Larry Williams
, the father of Michelle and grandfather to Matilda told Australia’s The Daily Telegraph that Heath Ledger’s death has left his family broken hearted.

Mr. Williams said, “I think [poet] Tennyson got it right in the poem when he described someone as having died at a young age but burning the candles at both ends, and oh what a beautiful flame he made, that was Heath, what a beautiful flame he made and a great talent.

“My heart goes out to everyone in his family and my family. The saddest thing is his 2-year-old daughter [Matilda] whom he just loved dearly.”