Ten years later and Heath Ledger's death still brings up the same futile thoughts about what might've been.About what sort of father he would have been, about whether he and Michelle Williams might have one day patched things up and, always and predominantly, about what sort of work he would've done. Ledger was only 28 when he died 10 years ago today, his body found in his bed by his housekeeper and a masseuse who came to his So Ho loft for an afternoon appointment, prompting both to check the bedroom after he failed to emerge. The masseuse then called Olsen again to let her know she was calling 911.
"It just won't ever be right," she said, about raising her daughter without Matilda's father., which premiered on Spike last year.
They made it work for awhile, living together in Brooklyn, away from the Hollywood and Manhattan madness, but they split up in September 2007. She needed a break from the film she was shooting at the time, "Mandi made them for Heath," Gosling explained to E! "We had to mark, somehow, that something really significant has happened," Mandi added.
"It's such a loss, a terrible loss.""And they should leave all the people in his life alone, too, you know," Gosling said.
On the one-year anniversary of his death, in 2009, Kate spoke at a memorial, saying, "To us, his family, it seems like merely yesterday and we are all still nursing broken hearts.
Like anyone who loses a family member, it has opened our eyes to the intense suffering and painful journey that is death."Ledger's family was in attendance when he won the Oscar a few weeks later.