“Those 16 years of being her husband taught me how to love unconditionally," Liam Neeson said.
Actor Liam Neeson had to deal with grief just like any other human being and move on with his life and career for the sake of his children. But that didn’t stop the actor from visiting his late wife’s final resting place daily to have a moment and some intimate conversation with her.
When Neeson was asked if he ever dreams about Natasha Richardson, who passed away in a skiing accident in 2009. “Some people who were very dear friends of Natasha told me of their dreams but I haven’t really had clear dreams about Natasha,” Neeson answered. But according to Inquirer.Net, the 70-year-old actor shared that he visits his wife Richardson’s grave on a regular basis almost a decade after her unfortunate demise. “I speak to her every day at her grave which is about a mile and a half down the road. I go down there quite often, so I speak to her as if she’s here. Not that she answers me,” revealed the actor.
According to US Magazine, The Taken actor first met actress Richardson on the Broadway production of Anna Christie in 1993. Richardson was married to producer Robert Fox and the actress called the early phases of her growing relationship with Neeson “bad timing” since her marriage was also simultaneously coming to an end. However, the chemistry between The Parent Trap star and Neeson was undeniable. “Obviously I fell very much in love with him,” Richardson had disclosed to the Daily News in an interview published in March 2009.
According to TODAY, Natasha Richardson died in 2009 from an epidural hematoma after a freak accident on a ski slope at the Mont-Tremblant resort in Quebec. In 60 Minutes With CBS, the Star Wars actor revealed a pact between himself and his wife. "She and I had made a pact. If any of us got into a vegetative state we'd pull the plug. So when I saw her and saw all these tubes and stuff, my immediate thought was, 'She's gone,'" he revealed in the interview.
After Richardson’s death, Neeson stayed lowkey, away from the media’s prying eyes, and made no statement after the accident but ultimately paid a tribute to her in 2016. According to Brightside, he said, “Those 16 years of being her husband taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our spouses. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won't be there anymore."
Richardson, who hailed from the famous Redgrave acting dynasty, left behind two sons, Micheál, and Daniel. Neeson and his oldest son Micheál Richardson also had their first big onscreen collaboration on the 2020 film, Made in Italy. They’ve previously played a father and son in Cold Pursuit. On the other hand, his 26-year-old son Daniel is a fashion designer for his eco-conscious clothing line named Pine Outfitters, as per New York Post.
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