Naomi Watts Pays Moving Tribute To Ex-Boyfriend Heath Ledger 10 Years After His Death

Naomi Watts has shared a touching tribute to her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger on the 10th anniversary of his death.

The actress, who dated the Batman star between 2002 and 2004, posted a black-and-white photograph of her former partner, calling him a “true original”.

Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger in 2004. Getty Images

 “Thinking about this beautiful soul today,” she wrote in the Instagram caption. “10 years ago he left this world. He was a true original. Heart always on his sleeve, with the most powerful charisma, strength, humour and talent. I will never forget his gentle spirit.”

 Ledger died aged 28 on 22 January 2008, following an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. He left behind a daughter – who he had with ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams – named Matilda, now aged 12.