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Matilda Ledger Inherits Entire Estate

Matilda Ledger Inherits Entire Estate

Matilda Ledger plays with her colorful umbrella as she strolls on a drizzly morning in New York City on Sunday.

Heath Ledger
‘s family has decided to donate his entire estate to the late actor’s daughter, Matilda Rose, even though he signed a will leaving his fortune to his parents and sisters.

However, Ledger’s insurance company has refused to pay and has been sued in Los Angeles for not paying out $10 million in benefits to his 3-year-old daughter, after the company claimed the Dark Knight actor may have committed suicide, according to court papers.

“There was never any question about the fact that Heath’s estate would go to Matilda,” Ledger‘s dad, Kim said. “Never a question. We are very close to Michelle and Matilda.”

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44 Comments

# 3

That’s so sad…I didn’t even know he had a daughter, poor thing!!!

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# 4

poor girl…even if she has all the money in the world, she still can’t buy her dad back…seeing her so happy makes me even more sad…

# 5

That’s so sad…I didn’t even know he had a daughter, poor thing!!!

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# 6

JUST JARED ME IMAJINO QUE LA PROSIMA VES PONDRAS FOTOS DE SUNDAY ROSE KIDMAN SI LE TIRAN MAS FOTOS DE SU HERMOSA CARA POR QUE SI NO TE COMPRARON TOM CRUISE

# 7
good on them @ 09/30/2008 at 10:19 am

wow a very generous decision and the right thing to do. heath was close to his sisters and family but his child comes first. so sad.

# 8
miss wheeler @ 09/30/2008 at 10:24 am

oh,poor girl,she really look like her father
seems like she’s a copy of Heath Ledger
I really like her,she’s so cute.

# 9

She is just a little sweet heart!!! She has her father’s “fashion sense” LOL!!! I am loving this sparkly, colorful “fairytale princess” look. With it being Halloween season, kids love to play dress up. I’m glad she is allowed to express her imagination and be a little kid. I am also glad Michelle is doing right by the Ledgers and letting Heath’s father and his Mother, Sally, stay close to MAtilda. She is all they will ever have of him. Insurance companies will do anything not to pay. They will even smear a dead man’s reputation to justify their greed.

Maria (Shorty) @ 09/30/2008 at 10:26 am

She’s a very loved little girl. Hope the insurance company pays up. Seems they are trying to hold off on paying the insurance — CREEPS!!

Heath’s family did the right thing.

Gotta love the insurance companies. Grrr

Maria (Shorty) @ 09/30/2008 at 10:32 am

I love her cute little ‘dress up’ dress. Sooo adorable!

She’s so lovely. Aww.

Maria (Shorty) @ 09/30/2008 at 10:41 am

#13. Calling Matilda insignificant and not pretty is so not right. She’s a very cute little one. Just because you write in Spanish doesn’t mean some of us on here can’t read it.

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 09/30/2008 at 10:42 am

ugh, that kid dress worse than her father did. LOL

She is an absolute doll!

gypsy marie @ 09/30/2008 at 10:46 am

Tough sh*t! Its not up to the insurance to decide what happened to heath! Its the f*cking examiners and they said its an accident. Case closed! I hate insurance companies!

lanolin..like sheep's wool @ 09/30/2008 at 11:13 am

I’m so glad that Matilda gets Heath estate. As his daughter, she is entitled to it. I continue to keep Matilda and her wonderful mom, Michelle, in my prayers. Now that this matter is resolved, Heath can finally RIP.

katie holmes look a sweater @ 09/30/2008 at 11:22 am

Any way to get these pics of Matilda WALKING down the streets of NYC(not being carried) and wearing a little sweater to Katie Holmes.

Matilda looks just like Heath it is amazing how much she looks like him.

Matilda is mini-Heath!
Just wish he could be now with her…

Rest in peace Heath

BECKY SMITH @ 09/30/2008 at 11:54 am

How do you people know if he kept up the premiums for the insurance
policy.. And they always investigate .. and if it is suicide they do not pay
it…Is it Matilda’s lawyer or one of Heath’s parents lawyers that is suing..

It does make a difference because it should be Michelle lawyer.. and
no one else

BECKY SMITH @ 09/30/2008 at 11:57 am

Who was it that sued the insurance company Michelle’s lawyer or one of Heath’s parents lawyers.. That makes a big difference..The money
should be in a trust until she is 18 years old..

And only person who has access to it is her mother Michelle…

What a lovely thing for Heath’s family to do

Oh my god, so cute!

logical not psychotic @ 09/30/2008 at 12:18 pm

BECKY SMITH, you’re cuckoo! He only got the insurance policy in June of ’07, six months before he died. And what reason would he ever have to lapse on his payments???? Short of cash? I don’t think so.

