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IN PICS: Matilda Ledger is the spitting image of her late father, Heath Ledger

It’s been 13 years since her father’s untimely passing but the legacy of Heath Ledger is still very much alive in his only daughter, Matilda Ledger.

By Bella Brennan
January 22nd this month will mark 13 years since her father's untimely passing but the legacy of Heath Ledger is still very much alive in his only daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger.
It's easy to see just how much Matilda, now 15, looks like her Oscar-winning dad, who sadly passed away in 2008.
Indeed, the striking resemblance has been noticed by her loved ones including her grandfather Kim Ledger.
"She's got an enormous number of his mannerisms. She's very inquisitive, she's got his energy, cause Heath never slept from when he was two and Matilda's like that," [Kim told Channel Ten's The Project in a past interview.
"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."
"Michelle's been brilliant. She's kept Heath very much alive in her daughter's eyes. She's always full of questions, always wanting to know this or that about her dad. And I guess that will just get more intense as she gets older and obviously we would welcome that," Kim poignantly added of Matilda's mother, who was with the Perth-born actor for three years between 2004 and 2007.
For Heath, becoming a father was a turning point in his life with the star admitting in 2006 that family "is everything to me – the most important thing I do."
"Before, I felt like I was floating through life, like a ghost; I may not have even existed," he mused.
In 2017, the Brokeback Mountain star's childhood friend Kane Manera told People that he was a natural father.
"The shape of his body changed," he said. "He became warmer – it was like he would stand in a way with Matilda that you knew they were linked."
Michelle wed theatre director Thomas Kail in March last year and the couple welcomed a child together shortly after - meaning Matilda is now a big sister.
Click through the gallery to see Matilda over the years

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