Heath Ledger's family have praised the late actor's ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams for her remarkable job in raising his daughter MATILDA single-handedly.
The Brokeback Mountain actor died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at his New York apartment last year (22Jan08).
Ledger's relatives gathered at an Australian beach on Friday (23Jan09) to remember the star in an emotional ceremony a year after his tragic death.
And the late actor's older sister, Kate, was quick to honour Williams - who split from Ledger four months before his death - for being such a good mother to three-year-old Matilda.
Kate says, "Michelle is doing an amazing job with our girl and together we will cherish every moment of her steps through life."
And speaking of Ledger's recent Oscar nomination for his role in The Dark Knight, Kate adds, "What an unbelievable legacy he has left for Matilda and our family."