Heath Ledger’s 2-year-old daughter Matilda Rose will inherit Heath’s entire $16.6 million estate, according to Perth, Australia’s Sunday Times.
The Dark Knight star — who died last January of a prescription drug overdose at the age of 28 — had named his parents and sisters as the beneficiaries in his will.
But the will was made before the birth of his daughter. Some reports speculated that Heath’s ex Michelle Williams would lodge a claim.
But Heath’s father Kim tells Perth’s Sunday Times, “There is no claim. Our family has gifted everything to Matilda.”
In March, Kim issued a statement: “Matilda is an 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.”
Both Michelle and Heath’s families recently pledged to contribute an undisclosed amount to a scholarship to help emerging Australian actors and honor the memory of Heath.
Applications are available online and will be accepted from October 1st to November 28th, with the first beneficiary to be announced by mid-February.
Hmmm…Heath’s family didn’t “gift” anything to Matilda…they simply chose not to fight for the money in the courts.