Wednesday, Michelle Williams spoke out for the first time in a very emotional interview about Heath Ledger’s death, almost three years after his sudden accidental prescription drug overdose death. Williams and Ledger were dating and they now have a 5 year old daughter, Matilda.
“I’ve found meanings around the circumstance, but the actual event itself still doesn’t…” Williams, 30, told ABC’s Nightline in an exclusive interview.
“I can’t find a meaning for it. I can find meanings in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened. I can find a lot of meaning in that, but not in why.”
On January 22, 2008, Ledger was found in his New York apartment, and his death was later deemed an accidental death. He was 28.
“In a strange way, I miss that year, because all those possibilities that existed then are gone,” Williams said about the year following his death.
“It didn’t seem unlikely to me that he could walk through a door or could appear behind a bush,” Williams said. “It was a year of very magical thinking, and in some ways I’m sad to be moving further and further away from it. … I know I got kind of obsessed with that for a while, the before and after. A lot of things died. … There’s a line from a book that gave me so much comfort and it said, ‘When you’ve truly lost everything, then at least you can become rich in loss.’ “
See the video to the left of the interview.
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Sources: ABC News and MTV
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