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Naomi Watts opens up about dad's heroin overdose, seeing new photo of him years after his death

Actress Naomi Watts opened up publicly about father's fatal heroin overdose -- and recently receiving a photo of him smiling -- for the first time more than 40 years after his death. 

Watts, 48, told The Guardian in an interview on Saturday she was just 4 years old when her father, Peter Watts, was found dead in his London flat in 1976. Peter Watts was Pink Floyd's former sound engineer and road manager at the time. 

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"When he died, my dad hadn’t saved money, and I guess my mum didn’t have any. So they, the band, very kindly...'Trust fund' doesn’t sound right at all," Watts told the news site. "I think they gave my mum a few thousand dollars to help get things under way. A lump sum, to help. It was kind that they did that."

Watts and her family then moved to Australia. At that time, she only had one or two photos and a handful of memories to remember her father. But a few weeks ago, a Pink Floyd fan approached her and handed her an envelope. Inside was a photo of her father, one she never saw until that moment. 

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"You’ve got to understand, I’ve got maybe three photos of my dad, and maybe two memories. And all of the photos of him are either out of focus or he’s a tiny speck in the background," Watts said. 

Watts said this was the first time she saw her father smile.

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