ledger share a daughter together named Matilda, who turned 12 in 2017.
In the caption, Naomi wrote: 'Thinking about this attractive soul today.
The Heath Ledger Hollywood wanted, and the Heath Ledger we all remember, are two very different things. He was a true original. Heart always on his sleeve, with the most powerful charisma, strength, humour and talent. "I will never forget his gentle spirit", Watts wrote.
Heath died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs aged 28.
Watts and Ledger, both Australians, were in a relationship from 2002 to 2003, and remained close friends until his death in 2008. Their relationship ended in 2004. "I feel lucky to have known him and join the list of so many who miss him". No one who loved him-which may be everyone who ever knew him-wants to see him defined by his demise, but rather by the life he lived and the extension of himself, daughter Matilda Ledger, that remains.
"I was just driving and I was thinking about my friend, Heath, who died 10-years ago and this song came on, 'Time to Pretend, '" she says in a series of clips.
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"It didn't seem unlikely to me that he could walk through a door or could appear behind a bush", said Michelle Williams in the years following his death.
Ledger came found fame among teens in 1999 as Patrick Verona alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt and Julia Stiles in the teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Kate also does her best to keep Heath's memory alive with her own kids, who were very young at the time of his tragic demise.
Holding back tears, Busy continued: 'And for some reason I just... every time I... hear this song, I... and I was just... it's weird, that's all'.
Kate told Who that Heath "is hugely important in the lives of my children". "[Matilda] is an unbelievable girl and a source of delight to us all".