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Heath Ledger's Entire Estate Left to Daughter

9/28/2008 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After months of closed-door court meetings -- all of Heath Ledger's estimated $20 mil estate will go to his 2-year old daughter Matilda Rose.

According to news reports, Heath's dad Kim Ledger says the will originally had all the assets divided up to his parents and sisters, but Heath's family thought the right thing to do was to give it all up -- for the benefit of Matilda.

Heath Ledger died of an accidental prescription pill overdose in January.

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46.

mike smith    

absolutley fantasy news...

2183 days ago
47.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

The picture of Maltida running away from her mom is the all time cutest picture I have seen ! I love it so much I would buy it and frame it.

2183 days ago
48.

jackhole69    

HIP HIP TO THE LEDGER CLAN! See not ALL Hollywood people and their extended families are crazy. GOOD FOR THEM!

2183 days ago
49.

MJ    

Wow, people actually making a difficult decision in the interest of someone other than themselves! What a novel idea! The Larry Birkheads of this world could take their lead from such people. They are truly a caring family.

2183 days ago
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dan's mom    

#52, not sure what you mean when you say that the "Larry Birkheads of the world" could be more selfless, like the Ledgers? Should Larry have just given his own daughter up to Howard Stern without a fight? Do you seriously believe Larry doesn't love his daughter, and just wanted whatever money came with her? Anyway, it's apples & oranges--one case involves giving up money, and the other, your flesh-and-blood child--can't quite see your point.

2183 days ago
51.

Cammie    

What a selfless thing to do on behalf of the offspring of their son! Her mother will keep her grounded and, hopefully, she will meet a wonderful man who embraces and desires to be a father figure on her behalf.

2183 days ago
52.

martinistopswithus    

hey thanks #44 Baseball Junkie - there we have it kiddies, another civics lesson from Baseball Junkie that we can take to the bank. HA HA

2183 days ago
53.

hahahaha!    

What an amazingly selfless family. To put his daughter first... good for them.

2183 days ago
54.

TONY NY    

I HOPE THEY SEE THERE LITTLE GRANDBABY.THEY DID THE RIGHT THING.IT GOES TO SHOW YOU ARE NICE PEOPLE.THEY LOVE HER VERY MUCH AND WILL BE CLOSER TO THERE HANDSOME SON.

2183 days ago
55.

Shannon    

They needed to do what Heath would have wanted....and they did. Don't know why it took so long for them to decide this, but I'm happy for his daughter. My guess is though that they're in charge of investing it, etc. until she turns 18 or 21. I think Michelle should oversee it. His family will probably charge fees for their services, and that will be sad.

2183 days ago
56.

UltraStationJin    

Wow. Couldn't be me. And I wouldn't necessarily say it was the RIGHT THING TO DO, because if they had kept some for themselves, I wouldn't see that as being the WRONG THING TO DO. They're his family for Christ Sake and if they were in the will, they would have been completely in the right if they kept a PORTION of it for themselves and gave the rest to either Matilda or Michelle Williams. Would have been nothing wrong with that. The Family just went above and beyond what they had to do and of course it's okay to praise them for that, but don't act as if it would have been wrong for them to keep some of it.

Michelle seems to be doing pretty good for herself so Matilda would have still been very well taken care of.

2183 days ago
57.

Blaze    

To the person who talked about the "investment" of the 20 million, that it would be a nice nest egg when she turns 18. GET A CLUE. IT IS ALREADY 20 MILLION!!!!!!!!!

2183 days ago
58.

barry Gordy is genius    

He was so young. That's why I don't take prescription medication. Instead, I drink therapeutic teas and get Oriental massages with Happy Endings!

2183 days ago
59.

OCD    



Absolutely the best decision. The only honorable decision.

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