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Liam Neeson reveals a sad new fact about Natasha Richardson’s death


We all remember when Natasha Richardson suddenly passed away after a skiing accident in 2009, and no one knows the sting of that tragedy more than her partner, Liam Neeson. He appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live this week, where he discussed an interview he gave with 60 minutes following Natasha’s death – an interview he says left out a very important detail.

“We got hundreds – maybe a couple thousand – sympathy cards, emails and stuff from all over the world, especially America,” he recalled.  “Not one from that ski resort.”

That’s really terrible, and seems bad form, to be honest. After such a terrible tragedy, the least they could do is send a sympathy card. Clearly even such a small gesture would have meant a lot.

Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Natasha Richardson’s Organs Donated After Her Death


As the loved ones of Natasha Richardson continue to mourn, a family decision made in the wake of the Tony-winning actress’s sudden death March 18 has brought a measure of comfort: After Richardson was taken off life support at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, her family requested that her organs be donated to other patients whose lives they might save.

Organ donation “is very Natasha,” a family friend says in the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “She spent so much time fighting the stigma of AIDS; someone like that would naturally donate her organs. At least by donating her organs something good could come out of [the tragedy].”

Richardson, 45, died after falling during a ski lesson at a Canadian resort on March 16. An autopsy performed in New York City showed that a blow to her head had caused a fatal epidural hematoma, bleeding between her brain and her skull.

In the days since Richardson’s death, her husband of 14 years, actor Liam Neeson, 56, and the couple’s sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, have shown remarkable public poise in dealing with the tragedy. “Liam is doing okay,” says family friend Blaine Trump. “It takes a while to absorb this. But he says the family needs to move forward. They will take it one step at a time.”

The Irish actor was expected to return to work on the Toronto set of his upcoming drama Chloe, and the boys were headed back to school. “With good friends by their side,” says Trump, “they will get through the tough days ahead.”


Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 1:13pm
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Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave Watch Broadway Lights Dim for Natasha


Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave gathered to watch New York City’s Broadway lights dim for Natasha Richardson, who died Wednesday after a tragic skiing accident.

Joined by actor friends Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick during the touching tribute, Neeson shielded his eyes under a baseball cap, the London Telegraph reports.

The New York City Medical Examiner told Thursday Richardson, 45, died from a “blunt impact to the head” after the Monday tumble near Montreal. Her family released a statement Wednesday saying they were “shocked and devastated.”

On Thursday, her uncle Corin Redgrave said he hoped she would be remembered as a “wonderful, very glamorous person and a very beautiful person.”

Broadway star Patrick Wilson told Us Richardson was “a fantastic talent” at the revival of West Side Story Thursday night.

Although Richardson starred in movies — and wed her husband after Nell — she was acclaimed for her theater work, and won a Tony after appearing as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

Said In The Heights actress Lin Manuel Miranda: “It’s a tragic loss…I was a huge fan of her work. So it’s just really unbelievably sad. I wanted to see her next thing.”

Kathleen Turner told Us, “I’m just heartsick.

“I loved her. We knew each other, we liked each other. I admired her work, she admired mine. I thought she was a terrific person. It’s just shocking.”


Posted Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 7:07am
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Cause of death revealed for Natasha Richardson.


The New York City medical examiner has made a ruling on what exactly killed Natasha Richardson.

Following an autospy this morning, the agency determined that the Tony Award-winning actress succumbed to an “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head.” The death was ruled an accident, said medical examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove.

A private memorial is being planned by the Greenwich Village Funeral Home.

The 45-year-old stage and screen star died Wednesday, two days after what was described as a minor fall during ski lessons on a beginner slope.

Richardson was lucid following the tumble Monday at the Mont Tremblant resort near Montreal. “She did not show any visible sign of injury, but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor,” a spokeswoman for the resort told E! News.

But, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail, paramedics were turned back after being informed they were not needed.

“They never saw the patient, so they turned around,” said Yves Coderre, director of operations at Ambulances Radisson, the emergency services company for the resort. (more…)

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:11am
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