Heath Ledger during 2005 Toronto Film Festival - "Brokeback Mountain" Press Conference at Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Nicole Moschella, Rare.us
Heath Ledger’s sister, Kate Ledger, is opening up about how his family is honoring his memory 10 years after his death.
Kate opened up for a rare interview with WHO last week before the 10th anniversary of her brother’s Jan. 22, 2008, death. She told the publication that keeping Ledger’s memory alive in her home has helped her cope with the pain of his death and said she still misses her “soul mate” brother.
“We spoke almost every day regardless of where Heath was in the world or what he was doing,” she recalled. “Our conversations ranged from talking about projects to what we were having for dinner. Nothing was off limits.”
“Heath is hugely important in the lives of my children,” she said of her two daughters, who are too young to remember their uncle before he died. “There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t share stories or talk about him. He is very much alive in our house.”
She said that to help her children remember, she often shares some of his films with them, even though it is “especially difficult” for her.
“It’s especially difficult to see his moving images on screen and hear his voice — something which we as a family have had to learn to cope with constantly,” she said. “But it’s a blessing that we have all the images and footage, so that we can share a part of him with our girls.”