Monday, 29 September 2008

Heath Ledger's Estate Goes to Young Daughter

Heath Ledger's 2-year-old daughter Matilda Rose will inherit all of her father's estate, Ledger's father says. The estate is now estimated to be worth over $16.3m.

The Australian actor, who died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in January, signed a will before his daughter was born leaving everything to his parents and three sisters. Some had speculated his former partner Michelle Williams would lodge a claim for the money.

But Ledger's father, Kim Ledger, told the Australian newspaper The Sunday Times that the family had given all the money to Matilda and that there had been no challenge from Williams.

"There is no claim," the newspaper quoted Kim Ledger as saying in a report published Sunday. "Our family has gifted everything to Matilda."

You can see the report here

In more Ledger news, report that one of Matilda's trustees is suing a U.S. life insurance company for refusing to pay out on his $10 million policy.

The New York City Medical Examiner ruled he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, but executives at ReliaStar Life Insurance Company say they're unconvinced by the verdict and that he may have committed suicide.

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