1.23.2008

Statement from Heath's family

Heath Ledger's father Kim has spoken out following the shocking death of the 28-year-old actor Tuesday in New York. According to a statement from the family:

Heath's family confirms the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda. He was found peacefully asleep in his New York apartment by his housekeeper at 3:30 p.m. U.S. time.
We would like to thank our friends and everyone around the world for their well wishes and kind thoughts at this time. Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him. He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many. Please now respect our families need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.

Celebrity Nation won't be writing anything further about Ledger's death out of respect for his life and his family's privacy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's posts like this on about Heath Ledger that you are the only celebrity site that I follow. It's because you are the most respectful and dignified of all the ones out there. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your respect. Your fans appreciate the way you handle your blog.

Anonymous said...

If only all the other sites in this space would follow your lead.

First class all the way.

Daniela said...

I wish there was a way to turn back the clock Heath…and stop this from happening… One of the most talented and promising actors… so many images left unseen, so many emotions left to portray. And on top of it all, you seemed to be a genuine, nice and real person…
Wish I could turn back the clock and stop this from being true… You won my heart…talent is a most splendorous thing… I wish I could still watch you when we were both in our 60’s. Wish there was a way… My heart sunk when I first heard you were gone… And it sinks everytime I think of you… I just shake my head in sadness and disbelief...
I can´t take your face out of my mind Heath, and Gustavo Santaolalla’s “The Wings” from Brokeback’s soundtrack is playing in my head and won’t stop…Probably because it’s so sad, and so beautiful, and it reminds me of you…
Rest in peace, Heath.
This is just me, saying goodbye…
You’ll forever be up there with the greats to me Heath…
You will be missed.
Love always,
Daniela.

Angie said...

I agree with the other posters. I admire you for respecting the family and not joining the media spectacle.

For some reason Heath Ledger's death--and the media coverage that followed--has made me rethink my own contribution to spinning the out of control media wheel. Supply and demand, right? Well I for one would like to remove myself as one who demands and I applaud you for your own decision.