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Michelle Williams Finally Opens Up About Heath Ledger's Death

Michelle Williams says she still can't find meaning in the death of her former fiancÚ Heath Ledger.

In her first network television interview since the actor's death in 2008, Williams tells Nightline's Cynthia McFadden that she's "found meanings around the circumstance, but the actual event... I still can't find it."

"I can find meanings in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened. I can find a lot of meaning in that, but not in why."

Williams and Ledger split in September 2007, after three years together. Ledger was found dead in his apartment four months later from an accidental overdose from prescription medication.

The actress says she misses the year that followed Ledger's death because, for her, it was a year of magical thinking.

"In a strange way, I miss that year, because all those possibilities that existed then are gone. It didn't seem unlikely to me that he could walk through a door or could appear behind a bush."

"It was a year of very magical thinking, and in some ways I'm sad to be moving further and further away from it."

"I know I got kind of obsessed with that for awhile, the before and after. A lot of things died. There's a line from a book that gave me so much comfort and it said, 'When you've truly lost everything, then at least you can become rich in loss.'"

Williams has been drawing rave reviews for her performance alongside Ryan Gosling in 'Blue Valentine'. The film recently won a reprieve from the MPAA, which had originally given the movie an NC-17 rating over a scene which showed Gosling performing oral sex on Williams.

See a clip of Michelle Williams' interview below:

December 23, 2010 |

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