Richardson was married when they met, but meeting Neeson made her fall for him with the same fervor with which he fell for her.
That unexpected moment for a Hollywood couple in the 1993 Anna Christie Broadway drama taught us what true love is. The play was the catalyst for Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson’s meeting.
Richardson was married to producer Robert Fox at the time, but seeing Neeson made her fall in love with him with the same fervor with which he fell for her.
Unfortunately for Neeson, Richardson died in 2009, and he never married again. Years after losing her, the Taken star is still in mourning for the lady who forever stole his heart.
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Richardson and her son were on a ski holiday in Quebec in March 2009, while Neeson was filming a movie in Toronto, Canada. She was unfortunately involved in an accident that did not appear to be dangerous at first. She had fallen and hurt her head, but she was unharmed. “Oh, sweetheart,” Neeson recalls his wife saying over the phone to him. “I slipped and fell in the snow.”
Unfortunately, she had no idea that the injuries she had sustained was far more terrible than she could have imagined. Richardson experienced lucid interval, a period in which a person with a catastrophic brain injury appears normal while blood builds up in the brain, generating pressure that can be fatal.
When Neeson learned of the seriousness of his wife’s health, he flew to Montreal. “I took a taxi to this hospital, and this doctor, who appeared to be 17 years old, showed me her X-ray.” It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on. You know what I mean? It was like something out of a cartoon. The brain is squished against the side of the skull, as you know. It’s– as the blood tries to find a way out. “Did you know?” “, says the actor.
He then described the moment he decided to pull the plug. “I went in and told her how much I loved her.” ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this,’ he said. You’ve hit your head on something. It’s– I’m not sure if you can hear me, but this is what happened. And we’ll take you back to New York. ‘Your entire family and circle of friends will be present.’ And that was pretty much it. You know what I mean?
So my first thought when I saw her and saw all these tubes and whatnot was, ‘OK, these tubes have to go.’ ‘She’s no longer here.’ However, she gave three of her organs, allowing her to keep three others alive at the moment. Yeah. Her kidneys, her liver, and her heart.”
Richardson’s sons are now all grown up and quite accomplished in their own fields. They are confident that their mum would be proud of them.
The lads never miss an opportunity to pay honor to their mother. “No one’s ever gone, they become more alive,” Daniel captioned a photo of her on Instagram.