#2, what earthly difference does it make whose lawyer is doing the suing of the insurance company? Any idiot would guess that it’s a lawyer acting in the best interests of Matilda, ie: Matilda’s lawyer. You are a bonehead.

Matilda is an absolutely ADORABLE little girl. Love her and her wonderful outfit. :). She’s so cute!

She is a lovely little girl:)))

BECKY SMITH DO HUSH @ 09/30/2008 at 2:40 pm

If the insurance company was refusing to honor the policy due to unpaid premiums, cause of death wouldn’t be mentioned.

The insurance company is challenging cause of death, nothing else.

Before you start sputtering more nonsense, I work in insurance defense, it’s my job to find ways to NOT pay policies. What do you think insurance defense do?

No responsible corporation is going to part with $10 million dollars without their own investigation and conclusion.

Matilda will receive the pay out, but after further investigation. The litigation will only prolong the process, but that was the choice of the attorneys.

I am glad she is getting the money from the estate, but the insurance company has every right to question the claim. He lied about not using drugs on his application, which may invalidate the policy. He also might not have committed suicide, but he engaged in risky behavior with his drug use. I realize this is JJ and many people have their heads in the clouds when it comes to these things, but bottom line is that we end up paying higher premiums for insurance fraud.

Love when children wear their halloween costumes early.

I guess, now I will scroll down to find the older Suri with a blank stare. being carried barefoot with a twin bed blanket by her freaky mother.

Infamous, Matilda is two years old. She doesn’t dress herself, her mother does. Her dress is darling and her dad had his own style.

Arlene, you are sick. Matilda is significant and adorable. She’s just as beautiful and significant than all the other celebrity children you listed. You aren’t significant.

Arlene you are nothing on everybody’s list and a fugly loser. Anyone that talks about babies is pathetic. Matilda is just as adorable as any of those children and her father was more talented than any of those people in your list.

Matilda is a doll. What a sweet, adorable little girl.

that has got to be the cutest ever

Matilda is so adorable!

Arlene you are nothing on everybody’s list and a fugly loser. Anyone that talks about babies is pathetic. Matilda is just as adorable as any of those children and her father was more talented than any of those people in your list, along with Kate Winslet. Heath and Kate are the only talented ones.

Nobody cares who is on your list anyways and if you’re leaving, good. LOL nobody wants you here.

Yes, I do insurance defense as well. Standard procedure for an insurance company to launch an investigation especially with an untimely death. No surprise there.

Most life insurance policies have a clause that excludes payment of benefits due to suicide within a year or two of the effective date of the
coverage so if the insurance company has doubts about the cause of his death, the will certainly investigate all circumstances before they fork over $10 million to ledger’s family when he died just 6 months after the policy was effective. Insurance companies have to abide by the terms of the policy and will have to prove he committed suicide before the court will let them out of paying out the benefitciaries. An insurance policy is a legal contract and will pay only if all terms of the contract have been abided by. The judge or jury will decide.

Also, it’s probably Ledger’s ESTATE that is suing for payment of the insurance benefits to his heirs. Somebody has been appointed as executor of his estate and that is usually a lawyer or bank trustee of some kind.

Alexandra @ 10/01/2008 at 2:41 am

Nice to see a child being allowed to be a child and dressing up, must be her favorite game, she is often in her dressing up clothes.

Beautiful child and so like her Father.

@Julien: GEE WHERE DO YOU LIVE!!!!!!

SOOOOOOO HAPPY MATILDA WILL BE OK,SHE HAS A WONDERFUL MOMMIE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, JUST WISH HEATH COULD BE THERE FOR HER NOW,THEY WERE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.YES MATILDA IS LIKE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR,LOOKS JUST LIKE HER HANDSOME DADDY,SHE ALSO HAS HER BEAUTIFUL GRANDPARENTS AND AUNTIE’S, SHE IS LOVED ALSO BY THE REST OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! GLAD TO KNOW MOMMIE IS DOING ALRIGHT,SHE WILL HEAL…..GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILY!!

@[☆I n F a m o u s☆]: YOUR A MEAN SOB DON’T HAVE SOMTHING NICE TO SAY, STAY OUT OF THIS PAGE IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@miss wheeler: oh poor girl??? she looks like er daddy???? you worded that stupid, if she looks like er daddy why poor girl……. he was a very handsome man!!!!!!! the same goes to er mommie beautiful lady……… and she was a baby when er daddy passed….. a girl is for older……… ugh some ppl!!!!!

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