( CM ) - The father of late actor HEATH LEDGER has vowed to make sure the star's young daughter MATILDA and ex-fiancee MICHELLE WILLIAMS are financially "taken care of", after they were left out of his will. The Brokeback Mountain star, 28, was found dead in his New York City apartment in January (08) after suffering an accidental drug overdose. Details of Ledger's will - filed in Australia in April 2003 - were revealed on Saturday (08Mar08), in which he leaves everything to his parents Kim and Sally and his older sister Kate. A series of documents filed in Manhattan, New York's Surrogate's Court, obtained by the New York Daily News, shows Ledger had less than $145,000 (GBP72,500)-worth of assets in New York at the time, including a $25,000 (12,500) Toyota Prius and $20,000 (GBP10,000) in furniture. But the will was compiled before Ledger made the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain in 2005, when he met his fiancee-to-be Williams - the mother of two-year-old Matilda. However, both Ledger's representative Mara Buxbaum and his dad Kim have dismissed speculation Williams and little Matilda will not be provided for, reports People.com. Buxbaum says, "The story is getting taken out of context and media is speculating that this means Matilda and Michelle will not be taken care of. I want to make it very clear nothing could be farther from the truth." And in a statement released on Saturday afternoon, Kim adds: "Matilda is our absolute priority and Michelle is an integral part of our family. They will be taken care of and that's how Heath would want it to be." Ledger and Williams split in September 2007.
Heath Ledger's Dad Promises To Provide For Williams + Little Matilda
10 March 2008 02:52 (UTC+04:00)