Liam Neeson says he talks to late wife Natasha Richardson 'every day' following her tragic death

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By Asiya Ali

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Liam Neeson has revealed that he goes to his late wife's grave every day and talks to her.

The 70-year-old Taken actor had been married to Natasha Richardson for 15 years and they shared two sons: Micheál Richardson, 27, and Daniel Neeson, 26.

However, in 2009, the Parent Trap actress tragically died at the age of 45, after suffering a blunt blow to the head due to a skiing accident while in Quebec, Canada. She was then airlifted to Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC where she was placed on life support and died with her family by her side.

Understandably still heartbroken at his loss, the Blacklight actor has opened up about how he keeps her memory alive. During a 2020 interview with Inquirer.net, Neeson said: "I speak to her every day at her grave which is about a mile and a half down the road."

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Liam Neeson and late wife Natasha Richardson. Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Neeson, who lives in upstate New York, continued: "I go down there quite often, so I do speak to her as if she’s here. Not that she answers me."

The couple first met in 1993 while working on Broadway's Anna Christie. They tied the knot in the summer of 1994 and then had their two sons.

During a 2014 interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes, the Love Actually star recalled the heartbreaking moment he had to see the Maid in Manhattan actress on life support.

"I went in and told her I loved her. I said, 'Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head. It’s - I don’t know if you can hear me, but that's - this is what’s gone down,'" he explained

"'And we're bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come.' And that was more or less it," Neeson added.

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Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson in Made in Italy. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Elsewhere in the Inquirer interview, Neeson shared what it was like to film alongside his son, Micheál, in the movie Made In Italy. The pair played a father and son who are also dealing with the loss of their wife and mother as they try to remodel a house left to them by her.

Neeson expressed how taken back he was by his son's skills on set and questioned whether he would have been able to do the same at a young age.

"Micheál is now 25. He was 23 (during filming). I remember thinking, 'F***, I couldn’t have done that at his age.' That happened a couple of times. Just little fleeting thoughts," he said.

"Acting is a craft and you could spend years at it. I’m certainly still learning stuff. I do think he has [a] presence, which is important for cinema, for the camera. So we shall see," he added.

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Liam Neeson says he talks to late wife Natasha Richardson 'every day' following her tragic death

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By Asiya Ali

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Liam Neeson has revealed that he goes to his late wife's grave every day and talks to her.

The 70-year-old Taken actor had been married to Natasha Richardson for 15 years and they shared two sons: Micheál Richardson, 27, and Daniel Neeson, 26.

However, in 2009, the Parent Trap actress tragically died at the age of 45, after suffering a blunt blow to the head due to a skiing accident while in Quebec, Canada. She was then airlifted to Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC where she was placed on life support and died with her family by her side.

Understandably still heartbroken at his loss, the Blacklight actor has opened up about how he keeps her memory alive. During a 2020 interview with Inquirer.net, Neeson said: "I speak to her every day at her grave which is about a mile and a half down the road."

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Liam Neeson and late wife Natasha Richardson. Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Neeson, who lives in upstate New York, continued: "I go down there quite often, so I do speak to her as if she’s here. Not that she answers me."

The couple first met in 1993 while working on Broadway's Anna Christie. They tied the knot in the summer of 1994 and then had their two sons.

During a 2014 interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes, the Love Actually star recalled the heartbreaking moment he had to see the Maid in Manhattan actress on life support.

"I went in and told her I loved her. I said, 'Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head. It’s - I don’t know if you can hear me, but that's - this is what’s gone down,'" he explained

"'And we're bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come.' And that was more or less it," Neeson added.

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Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson in Made in Italy. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Elsewhere in the Inquirer interview, Neeson shared what it was like to film alongside his son, Micheál, in the movie Made In Italy. The pair played a father and son who are also dealing with the loss of their wife and mother as they try to remodel a house left to them by her.

Neeson expressed how taken back he was by his son's skills on set and questioned whether he would have been able to do the same at a young age.

"Micheál is now 25. He was 23 (during filming). I remember thinking, 'F***, I couldn’t have done that at his age.' That happened a couple of times. Just little fleeting thoughts," he said.

"Acting is a craft and you could spend years at it. I’m certainly still learning stuff. I do think he has [a] presence, which is important for cinema, for the camera. So we shall see," he added.

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy