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Naomi Watts says she will never get over her father’s tragic death
Naomi Watts has said she will never get over the tragic death of her father.Peter Watts, who was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd, died of an apparent heroin overdose at the age of 31 when Naomi was seven years old.“The grief never goes away but playing [different roles in movies] you find news ways of understanding it,” the actress told Marie Claire Australia.“Still to this day as a 55-year-old woman I wish I’d witnessed what it was like to have a father to speak to at various times in my life. I wish that he’d been there to pat me on the back when I’ve had successful moments or complex moments that I’ve been troubled by.”Peter and Naomi’s costume designer mother Myfanwy, known as Miv, divorced when she was four years old.The actress previously explained how Pink Floyd helped Miv financially to “get things underway” after Peter’s death, but she and her mother still struggled.Watts has previously spoken about dealing with grief decades after losing her father, telling Vogue Australia in 2021: “Having grown up losing my dad at a very early age, I think that’s a story I know well; it’s still sorting itself out at the ripe age of 52.’“Through that, you lose a part of yourself… you feel like you’re not fully formed in a way,” she added.Myfanwy also spoke about coping with the loss of her ex-husband, telling the Daily Mail Australia: “It left scars.