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Naomi Watts pays tribute to Heath Ledger on the 10th anniversary of his death

The world lost the talented actor back in 2008.

By Chloe Lal

Naomi Watts has taken a moment to remember her former boyfriend, the late Heath Ledger on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Heath, who dated Naomi for two years between 2002 and 2004, sadly passed away on January 22, 2008, at the age of 28.

And now Naomi has paid tribute to her former flame.

Naomi and Heath were together for two years.
Naomi and Heath were together for two years.
Pictured in 2002 with bestie Nicole Kidman at *The Ring* premiere.
Pictured in 2002 with bestie Nicole Kidman at The Ring premiere.

Taking to Instagram, Naomi shared a stunning black and white photograph of the actor.

Alongside it, she penned this poignant message: "Thinking about this beautiful soul today," she began.

"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."

Adding, "I will never forget his gentle spirit. ❤️ "

"He was a true original!"
"He was a true original!"

Following the demise of their relationship, Heath moved on with Michelle Williams and Naomi started a family with Liev Schreiber.

Despite both finding love with others, Naomi has nothing but fond memories of her time with the Oscar winner.

"We had a beautiful relationship, only a couple of years, but he was a man who was completely full of joy, and there was a lot of laughing and affection," she recalled back in 2011.

"He was really a very special soul and made a great impact on my life."

"And a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. And it's such a tragedy for his little daughter."

Heath went on to find love with Michelle Williams.
Heath went on to find love with Michelle Williams.
While Naomi moved on with ex-partner, Liev Schreiber.
While Naomi moved on with ex-partner, Liev Schreiber.

The Aussie legend is survived by his daughter 12-year-old Matilda Ledger, who he shared with ex Michelle Williams.

Michelle's best friend Busy Philipps also took a moment to remember her goddaughter's dad.

Watch the heartbreaking video in the player below.

Michelle's bestie Busy was very close to Heath.
Michelle's bestie Busy was very close to Heath.

Sharing an Instagram video story, the actress is seen crying in her car, as she listens to the song Time to Pretend by MGMT.

"I was just driving and I was thinking about my friend Heath who died 10 years ago and this song came on, Time to Pretend," she confessed.

"It came out after he passed away and I remember when it came out, because [I thought] it made me think of him. I just thought he would have liked this song. And for some reason, every time I hear this song… it's weird."