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Originally posted 02/15/2011 06:30PM
At first, Liam Neeson didn't know how to cope with the grief that hit him after the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson.
"I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work," Neeson, 58, says in the March issue of Esquire, on newsstands Feb. 22.
But the distraction only helped for so long. "That's the weird thing about grief," he adds. "You can't prepare for it. You think you're gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work."
Originally posted 05/27/2010 07:00AM
After losing her daughter, Natasha Richardson, last year and her brother and sister in the past two months, Vanessa Redgrave says she has drawn strength from memories – and her rekindled romance with actor Franco Nero, four decades after they first fell in love – to weather the grief of the past year.
"I treasure every single moment I spent with them," the Oscar winner, 73, tells PEOPLE in its upcoming issue, referring to Natasha, who died at 45 in a skiing accident in March 2009; brother Corin, who lost his battle with prostate cancer last month at 70, and sister Lynn, who passed away this month at 67 after a battle with breast cancer.
"I miss them so much," adds Redgrave. "I glory in what all three gave me, and gave to so very many others as well. All three were devoted to their families and gave us, each and every one, from the youngest to the oldest, very happy times, and much to be merry about."
Originally posted 02/11/2010 05:55PM
Friends and family offered heartfelt remembrances of Natasha Richardson at amfAR's starry annual New York gala Wednesday night.
"I remember her laugh," Alan Cumming, who starred with the actress in Cabaret on Broadway, told PEOPLE. "She was really kind to me."
After the late actress' father, Tony Richardson, died of AIDS-related causes in 1991, she devoted herself to helping to fight HIV/AIDS. She joined AmfAR's board of trustess in 2006. In 1999, she was the driving force behind "Unforgettable: Fashion of the Oscars," an auction of Academy Award gowns that raised more than $1.5 million for AIDS research. Richardson died on March 18, 2009 after suffering a fatal brain injury during a skiing accident in Canada.
Those who knew Richardson recalled her as a gracious hostess and accomplished cook. "She made a wonderful Boeuf Bourguignon," said Stanley Tucci, who emceed the event at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. "You never had a bad meal at Natasha's house."
Originally posted 01/13/2010 02:55PM
AmfAR has announced it will honor the late Natasha Richardson at its annual gala, on Feb. 10, to kick off New York City's Fashion Week.
Richardson's mother, Vanessa Redgrave, along with Meryl Streep and amfAR founding chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim will take part in the tribute. Redgrave and Natasha’s sister, Joely Richardson, are co-chairs of the event.
Richardson joined AmfAR's board of trustess in 2006. In 1999, she was the driving force behind "Unforgettable: Fashion of the Oscars," an auction of Academy Award gowns that raised more than $1.5 million for AIDS research. It was a cause she was passionate about. Her father, the Oscar-winning British film director Tony Richardson (Tom Jones), died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.
Originally posted 12/10/2009 06:20AM
Actress Joely Richardson and her late sister may have been as different as "chalk and cheese," but they were also soulmates – and Joely accepts that there will forever be an empty space in her heart where Natasha used to be.
"We were completely enmeshed in each other," Joely, 44, tells the January issue of Britain's Tatler magazine. "I hadn't lived a day in my life without her. You worry about your children and your elders, but I never imagined such a thing as this. Tash was a given to me."
It was the first time the Nip/Tuck actress has spoken at length about the sudden loss of her sister earlier this year. Natasha died after a skiing accident in Canada in March.
Originally posted 09/23/2009 12:15PM
Liam Neeson, whose wife Natasha Richardson died in March after a skiing accident, recently said he and his two sons are taking each day as it comes.
At a party Monday night to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the theater magazine Playbill, Richardson's aunt Lynn Redgrave echoed Neeson's sentiments.
"Well, we just go on, day by day," the actress, 66, said. "We remember her every day, we'll never forget. She was a bright, bright light in our lives."
Originally posted 05/22/2009 07:40AM
The Cannes Film Festival took a serious turn Thursday night, when Sharon Stone honored the memory of her friend Natasha Richardson at amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS event.
Stone, 51, hosted the annual charity event, held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc on the Cap D'Antibes. The star, who was introduced on stage by studio head Harvey Weinstein, grew teary as she spoke of her friend and co-amfAR worker Richardson, who died in March after a head injury from a skiing accident.
Originally posted 04/23/2009 04:40PM
Liam Neeson's return to the Canadian set of Chloe just days after saying his final goodbye to wife Natasha Richardson was a "harrowing experience" for all involved, says the movie's director.
"He called me and said, 'You know let's do it right away.' It was really emotional," Atom Egoyan tells ET Canada. "I think the only way he could have come back was right after because his family was all there to support his boys."
"Liam is heroic," adds Egoyan. "He came back and finished."
Originally posted 03/31/2009 07:10PM
It was on the Toronto set of the movie Chloe that Liam Neeson first heard his wife Natasha Richardson had been in a skiing accident near Montreal. He rushed away to be by her side at the hospital, and was with her until the end, two days later.
Last week, Neeson, 56, quietly returned to Toronto to finish work on the Atom Egoyan-directed thriller costarring Julianne Moore. He shot his last scenes on Friday and the film wrapped on Saturday, Neeson's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Richardson, who died at age 45 from a blunt impact to the head that caused internal bleeding, was laid to rest March 22 in upstate New York.
Originally posted 03/28/2009 12:15PM
A few hours after her fateful fall on the ski slopes, Natasha Richardson appeared "disoriented … with signs of confusion, a concussion," according to a medic who radioed hospital staff from the ambulance.
In tapes of the 911 call obtained by Canada's Globe and Mail, the actress's condition initially appeared mild.
"10-17," the medic says at 1 p.m. on March 16, meaning he has arrived after a call to the 911 dispatch center near Mirabel, Quebec, in response to Richardson's fall at the Mont Tremblant ski resort. "Uhh, we're still waiting for the patient."
Richardson, who was then feeling lucid, had declined treatment.
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