Close Friend Describes Heath as 'Edgy' Over Christmas

01/24/2008 at 11:00 AM EST

Close Friend Describes Heath as 'Edgy' Over Christmas
Sophie Ward (left) and Gemma Ward
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Heath Ledger was described by a friend, model Sophie Ward, as being nervous and anxious over the Christmas holidays, when he was home in Perth – and he felt especially remiss over not being with Matlida, his 2-year-old daughter by Michelle Williams, reports the West Australian newspaper.

"We went to the movies and just did normal stuff," said Ward, the sister of supermodel Gemma Ward, with whom Ledger reportedly was last linked. "But he was a bit edgy. He couldn't really relax."

The Perth-based Ward added, "He said he was going to London but was quite upset because he couldn't see his daughter as much as he'd like to. He was traveling so much, and I think he was just frustrated with it all."

Describing Ledger over the holidays, she said, "He was clean and wasn't drinking any alcohol or taking drugs. He smoked cigarettes, but that's about it. He was drinking Diet Coke when we were together and he said he was very committed to not drinking alcohol."

She added, "I don't believe he took his own life deliberately."

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