In the years following his tragic death, Heath Ledger's family remains dedicated to keeping the late actor's memory alive — especially for his young daughter, Matilda.
"I love telling [her] stories about her daddy and how he grew up. I think it's so important for her to have a good sense of where she comes from in order for her to get to know herself," 'The Dark Knight' star's older sister Kate said in a new interview.
Heath with Matilda in September 2007. (Photo Credit: INF Images)
Matilda was just a toddler when Heath sadly passed away at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose. The Oscar winner and his girlfriend, Michelle Williams, 34, met while filming the romantic drama 'Brokeback Mountain' and welcomed their daughter in October 2005.
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Today, Kate said her nine-year-old niece is "an expressive, creative, beautiful girl" who is fortunate to be growing up outside of the spotlight, thanks to her mother.
Michelle with Matilda in March 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Michelle really does keep things 'real' for [Matilda]," Kate added. "And her existence, although different from most, is as normal as possible in an abnormal world."
Kate spoke to Australia's 'The Herald-Sun.'
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