It’s been more than 14 years since the untimely passing of celebrated actor Heath Ledger who, in January 2008, was found unconscious and not breathing in his New York flat. It was later revealed that the 10 Things I Hate About You and Brokeback Mountain star had died from a toxic combination of potent prescription medications. The entertainment industry – and indeed the world – mourned the tragic death of Heath, who was only 28 years old at the time. In addition to the iconic career that the Australian born actor left behind, Heath was survived by his only child, daughter Matilda Rose Ledger. Now more than 16 years old, Matilda seems to be emulating her famous father in many ways. So, what do we know about Heath’s only offspring? Let’s take a closer look. She was only two years old when her dad passed away Not only does Matilda have a very famous father, her mother is the equally accomplished actress Michelle Williams. Williams reached international prominence as a teenage actress in the hit 90s television show Dawson’s Creek and recently starred in Marvel’s Venom as Anne Weying. How rich is Lady Gaga really? Inside her gigantic net worth Williams and Heath met in 2004 on the set of Brokeback Mountain . Though the couple split in 2007, they welcomed daughter Matilda into the world on October 28, 2005. For Heath’s funeral and memorial service, Williams and Matilda flew to his hometown of Perth, Australia. This was in 2008 when she was only two years and three months old. As per Woman’s Day , Matilda has not returned to her late father’s home since. Her godparents are also Hollywood celebs Born to stars like Williams and Heath, it’s unsurprising that there’s an additional famous face or two in Matilda’s life. In fact, her godparents are Heath’s Brokeback co-star and Hollywood A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal and actress Busy Philipps, who co-starred with Williams in Dawson’s Creek . She became a sister in June 2020 In the years since Heath’s death, Williams has avoided intense media attention and publicity, keeping her and her daughters’ lives as private as possible. The luxury lives of Kourtney Kardashian’s children Congrats to Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams! https://t.co/k1l0D3yhi2 — broadway.com (@broadwaycom) June 18, 2020 In 2019, however, People reported that Williams was engaged to Thomas Kail, the director of the American musical Hamilton . The couple were also said to be expecting a child, which means that now more than a year later, Matilda is a big sister. True to form, not much is known of Williams’ second child. She is apparently very much like her late dad In a past interview on Australian talk show The Project , Matilda’s grandad and Heath’s father, racing car driver and mining engineer Kim Ledger, commented on the uncanny similarities between his granddaughter and late son. “She’s got an enormous number of his mannerisms. She’s very inquisitive, she’s got his energy,” Kim said. “I mean, she’s just got this ball of energy and she radiates this little aura. Heath was kind of like that. So it’s fabulous really.” Heath Ledger became a chess champion in Western Australia’s junior chess championship at 10 years old and, before his demise, was set to direct a film based on The Queen’s Gambit, a novel from 1983 written by Walter Tevis, in which he planned to star alongside actress Ellen Page. pic.twitter.com/xaY7SwNYrS — Oysters (@ClamsAndCockles) November 21, 2020 A source close to the family also reportedly disclosed that Matilda has taken a keen interest in one of her late dad’s favourite hobbies – chess. “Heath was obsessed with chess, and now Matilda is getting quite good at it. She even has her dad’s old chess board,” the insider revealed to New Idea . Who were the best and worst dressed stars of the Oscars 2022? She plans to return to Australia to spend time with Heath Ledger’s family View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matilda Rose Ledger (@matildaledgerr) According to Woman’s Day, following her father’s death, Matilda was raised exclusively in the United States, with her Australian side of the family making the trek from Perth to New York for visits. These visits, however, have been hampered over the past two years by Covid-19 travel restrictions. It’s understandable then that Matilda would be eager to spend time with her dad’s side of the family. As per Woman’s Day , a source close to Williams disclosed that the teenager is hoping to visit Perth in the near future to spend more time with Heath’s family, particularly her grandparents and aunt Kate: “It’s heartbreaking for the Ledgers, they’re missing so much. But Matilda is a strong-willed young thing, just like her dad, and she’s informed Michelle that she wants to go to Perth. Michelle is extremely protective of Matilda and has tried so hard to shelter her from public life, but she has accepted Matilda’s wishes.” It is expected that when Matilda finally does return to Australia, she will be welcomed very warmly – and not just by her family. There has already been speculation that casting directors and television insiders will vie to get Matilda to feature in an episode of two of Home & Away , the Australian soap opera which gave Ledger his first big acting break. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .